The Importance Of Staying True To Yourself As A Writer


Writer's life / Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Every person is different, therefore so is every writer. We like what we like, we think what we think. It’s up to you if you write what you know, or what you want to know. Personally, I write about both. I write what I already know about, but I also write to explore. When my characters go on a journey, I like to go with them. Which is why I always write with snacks.

Writing Is Sharing

When you write, you put a part of yourself on paper. Letting other people read your stuff is an act of pure bravery. Writing with your heart is a good thing, what’s the point otherwise? Why bother writing something that you don’t care about. If you don’t care, neither will the reader. Also, ask yourself why you write. I doubt it’s just because it’s fun. It’s probably also because you have something to say, even if it’s not obvious.

Writing is difficult enough as it is, but it’s even more so if you write something that anybody can write. Write what only you can write and put your heart out there, along with your characters. It may be scary, but with something as personal as writing, you decide what to write. It’s your write right. 😉

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