When Writing Reminds You You’re Not Very Good At This (Yet)


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the topic of times when writing reminds you what you’re not good at.

Meg Dowell Writes

When I have a free 15-minute window at work — a short break from doing my own research and writing my own articles — I do my best to read as many of my colleagues’ articles as I can.

There are some pretty amazing writers at our company. Every once in awhile, I’ll read one that makes me think, “Wow. This is so good. I’ll never be able to write anything this amazing.”

Which isn’t true, of course. As part of the production division of a media company, we’re constantly working together to build each other up, help each other grow, and improve our writing and editorial workflow week over week.

Each writer has their own style, and all of us have been writing for different lengths of time. It only makes sense that some pieces seem more polished and well-structured than others.

We forget it’s okay not to be…

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