Why I Write, But Not So Well

JohnH By JohnH, 14th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/fmkv8mcc/
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My reasons why I write, but also my reasons why I don't write so well.

Because I write

I write because I enjoy it and it challenges me to write more. I write because it is fun to write on wet and raining days.

I write to make money

I write to express my limited views on life.

I write to tell others what I have done.

I write to learn more.

I write after I read, since this gives me tons of ideas.

Why I don't write well

I don't write well because I am still learning this very hard process. I know that my grammar and spelling need a lot of work to build up my work.

I think I stick to the same old things. I am worried about changing what might be good and making it worse.

Editing scares me a ton, it is so complex, commas, semi-colons, periods, all placed in the wrong spot.

I don't know if you can teach an old dog new tricks. I am not young anymore, and the computer scares me.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
14th Feb 2011 (#)

your writing is not that bad, just write about what you know and it will come easier... I also hate editing.

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author avatar LOVERME
15th Feb 2011 (#)

a good start we have to go maiden once in all walks of life ur a kid you know what i mean also in writing it s applies

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author avatar Val Mills
15th Feb 2011 (#)

I like the simplicity of this, nice work.

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author avatar Denise O
15th Feb 2011 (#)

Just keep writing. Lordy if most folks could see my articles when I first started out, geesh they were awful. Welcome to wikinut and remember...
Writers, write.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Retired
15th Feb 2011 (#)

welcome to wikinut, glad to have toyou here just keep on writing.

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author avatar Martin King
16th Feb 2011 (#)

thanks for sharing John

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author avatar JohnH
18th Feb 2011 (#)

thank everyone

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author avatar James R. Coffey
18th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks for the look "inside."
Contact me if you need help:
http://james-r-coffey-writing-services.blogspot.com/

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author avatar Jerry Walch
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Welcome to Wikinut John. I hope that your stay with us will be a long, joyful and prosperous one. I'm here to help you if you want some help with your writing. I earn a living by writing, but my help to fellow "Nuts" is free of charge. You can use this email thewordsmith@ipal.com

As for your grammar...when I was blindsided by the writer's bug some 35 years ago, my grammar was far worse than yours because I had no interest in learning the subject when I was in school. I had to teach myself everything that I should have learned in school.

Writing is skill much like salesmanship in that the more you do the better you become. I sold encyclopedias door-to-door to pay for my first college experience--the G.I. Bill didn't pay for everything. I was a lousy salesman when I started and was ready to give up and find a job washing cars when an older salesman told me that the only way one learns to be an ace salesman is to keep on selling. He was right. The more I got out there and pitched my books, the better I became at closing the sales. The same thing goes for writing.

Let me leave you with this thought John. Thomas Alva Edison once said that, "Genius is 99 percent perspiration and one percent inspiration." The same holds true for writing. It's easy to come up with ideas to write about, but turning those ideas into an article that an editor wants to buy and publish takes real work.

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author avatar Sinbad the SailorMan
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Hey John, I agree with Jerry 100% Lord knows My writes and poems need work, but as I work with them and on them here in real time settings, I learn and if I remember and come across them I fix them. The best I can. You read better then some and not as good as others as do I and everyone else here there is always some one better too. To become better one needs to do as Jerry was told to keep at with a passion it is harder for some of us than others, but it can be learn by old Dogs it just takes a bigger bone with extra meat on it, to get us interested in doing so. Thanks for the share the glass is more than half full if you want it bad enough. Just Do IT! Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man

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author avatar JohnH
23rd Feb 2011 (#)

thanks for the encouragement all, and it means a lot.

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author avatar chalam
24th Feb 2011 (#)

Hi john,
Ur honesty will take you to the highest pedestal.'You are what ur mind is'
"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." - Aristotle.

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author avatar Pink&Blue
16th May 2011 (#)

This article is very much in harmony with When in doubt write it out, I agree with chalam.

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author avatar Phoenix Montoya
23rd Jul 2011 (#)

This one's some piece of poetry. Some pretty good lines. I have troubles with grammars too and I get criticism a lot. The thing is no one has stopped me from writing. Nowadays, I stick to medical writings, Its easier to express myself at that form. Back then, I write stories and found out that grammatical errors become obvious when you write longer paragraphs. Now I stick to poems for creative writings sake.
Finally, I pray that you didn't spot errors with my comment here, thanks :)

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author avatar Phoenix Montoya
23rd Jul 2011 (#)

Ha ha, so funny that I did see some errors after re reading my comment. Well, I'll just have to write and practice more :)

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