Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Writing as Communication: Kick "Almost Perfect" to the Curb

Finding your way to readers is a weighty task for many writers. If you are the type of person who writes to express your inner and outer state of being, it's not the end game you seek. Rather, we are the ones who struggle at times for just the right rhythm to convey both language mastery and the more amorphous attempts to make our thoughts real.

As a writer you have found nirvana if you shape your words, sentences and paragraphs in a way that has you believing in the plot and trying to find out what happens through writing it down. It's the best place to be, and selling that work can wait until you have everything down and almost perfect.

"Almost perfect" is the key point here. Even the best and most prolific writers could have one story or a full-blown novel that is too precious to send out in a cruel and highly critical world. Other novelists and writers, on the other hand, can pound out hundreds of articles, a few short stories and a book per year and never worry about whether the work is perfect. Sincerely, I'm envious  of the ones who can let go of their writing readily and without looking back.

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