Have you ever seen an actor or a dancer get up on stage and perform without hours and hours of rehearsals? Has a painter ever created a masterpiece without mastering technical skills? Like any artist, a writer needs to practice, practice, and practice. I don’t believe in coincidence when it comes to writing success. Like any talent, it needs constant honing and a focused mind. Sometimes a little inspiration and much caffeine go a long way.
Every writer has a unique voice and set of experiences that guide their pen. Write for you and no one else. And squelch that self-doubt ruining your creativity. Hone your craft through exercises such as Didi Oviatt suggests in her article, Six Step Improvement Exercises To Benefit Any Writer
One of my favorite authors, George Orwell once said, “A scrupulous writer, in every sentence he writes, will ask himself at least four questions:
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