Improve Your Writing

They say there is nothing new under the sun. 

When it comes to writing, I say, yes, there is!

Writers are emotionally invested in their writing. Personal experiences help create what we write. We can be protective of our writing to the point of forgetting how we can improve - or that we should improve.

We're never too old to learn or re-learn some things we thought we knew. 

Here are some helpful points to keep us fresh:
  • Be humble. Do we think "been there done that?" I hope not! There is always room for learning and growing. See your life as a never-ending journey of anticipation for improvement. Take a refresher course in grammar rules. Take a course to help you write tighter. Stay humble. Learn from anything and anyone you can.
  • Be curious. Don't get stuck in a rut. Are you a seeker? Scouring the sea shore for shells never gets old. But do we take time to scour fresh ideas to improve ourselves?  Schedule some time each week to learn something new. Peruse the internet for new articles on writing or marketing skills. It might just open up a new door for you.

Every day, every week, every month is a fresh start. There's always room for improvement!


After raising and homeschooling her 8 children, Kathy has found time to pursue freelance writing. You can find her passion to bring encouragement and hope to people of all ages at When It Hurts -


Heidiwriter said...

You are absolutely right! One of the things I love about writing is that you are continually learning!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I just finished reading Anna Quindlen's new book and she has done something new under the sun (though maybe not BRAND new) with an omniscient POV combined with other POV processes. So let's keep writing and supporting one another. (-:

Joan Y. Edwards said...

Dear Kathy,
Being a good writer does give ways to use being curious and being humble.
Thanks for sharing!


Magdalena Ball said...

True Kathleen, I'm always amazed at how writers continually startle me with fresh new words, even after everything I've read. There's always something new to learn, ways to grow, and doors we can open for ourselves and others.

Kathleen Moulton said...

Hey, Ladies, I appreciate your comments. Thank-you.

Shirley Corder said...

Thank you Kathleen. Yes, there are so many new things to learn I need another life . . .

Kathleen Moulton said...

Me, too, Shirley. Not enough hours in a day, not enough days in a week! I have learned to schedule in a time instead of being "all over the place" with fitting it here and there.

Karen Cioffi said...

Kathleen, there really is so much to learn about writing, and lots of other stuff, that it can take a lifetime!

I even love to see the different perspectives on the same topic. Everyone's viewpoint is unique.

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