Writing Without A Deadline or Intent/Getting Better at Writing

Writing with a deadline seems to be such a challenging task. Journalists and professional writers face a lot of stress trying to to beat out deadlines. I guess that's what makes them professionals.


It's like being in school all over again. The page counts. The word counts.


But being able to write without anyone telling you what or how to write, with your own framework is one of life's joys.


Writing is difficult. Its a skill I wish to get better over the course of my life. I believe that its a skill that compounds, like interest.


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I've been told that I write well. I don't always agree with that, but I do think that I -- with the appropriate amount of effort -- could, can, and will improve into a good writer. I think people who write as their "main profession" can often exude some form of arrogance or undue confidence.


Kind of like..."I'm a Writer".


I think writing is something best done "on the side". If you sit around all day looking for things to write, often times you gt trapped in your own thoughts and become self-involved.


I would never want that.


I'm going to spend the next few weeks...months... years...working to improve my writing. I am interested in communications, and I doubt public speaking will ever be "my thing."


Thank you,

Patrick Baynes

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