Five Things Aspiring Writers May Think Are True, But Aren’t

The Literary Game

It’s a huge high when you first decide to take the plunge and devote yourself to writing…but like all highs, eventually you will come down. Sadly, it’s quite common for aspiring writers to fall into deep depressions, and begin believing things that simply aren’t true. This post seeks to dispel five of these erroneous beliefs that you may have:

1. I will never improve as a writer.

Have you heard of a man by the name of Malcolm Gladwell? How about a little obscure band from the U.K. called The Beatles? Skillful writing, like any other talent, takes time to develop. Gladwell posits that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. The Beatles were just another local band before they went on tour in Germany, playing night after night for an extensive period of time. By the end of that insanely demanding stint in Germany, they had transformed…

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