Writing is an Apprenticeship Art: 6 Strange Ideas People Have About Learning the Craft

Anyone can learn to write, but learning to write well is another matter.

Because writing is very much an art and not a science, people have a tendency to approach learning it with very strange ideas.

Strange Idea #1:

“Writers are born, not made, and words easily flow from the tip of their pens/output of their keyboard. All they write shall be as gold instantaneously and will sell like hotcakes in Siberia.”

Bull. Writers are not gods. Even if someone is born with a brain attuned to written communication and perhaps storytelling, writing is still hard.

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