It’s too easy to become too academic & too professional and lose that sense of motion in your writing. As a craft, writing is certainly one of the most difficult to master. Creating that motion, making your words actually move people, is the most difficult aspect of writing to grasp.
Writing in motion makes people get up and do something. Too often, writing is thought of as a sedentary activity. In reality, it’s not. Like any human endeavor, finding success requires building momentum. Great writing engages minds and then inspires action.
We writers get stuck far too often spinning our wheels in the mud. Other parts of our lives must involve motion. Otherwise, as writers, we find ourselves staying in neutral all too much.
It takes years becoming the writer you’re meant to be. Eventually, you find your writing groove. You should embrace it. Use writing as a tool to reflect and teach others what you’ve learned. We shouldn’t be comparing ourselves to one another. Writing is often treated like a contest, and it really shouldn’t be.
If you put pen to paper or you spill any kind of digital ink, you’ve already thrown yourself into the wild and wacky arena of prose. Just because one writer is more skilled than another doesn’t mean that you are any less a writer than another. Some of us have to work harder than others, but it all pays off in the end.
Every writer, every person, has his or her weaknesses and strengths. Building those strengths while minimizing weaknesses is as true in writing as it is in anything else. By constantly working on this or that, you remain in motion. Always use your writing as a way to move forward.
Is your writing moving you forward? Or, is it stuck in neutral, or even in reverse? Don’t fret. Never stop trying things and stay in motion. Eventually, you’ll find something worth writing. Not only will you write something that moves you forward, but you can move others as well with your words. That’s the best result a writer can get. Let’s all work for that!