Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Cure for the Jealous Writer (article) by Leanne Dyck

In Natalie Goldberg's book Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within she cautions against being jealous about other writers. She writes 'Don't make writers 'other', different from you... It makes it hard to become good if you create that duality...
If someone writes something great, it's just more clarity in the world for all of us.'

Now instead of thinking, Oh, I could never write like that. I'm not a writer. I should never touch a pen again.

I think, That's well written sentence/paragraph/chapter/story. It really works. The technique employed may work for the sentence/paragraph/chapter/story I'm currently writing. It may work even better if I tweak it, slightly.