The Small Things That Help a Writer Grow

Check out this post on The Small Things That Help a Writer Grow from the Novelty Revisions blog.

Meg Dowell

Growth, as a writer, takes time.

You can’t just write your first story or blog post or poem and suddenly know all there is to know.

This is why we practice, why we write for exposure in the early days. Why we write hundreds of thousands of words that no one else will ever see, just for the sake of improvement.

All this is so important. You have to learn to write; to not only give your words meaning, but make them understandable and relatable enough for anyone who reads them.

But if I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that as much as you think you can do this all by yourself, you can’t.

I’ve always been the quiet type, the kind of writer who prefers to work alone. I love writing in complete silence without interruption. A lot of the time, I prefer judging my own work over letting…

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