HOW TO FIGURE OUT YOUR WRITING WEAKNESS
I hope everyone enjoyed Memorial Day. I certainly did, even though I’ve been sick for the past few days. That said, I cooked up some elephantine hamburgers yesterday by mistake. I couldn’t stop laughing at these fist-sized loaves of meat. But I digress.
As writers, it’s important to know what our strengths and weaknesses are. Many people don’t want to admit their blind spots, which ultimately hinders their writing.
For me, as many of you may already know, I have trouble when it comes to fight scenes.
So here I am writing my trilogy that must have fight scenes, but I always freeze whenever I get to them. I perform my mantras, and eventually a well-crafted scene emerges, but it takes thought, practice, and advice.
Some writers have trouble with grammar. I’ve read some works that need a serious red pen, but the writer must have assumed that he needed no assistance. One exercise that will help us more than most is to think of our writing challenges and either list them or file them in the mental file cabinet.
How does this help? Well, it will give us the drive to find the right tools to make sure that we are writing our best.
There’s no reason for us to have redundant repetitions, misspelled wurds, and flighty and weightless jargon.
I attend a writer’s group that I found on meetup.com, and I also bounce ideas off of one of my good friends. If you don’t have anyone to bounce ideas off of or you need someone to edit your work, I currently edit for free.
So please know that I’ll give honest feedback. Just don’t ask me to review a published work since it’s already in print and my feedback really won’t assist with your current WIP.
I say all this to say, know that I truly am an advocate of writers because I know how therapeutic the practice can be.
Anyway. I’d like to hear what some of your weaknesses are when it comes to writing. Please comment below.
Thanks for stopping by.