I’d rather be dead than to go a day without emptying my ideas onto paper. —Anna Glazebrook.

 

Good writing is writing that comes from one’s own personal experiences, heart, and imagination. Writing is not one skill that comes naturally, but a skill that must be worked on again and again to achieve excellency. Without full dedication, determination and words that come from the soul, the writing scripted onto a page means nothing to writer nor reader.

 

Writing takes courage to open new doors within their mind, spend their time fantasizing of silly, random scenes and colorful characters with dark and unwinding secrets. Writing takes the courage to share inner thoughts with a small, unknown notebook between the mattress of a bed, not to mention sharing those inner thoughts with strangers.

 

With good writing, anyone who takes the challenge must be willing to dedicate time, feelings, personal experience and open a whole new world of the mind that would otherwise be undiscovered and left in the corner of the brain to waste away.

 

Writing is one of those things that one either fancies, dislikes with a passion, or hates because they truly love so much that they are addicted. To be a good writer, one must be on the side of hating because they have fallen in love with the idea of writing a story that has been untold.

 

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer. – Ray Bradbury.

 

Although writing or even reading terrible work is something that no one would really enjoy to do, someone who is willing to dedicate the time to continue at their goal of being a writer will work up the potential of gaining the skills and the right qualities that will make them far better than before. Nobody can be perfect at everything on the first try.

 

To have good writing, the skill needs to be practiced daily. Whether the practice work is a piece of crap or the best piece you have written, something needs to be written down. A set amount of time a day collected to write down thoughts, ideas and already-started works is always recommended to improve. Without practice, nothing can become better than it already is.

 

Writing takes a piece of everyone that chooses to take the path and places that very piece into whatever the writer writes. Every writer will know they truly are a writer when they begin to constantly be conflicted with the need to sit down and write.

 

Anyone who doesn’t make an effort to write isn’t meant to be a writer. To be a good writer and have good writing, each and every person must have the dream, dedication, mindset and the love for writing set in their heart.

 

For writing, inspiration is key to any good piece. Inspiration can be found through yourself, experiences you may have, thoughts, items or even people around you. To keep writing fresh and up to par, be sure to always write. Whether you’re on a train, eating, or doing something like sitting in class, if the idea pops up, write it down! Creativity can and will come at its own will, so don’t stress, just think and get to writing!

 

Anna Glazebrook,

Leland, NC,

14, Student.

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