This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s Question: What is one valuable lesson you’ve learned since you started writing?
I wish I could say communication or creativity, but really for me it’s about perspective. I’ve learned that the words I write, be they for my blog or my novels or simply a comment on an efriends post, are filtered through the experiences of my readers. I need to be clear in what I’m saying without being pedantic, detailed without being boring, opinionated without being judgmental.
That’s not always easy!
How about you? I’m looking forward to visiting my fellow #IWSG friends to see what your take on this question is.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.