Everyone knows that thing that authors often say, you know, the one about how much harder it is to write when you start to realise how much work goes into the little technicalities, besides simply telling a story?
Yes, that thing. It is true, by the way. The more I know about writing the harder I find writing.
I have to edit, edit and edit again. And I always worry that when someone, who knows these things, reads my finished work they’ll think I haven’t edited it at all.
The commas, the cheesy words, or worn out phrases, the overuse of certain words, colons, hyphens, or not indenting the first sentences of your paragraphs…
Phew, I’ve got a headache writing these and that’s not even scratching the surface.
But, today it just dawned on me after moaning about all this to another writer, that yes, it is so much harder to write when you’ve learned about all the things that can go wrong for your work, but… I can also hear the beautiful monologues, dialogues, and narratives everywhere!!!
I can appreciate good discussion points, statements, freakouts or conversations of love anywhere and everywhere I hear them. Whether it is on TV or during the conversations I overhear outside my children’s school or in some well-written dramas, some sentences are so beautiful it brings me nearly to tears!
And, this is without what I’m reading.
The world of words, as hard as it is, is also absolutely jam-packed with beauty, and we, my distinguished colleagues, are so lucky to have the knowledge to appreciate it.
Let’s bring out the beautiful. It is what we do, after all.
Nera Hart is writing poetry, short fiction and in a process of writing her first crime fiction novel.
She writes in two languages, English and Croatian, and her ambition is to translate the classic Croatian novels into the English language.
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