My Passion's Pen

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Three must-haves for every person who wants to be a writer

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but I woke to this little gem in my inbox and it caused me to do some self assessing. While reading this article The Wiz popped into my head and how Dorothy’s friends personified her self-image. Was she brave enough, smart enough, did she care too much or not enough? She had to address each area of weakness individually–and change– in order to achieve her goal.

This article says there are three traits every writer must have. I solidly meet two out of the three, however, I struggle with courage. Courage to eliminate some things in my life that sabotage my goals despite looking supportive. I need the courage to say no to people. I need the courage to seek new relationships and better maintain existing ones when I’m used to being alone and have tricked myself into thinking I like it. I need the courage to ask for help and not feel like a burden. All of these weaknesses lead to fleeing my document (that’s discussed in the linked article).

Well, these deficits have been a struggle my entire life, but this is the first time (in a really long time) that I’ve wanted to do something about it.

I hope you identify yourself through this article, like what you see, work on what needs tweaking, and you ‘ease on down the road’ to being the best you can be.

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