You’ve heard the old saying before…practice makes perfect. Well, for writers, there really isn’t anything like perfect because a writer can always find a better way of turning a phrase or using a metaphor.
So instead, perhaps we should say: Practice makes better.
What’s the point I’m getting at with this? Well, simple…if you are a writer then you need to write. You need to practice your craft on a regular and daily basis. Anyone who is interested in mastering a skill or deepening an art form knows this.
This means that you need to write on sunny days and rainy days.
This means you need to write on happy days and sad days.
This means you need to write on healthy days and sick days.
You need to write through all seasons of life so your writing will be able to better capture said seasons of life.
Writing is much like acting: It’s a part of you, and thus it emanates forth from your being. Just as an actor tries to capture and understand the heart of his character, a writer must likewise do the same. Thus writing through the seasons of life will help you better capture the sense and feeling of life, so you may write about it later when it comes forth through your plotting.
What then, does all this mean? It means the writer’s life is a daily experience. Write a little bit, every single day; regardless of how you feel or what you’re experiencing. Capture moments on “paper” and grow in your craft…for as we all know,
practice makes better.
Read the full article here: The Difference Between Good Writers & Bad Writers
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