When I was five years young, I met my first love…
Listen to the full story in this video as I talk about the four truths about writing: https://youtu.be/GfSZ_nVlqR0
I learned a lot, grew so much, and realized truths about life and about writing. Even before I became an author later in life, I understood that writing is a gift, a skill, a privilege, and a responsibility.
1. Writing is a gift. People say that I was given a talent, that I should use it, that I should share it. I did what I could. And I continue to share this gift of writing that was gifted to me.
2. Writing is a skill. While it could be a form of a natural talent, it is still largely a skill. You must develop it. You must learn the rules of writing and employ them as you write. That’s why a not-so-good writer like me could grow and become better in this craft. I have a lot of improving to do in this field.
3. Writing is a privilege. Not everyone is given the opportunity to write. Not everyone is given the platform to share a message. Not everyone is given the privilege of writing. Hence, if we are given this chance to write, we must treasure it. A platform has been served us, that’s why we need to serve in response. This brings us to the fourth truth.
4. Writing is a responsibility. Even before the rise of fake news and misleading propaganda, it was instilled in me that writing is a responsibility. Therefore, it has to be truthful. It is a big challenge but it’s the price that we pay if we are to write.
Remember all these as you go on and write.
And if you will observe a balance in these four truths about writing, you will better appreciate it, enjoy the process, and grow so much as you do it.
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