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You Don't Think You're a Good Writer

Updated: Dec 27, 2021

For some of you, in the beginning, you may not think you're a good writer. And you may be right. Most people think writing is easy. They don't believe it is a craft that needs to be honed and refined. There are very few people who can sit down, write something and their first draft is perfect.

And for those of us who have been writing for a while, you are a good writer. You are good because you keep writing, you keep learning, you keep refining your craft. You also cannot sit down and write a first draft that is perfect. But that first draft is a good one.

Stop being so hard on yourself. Anything worth doing takes time. I know what you think you see. You think you see writers who are putting out three and four books a year, authors who are more popular than you or more successful, writers who make it seem easy. Stop doing that. Their journey is not your journey and you have no idea how long it took them to get where they are or how long they will be there.

The stories you have inside you to tell, need to be told. Focus on those stories and what you need to make yourself the best writer you can be. None of us are good writers when we start, but we get better, the more we write, the more we are willing to learn and the amount of patience we have with ourselves. You don't think you are a good writer, but you are.

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