10 Things About Writing I’ve Learnt On Medium
I’ve been writing for a few years now, most of it for work and very little for personal reasons.
Now that I’ve spent half a year posting personal work on Medium, talked to other writers on the platform, learnt from their work and, hopefully, improved my own, here are a few realizations…
- It’s not easy!
- It takes time to write.
- Revising a draft takes longer than writing it.
- Conjuring a plot is the easiest part of writing. The devil is in the details!
- Writing funny lines is more difficult than creating serious stuff.
- Everyone can write, if only they’d give themselves a chance.
- No first draft is ever perfect, not even the first revision. Sometimes, I find things to change in my stories even after publishing.
- Even if I write fiction, there is some grain of truth somewhere in it. Some small obscure incident in real life that is dissected and overblown to create a story.
- There is no hard and fast rule on ‘how to write’ — all you need to do is jot down words, they’ll turn into sentences and paragraphs by themselves. All you need is a little time and effort.
- Writing about things that interest me is effortless. Writing about something I don’t like is a pain and makes me check the word count very often.