May 9, 2012

Hidden Treasure

by Susan Reichert, Editor-in-Chief

How often in life do you go about comparing yourself to someone else? Let’s face it, most of us have said the words, I wish I looked like that, cooked like that. And what about those ‘if’ words? Ever said “If I had what they had" or "if I had talent like his”.

For a writer that can be the kiss of death!

Beware of comparing your writing to another writer. You have your own voice and you can develop your unique writing skill, so don’t try to emulate someone else. In general, we need to stop comparing ourselves to others and start looking for the treasures in us and become the best we can be.

The same goes for a writer. Look for those treasures buried in you. Begin to nurture and encourage yourself, hone your skills and bring forth your voice and be the best writer you can be.

You are meant to be unique, not a carbon copy of someone else. All the treasures you have inside are waiting for you to bring them into the light.

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