Practice Makes Perfect...Well, Maybe Not
When it comes to writing sitting down and putting something on the page everyday will make your writing better, not perfect, but better. My writing “career” has had a lot of ups and downs through the years.I did a lot of reading about it and trying to do the writing practices.I tried to do everything this successful writer said or that one.They all have good things to say and practical advice.But what it came down to is I had to start putting some words on a piece of paper.
A long time ago I was afraid to let people see my writing.If I thought of something that I felt inspired by I’d write it down and want to save it for when I would have a better use for it.Whenever that may be; I didn’t really have a clue about that.I read somewhere that always put your best out there, don’t try to “save” it thinking there may be a better time to share that bit of flowery writing.No, go ahead and use it when it comes to you.As you continue to write more, the words and thoughts will be there.When you write you might not even know what you are going to say until it starts coming out of the pen or off of the keyboard.We are all one of a kind.We come from different life styles and experiences so that’s where our writing comes from.
With all this said, I still have a little trouble with wondering what to write about at times.A quote I read said, “Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.”Flannery O’Connor wrote this in the context of writing.It has stayed with me and makes me feel I don’t have to worry about not having anything to write about or maybe running out of things to say.I am happy to say I survived my childhood and loved every minute of it.Even so I admit I struggle.
My purpose in writing this was to put my thoughts out there and encouragement to anyone who may labor over and fight with the writing part of the web sites, you don’t have to.It will get better.I say this to myself too as I continue on with postings.We can’t be perfect writers, we are not a perfect people, only Jesus can make that claim, but we can be better.
By the way I have read a lot of good writing from other web sites and blogs from this community.That’s a good thing.Keep on writing.
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