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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Follow Your Growth

If you are anything like me, you are learning more and more about writing every day. Whether it be through casually reading, your own writing or research, you are growing. Don't believe me? Have a look. Go back and re-read some of your older writings. You will be amazed at how far you've come.
Yesterday I took a tour around my old contest entries and I was appalled, disgusted, amused and finally, proud.
I was appalled at the grammar errors I had overlooked out of sheer laziness.
I was disgusted that in one story, I actually switched Point-of-View mid story and then jumped back again. I messed up tenses too - purely amateur stuff here.
I was amused at my former naivety (and the stories that have come out of my head.)
And then finally, I was proud that I could recognize these faults and errors, which means I have grown as a writer.
I was planning on going back over all my entries and fixing the errors. Then I changed my mind. I want to always be able to go back and dwell in the satisfaction of growth thus far.
Give it a go my friends, it's an amazing experience to see how far you've come.

1 comment:

  1. Just dropped in to see what condition your condition was in. Inspiring and challenging article, Nina. Stopped by to check out your blog. Very nice. I bookmarked it and will check in often.

    Dustin LeBise