What Real Writers Look Like

Hint: They Look at Lot Like You, Writing

A statue of the poet Pushkin in Russian (and pigeons)
A statue of the poet Pushkin in Russian (and pigeons)
cityscape through a lens filter
cityscape through a lens filter

The Naturalness Bias

No one is born a writer. I have yet to see a baby or even a toddler produce great prose. It’s always a developed skill.

baby at a laptop
baby at a laptop

What To Do If You Don’t Feel Like a Real Writer

If you need to get out from under the naturalness bias, here are a few suggestions.

  1. Stop thinking about yourself and focus on the people you want to serve with your writing. Is this about you, or about them?
  2. Most of all, write. Then write some more. Do it all the time.

Author, Writing Coach: Writing about Marketing, Technology, and Writing Itself (very meta). AnneJanzer.com

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