Writing but not growing
March 10, 2014 6:08 AM Subscribe
How can you make sure that as a writer you're getting better?
posted by litleozy to Writing & Language (14 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
So there's something that I've been turning over in my head for a while and this felt like a good place to ask. If you're someone who's interested in writing, general piece of advice is to just keep writing, keep sending your stuff off, keep rolling with the rejection punches. Fine and good, don't mind slogging it out, craft means work etc etc.
But you rarely know why, exactly, your stuff hasn't been taken on and it's really hard to know what kind of mistakes you're making: having friends etc read over your work is good, but often they're too nice and more often feedback is too specific- what's wrong with this page rather than what general, consistent mistakes you're making.
So, how do you make sure you're writing 'healthily'? That you're not being a hamster in a wheel going around in circles, but making actual progress?
And, how can you make sure that you're progressing?