Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Writing and Stuff

I am going to try and practice writing every day as much as I can. Whether it's a blog post, or working on my creative writing or something else, I will consciously do something about writing. The whole idea of communicating, expressing myself in a meaningful way, has always been important to me. I just haven't had the confidence to follow through and really believe that what I have to say is worthwhile, even to myself. Now that's an issue.

Others can benefit from my insights, as I have benefited from others' insights. We all have to share because all of us learn at different rates and in different ways. So rephrasing the same information will catch on to 4 to 5 out of 10 people the first time. The second time, maybe two to three, and the third time, maybe one more. So far at best we have 9 out of 10. Probably one more time will catch that last person. And then the cycle will begin all over again.

So writers, and I say this to myself as well as to those reading this. Don't give up on yourself. If you have a dream, pursue it. If it's working in the realm of ideas and concepts, keep working at it, practice writing in the area you want to follow, whether creative writing or journalism. Go for it with everything you've got and get better. Participate, compete and be heard, or read.

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