“I think we dre…

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

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Old Drafts

Whenever I go back and read old drafts of books that I have written, I either laugh until my stomach hurts, or I grow frustrated with the lack of knowledge I once had. It’s funny though, whether I laugh, or get frustrated, reading old drafts is still painful to do, but I do it anyways, because I feel that it is encouraging to see how far along I’ve come. For example in the beginning I would repeatedly use the word “said” but later on I began to try other words like, “yelled,” or “implied.” My grammar got much, much better, and my structure as well improved over time. As I write, my writing improves, and I also cannot forget to mention that reading also helps me to improve writing. I believe reading is very important, and is something everyone should take time to do. Now, I want to challenge you, to go and find something old that you have written, whether it is something from a month ago, or five years ago, it doesn’t matter. It just has to be old. Trust me the older, the better! I want you to look through it, in a constructive way, and compare it to something that you’ve written more recently. You might be surprised by the difference a little reading and writing can do. 🙂

Till next time,

 

Orion