Jul. 5, 2012

Good from Great

Writing is hard.

 

I mean, I never know if I’m doing it right. And when I read back my own stuff, it’s like I didn’t write it. I don’t think that I’m a good writer at all. In fact, I think I’m a bit suckish at it.

 

My friend once said that a writer isn’t a writer, unless they think, their stuff is bad. And that any writer who thinks their stuff is good, isn’t a writer at all. I agree with him on this one thing. (He’s the same guy who said that women write women they way they want to be, and men write women the way are.) But writing and being a writer are two very different things. The difference, you might ask. Being published!

 

A writer is not a write, unless they’re published in one form or another. And getting published is so difficult now a days, that it would be better to self publish and be done with it. But really, who goes on those self publishing websites anyway? Not me, that’s for sure. I mean, some of the stuff they have on there… well… I wouldn’t consider it top-quality writing. Then again, I don’t consider myself a top quality writer. It’s just a vicious cycle that never ends.

 

So, what’s the question here?

 

I know…

 

What do you think separates a good writer, from a great one?

 

Tell me.

 

Signed,

The Fiction Writer