Archive for the ‘What’s Most Difficult About Writing?’ Category

Writing hurts…Yet I keep doing it…

What’s the most difficult thing about writing for me…? Lack of confidence about my writing, not enough time to devote to writing, constantly questioning my ideas, staying on topic, knowing what my topic is, finding a topic, writing an introduction, writing a conclusion…etc. These are all things that either negatively affect my writing or that […]

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Finding My Voice

For me, voice is the most difficult aspect of writing. I am fairly confident that I can write in a clear and nuanced manner, but I often feel as though my voice is missing from my work. After I have written a piece, I often wonder if the reader could recognize my voice in it. […]

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I’ll bet you can edit this blog entry better than I can!

Can anyone think of a current TV show that features a newsroom setting with a tough-talking, hard-nosed, critical editor?   – Back in the 60s, in “The New Adventures of Superman,” Perry White held Clark Kent to the Daily Planet’s strict deadlines even though Clark often ran off to a phone booth to change into a […]

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Fear and Loathing in the Writing Process: My Biggest Problem and My Greatest Difficulty

My biggest problem while writing is not necessarily my greatest difficulty with writing, but my biggest problem is a symptom of my greatest difficulty. By far, the biggest problem I have while writing is Molly, my ninety-five pound American Bulldog Terrier, who tries to sit on my lap while I type. Right now her body […]

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