Saturday, November 9, 2013

Finding your place as a writer

When it comes to writing, there are many types and forms, there are also various techniques and most of all, there are different levels to writing. I had thought that I was past the beginners level, but sadly, I am still very much a beginner and just as green as I had been when I had first begun.

In order for you to advance in writing, you continuously have to learn and improve your writing and your techniques. I had kept to myself all these years and did not know that I was making the same mistakes over and over, regardless of how many times I had re-written my book or how many drafts I had. Luckily I have been given the chance to learn about what I was doing wrong and fix some of those mistakes.

Finding your place as a writer can be tough, but it is important to know where you are starting from. Me, I am a beginner and I am still on the starting line, the only place I can go is forward.  

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  1. Everyone starts at the beginning, Murees. That's the only way you can reach the finish line. No matter how long we do something, there is always more to learn. I was a beginning rider for a long time, but eventually, I passed that stage. The time will come for you as well.

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  2. Reading as much as you can in your genre also helps - try to figure out what you're enjoying in the book, what you dislike, how the sentences and chapters are constructed. I think that's the best way to learn.

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  3. We never stop learning, whether we are published or not...
    I truly believe this.

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  4. Deanie - Thank you for the encouraging words. I really don't mind learning.

    Annalisa - Thank you. You are really helping me so much.

    Michelle - I don't mind learning. I want to improve as a writer.

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  5. Hi Murees .. it's just keeping doing and never give up - never give in ..

    Good luck and just enjoy the process ... cheers Hilary

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  6. Hilary - Thank you. Like always, I try.

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  7. I think instead of a straight line, I'd mark my progress with an oval track. Moving forward but at the same time, looping back.

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  8. I did that too! I kept to myself for too long and ended up just staying in a holding pattern. I definitely didn't improve until I recieved, and took, feedback from readers and writers.

    Totally agree!

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  9. LD - I agree, my journey is filled with loops. I simply couldn't sketch one, so I just drew a straight line.

    Katie - Thank you. I like that this didn't just happen to me. I guess that makes me evil, hah?

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  10. Murees,

    Yes there are different levels of writing, but remember there are also different levels of writers. The fact that you continue to write puts you near the top level of writers. Keep at it, your writing will climb levels. Faster than you realize.

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  11. Cher - Thank you. I will definitely keep writing.

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