4 December 2011

Posted by Lisa-Marie Dutt |

After browsing through many video guides on youtube to find some form of inspiration, I came across something in particular I believe to be extremely helpful. It does not matter what kind of writer you are, the only thing that matters is that you appreciate your writing. If you do not like what you are writing, what hope do you have of completing it?

Learning how to like what you have written is often difficult, especially if you have a great dislike for your own words. I have struggled with such an issue myself for quite some time now, but I'm aware that I must read through everything I write anyway in order to revise and edit to improve. If you act this way toward your writing and see it as more of a job than a hobby, you will not have such a great chance of success as you would if you were to enjoy what you're doing. I realised the hard way after spending months on end trying to write, only to be left with an empty page to show for my efforts. Realisation struck me when I noticed I was typing out a few lines, reading over what I had written and erasing it without even a second glance. Do not do this, never give in to the temptation of believing your work is not good enough. It is always good enough, even if all you must do is improve it by adding or subtracting.

Everyone has the ability to write well, it is only a matter of whether or not you choose to try. If you try, you will succeed for certain. The video above will inspire you further so please listen carefully. However, if the video does not encourage you, try the links below:

The Writers Workout
World's Best Writing Tips
The Writers Devotional
Creative Writing Ideas


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