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Mon May 18, 2020 4:07 pm Post
Floss wrote:oh my.
exan, you are already better than the vast majority of people out there. i say this because i see three excellent qualities in your post...
one -- you have proven that you know how to finish a tale. so many people who want to write, never get round to finishing anything. you have at least one complete short story under your belt. well done. that get-to-the-end-of-the-story attitude is a big part of what it takes to be a writer and you have shown you have it early.
two -- you have described a strong desire to keep telling stories and sharing them, as well as a deep emotional connection to what you write. this desire is where new stories come from; where the itch to improve is born. speaking of which...
three -- you have shown an ability to be self-critical, to read what you have already produced and learn from it. this openness to feedback -- whether from yourself or from others -- is essential to improving and becoming the best you can be. the fact that you are able to be honest with yourself and translate that into actual useful areas for development that you can practice is an incredibly good sign.
my advice also comes in threes...
one -- keep writing as much as possible.
two -- seek as much feedback as possible, both from your own re-reading of your work, but also from others; join a writing group and share willingly to learn from everyones experience, not just your own.
three -- read as much as possible, and as widely as possible. you say this does not excite you as much as writing but the more you read, the more all the finer details will soak into your soul and become part of how you see the world and your own writing. reading really is what accelerates you on your writing journey.
best of luck and have fun
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