I want to start this off by saying… HAPPY NaNoWriMio! Enjoy these last weeks of writing nonstop. P.S. Take breaks. Your brain will thank you. You may now proceed to the article.
In my time as a writer, I have done one thing that I believe we should avoid as writers or people. The deadliest of deadly things. Comparison.
When you’re new to the writing scene it’s easy to say you want to be like Stephen King or J. K. Rowling, but you won’t ever be like them. How you write words on the page will be so different from how they did. You don’t know what they went through to get to their final draft.
You don’t want to be known as someone who writes like this person or that person. You want to be unique and stand out. I know I do, and I am. No one can tell my story the way I’m telling it and it’s the same with you. No one has the words to express a story as unique as the person writing it.
Maybe you don’t write with the eloquence of a thesaurus, but you can learn to be the best you. Believe me. I am NOT the same writer I was in Version 1 hat I am now in Version 3. That’s another thing!
NEVER THINK YOUR FIRST VERSION IS THE VERSION THAT WILL BE PRINTED. 100% it won’t be. I’d bet money on that. Don’t define your writing skills by who you are in the middle of your first draft. I know it’s hard to do. I have done it, but now I’m looking at Road to Grimpaitra knowing that how it is right now won’t be what it will be 3 months from now.
Keep writing and ultimately become the best version of you! Don’t get caught up worrying about sounding as eloquent as the authors in which you look up. Focus on your own work!
Stay cool peeps!
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