As William Zinsser writes in his book, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, “Writing is hard work. A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time. Remember this in moments of despair. If you find that writing is hard, it’s because it is hard.”
Let me make writing a little bit easier, as we get down to basics. You have the desire deep inside of you to write your stories. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this newsletter. It’s hard, though, isn’t it?
It’s hard to have all these vivid memories in your head that just don’t feel vivid on the page. It’s hard to know where to begin when the task feels monumental. It’s hard to know when to stop too. It’s hard to determine when to use descriptive writing and when the narrative is lagging. It’s hard to know how to use dialogue, how to bring characters to life, how to capture a reader and keep them turning the pages.
If you are nodding along to any of this, set aside Saturday, June 9th, (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) for my Basics of Writing Well workshop where you will learn so many easy-to-accomplish tricks and tips to take your writing to the next level.
Writing may be hard, but it is also a gift. As William Zinsser also wrote, “Remember that words are the only tools you’ve got. Learn to use them with originality and care.”
Won’t you learn with me in June? Register today.