For this post, I (Jayden) would like to welcome a guest author from Tupeak Hope - a great blog about patients and healthcare providers working together for the betterment of the patient's care. Here is a quick sample about learning to just write:
Learn to “just write”Ignore the voices that tell you your writing is no good, regardless of whether those voices are external or internal. We all experience self-doubt or that nagging inner voice that says our writing is no good when in fact it may be fantastic writing.
We are often our own worst critic in a most unjust, cruel and even heartless way. We tend not to treat our own writing with the same level of respect and understanding that we offer to other’s writing that we may read.
Ignore the people who gave you feedback on your writing who have never once endeavored to write anything of their own original creation. Forgive them for the ignorance of the art because they simply don’t know what they don’t know.
Ignore those who may criticize you even if they may also be writers, for every person enjoys reading different types of writing. Just because your friend who writes suspenseful fiction may not like your food blog, that doesn't make your writing bad. I have read some writings that didn’t necessarily tickle my fancy, but the writing wasn’t technically poor or bad in any way. It just wasn’t my particular preferred type of reading material. As writers, we should be kind to one another.
You need to have faith that you can write and that you have put the absolute best effort you could into your writing, and learn to cut yourself the same courtesies that you would afford any other writer whose work you read.
You need to give yourself credit for having the courage to write whatever your preferred genre is, for there are many people who never even try.
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