What does it take to be a good writer?
If you have come here for the answer, you are in the wrong place. There are a million self-help books, blogs, videos, classes, and tutorials about how to “be a good writer”. And if you are anything like me, you’re sick of being ‘self-helped’ by others. Everyone has a different opinion or “the magic secret publishers don’t want you to know about”.
If it’s anything like calligraphy, which I recently took up as a passive hobby, then writing requires time and love. What a surprise. (See my VERY FIRST attempt in the picture)
Mostly, I needed a post to test my first blog and public post. But in my eyes, if you enjoy writing, and writing helps improve your life, or someone else’s, then you are a good writer.
Am I saying that to mitigate any future criticism?
“You use the passive voice WAY too often in your stories!”
“Well it makes me happy, so I think it’s good.” I reply.