In order to be a great writer, you have to be willing to go out and make your own mistakes.
You have to go to the trouble of making yourself laugh, to make your writing funny.
You must write about life in a way that’s not just predictable and repetitive, but that’s still engaging, to be true to yourself.
This is a responsibility that’s always on your shoulders, whether you’re writing in prose or in poetry, and it can be daunting.
To be a good writer, it’s critical that you know how to deal with all of this.
You have to know when to let the writer be, and when to take it personally.
You need to understand when to pull back from your subject matter to make it personal, and then when to go in and let your character do their thing.
And you need to know what the writer needs to know, because sometimes the writers need to be told things that are, frankly, not true.
When you’re a writer, there are times when you just need to put your mind to writing, to know how it’s going to go, and that’s where the writer comes in.
You’ve got to know your subject, and you’ve got the author’s story, and the writer can always be on the lookout for the right moment to tell you.
If you’re having trouble, don’t despair.
There’s always a way out.
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