There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to writing.
Writing is not the same as shopping for clothes, where one-size-fits-all would fit anyone.
Clothes may look so good on the rack, but most of the time, not on our bodies.
The same thing is true with writing.
We all come in different packages, and we are unique in our own way.
What we write reflects who we are – our strengths, talents, and style.
There would be areas in our lives that our level of expertise, experience, and skills would be the same as the others. Still, it is very unusual that two people would come out with the same materials. Multiple factors would normally affect the outcome of our work.
Even our education and our age, all contribute to how we write.
More often, we get the same advice over and over again from established authors on how to do things properly.
We followed everything up to the very smallest detail, hoping that it would lead us to the same path that made them successful.
Other writers can give us advice on the writing process or what worked for them. In many cases, we would never achieve the same result.
Their advice is precious gems that should not be ignored or discarded. They are valuable pieces of information that has been tested and tried by those successful authors.
Learn from that advice. Take the ones you can use and leave out the ones that don’t work for you.
Remember, those rules and advice should only serve you as guidelines and not a template. All the rest should come from you – your style, tone, and voice.
Pave the way and create your own path to success. It may take longer, but determination, perseverance and hard work would take you there.
Till next time, dream big and make it happen.
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