Identify what you’re good at and grow stronger.
That’s right. We stand a little taller and walk with confidence when we’re proud of something. So play to your strong stuff.
It’s also important to think about our weaknesses.
Me, my biggest weakness is tenses. I mix up the present and past tense all the time. Can’t help it so I’ve learned to accept this as a flaw and seek out help from grammar experts. Oh spelling, I’m terrible at spelling. Thank God for spell check.
A strength, imagination. I have a vivid imagination. Some of the crap that pops in my mind would get me committed to a state institution if I shared it all. LOL
But another weakness I have is finishing the damn story.
I’ve dozens of story starts, but like a coon dog with a good nose, I run off every time the wind blows a scent my way. There are dozens of files on my computer and several notebooks lying around with story ideas. Sigh…
So how does knowing all of this help make me a better writer?
We can write to our strengths if we know what they are.
In the article below by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod suggests that once we identify our weaknesses we can find workarounds or get help.
Becoming a writer: Why knowing your strengths and weaknesses MATTERS by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod
She gives a long list to get you started. I’ve shared a couple of my weakness and strengths, now what about you?
After you read her article, let me know what you think.
Did you find a strength or weakness on her list?
What is your writing strength?
Care to confess a weakness?
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