Monday, April 27, 2015

A to Z - "W" is for Write

For those who don't know, I am a writer.

Not just blogs. I write other stuff. Not all of it is good. Hardly any of it is seen by eyes other than mine.

But I own the title. I love to write. I desire to write. Despite my career that pays the bills, at my core is a writer. If I could get the place where writing pays my bills, I think I would. Not just any writing, but writing that makes me happy.

If you want to be a writer, then you have to do one thing.


It really is that simple. Being a writer doesn't mean that what you write is any good. You will sound ridiculously immature when you first start out. As you go along and read over what you have created, you will be embarrassed for yourself. But it's all part of leaning and growing.

Keep at it.

One day you will be awesome. Practice. Write everything. Type, calligraphy, shorthand, write.

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1 comment:

Shonna Slayton said...

I heard Katherine Patterson speak a few weeks ago, and a paraphrase of some early advice she got was: If you don't dare to write something bad, you'll never dare to write anything good. (For the actual advice, I think you can find it in her latest book, a memoir of her stories.)
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