Writing a great short story, or a novel that is engaging and inspiring enough to touch SOMEONE and make just one person’s life a little more fruitful…. That’s what we aim for when we write fiction. At least, that’s what I hope my fiction might accomplish.
And that is the beginning of the problem, at least when it comes to my approach to fiction. Writing is wonderful, and a worthy aim, but it is not an easy hobby or job, for a number of reasons.
It doesn’t help that–if you’re anything like me– we often make writing harder than it needs to be. Today, I wanted to address three ways writers are often too hard on themselves.
1. OUR GOALS ARE NOT DEFINED ENOUGH. THEY ARE ABSTRACT AND IMPOSSIBLE TO MEASURE.
That’s the problem with the “goal” that I mentioned above. Oh…
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