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The Increasingly Political Thoughts of Rebecca (Becky) Walker

Writing February 21, 2007

Filed under: Anecdotal — Addicted to Yarn @ 8:38 pm

Human emotions and motivations are strange things. I want to write. I want to write well. I want people to read the things I write and to enjoy them and maybe even be inspired by them. But I don’t want to work at it. I want it to just magically happen with no effort or exercise on my part.

I know there are things I can do to improve my writing. There are lessons and drills and practice stories but I don’t want to do any of that. I want to write what’s in my head and have it be great.

I had my first fan fiction beta read today. I was uncomfortably shocked at how much tweaking my story needed. There were so many little things I need to do to make my writing more polished. They are all things I should have seen but didn’t. Was I just too close to the story? Is that why you have others read your work? Do all writers have this happen? Is it something I can fix? Will practice make perfect?

I don’t know but I aim to find out. I want to keep writing. I want to improve, even if I have to work at it. I will probably write some real stinkers over the years but hopefully I will come through it all with better writing skills. I guess we will see.

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2 Responses to “Writing”

  1. RiverRatRanger Says:

    The RRR says…yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. You’ve hit the nail on the head with all your questions. MRS. RRR says.. “memorize a passage of about 10 verses from the Bible… old King James… It’s pure poetry and always absolutely grammatically correct. I’ll bet you find it “magically” makes your writing skills better.” I agree. Worked for Abe Lincoln… read the Gettysburg address.

  2. CC Says:

    I want to write too, but I think I stink. Time will tell I guess.


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