All Writers Start Out Writing Terrible Things

This is so, so true. Have I read my stuff from “back in the day,” I cringe. I can only improve by writing more. I also think sharing my stuff with others (mostly writers) is important. My early drafts often go through a lot of changes before they are seen by the wider world.
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Novelty Revisions

You’re about ready to quit. Give up. Throw your work-in-progress in the virtual trash.

Why should you even bother writing a book, anyway? You’re no good at this. Every sentence you read back feels like you’re trying too hard. What’s the point?

Have you ever had these thoughts? I have. Impostor syndrome aside, I often struggle to determine whether or not what I’m working on is “good enough” to even be considered for publishing.

The good news is, this is normal. No, seriously. At some point, every writer worries their words don’t make any sense.

Need some encouragement? Here it is: You might totally suck at writing at the moment. Or not. But that’s OK, because at some point along the way, we all do.

We all start out not really sure how storytelling works, at least beyond what we’ve read in books or seen on TV. Our stories are…

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Author: Cynthia "Cyndi" Hilston

Cynthia Hilston is a thirty-something-year-old stay at home mom of three young kids, happily married. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she finally stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction. In her spare time – what spare time? – she devours books, watches Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, pets her orange kitty, looks at the stars, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.  

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