Are You As Good at Writing As You Want to Be? Here’s How to Improve

More great advice in this post from the Novelty Revisions blog.

Meg Dowell Writes

I would honestly be surprised if your answer to this question was, “Yes.”

I’m not saying you’re not good at writing. I don’t even know you. But I think it’s in our nature, as creatives, to always want to be better than we currently are. Especially when it comes to our craft.

I’ve found myself sitting in concerts thinking, “I wish I could sing/play like that.” I’ve looked at art, read books, watched movies, and thought, “How did they get so good at this?”

The answer is so simple and obvious — and it isn’t that they were “born” with exceptional talent like so many people seem to think.

The truth is, they worked for their achievements. These are skills they developed over a span of many years of consistent, exhausting effort.

Writing is not something you are born doing, and you don’t just automatically know how to do it…

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