Good Writing, Hard Discipline

What I love about writing—

You can let yourself slip into any setting— any story. You can close your eyes on a summer day and transport yourself to a platinum-colored winter night where the velvet dark huddles beneath the fir trees. You can slip from the fog and rain of the northeast to the cicada-filled, warm-blue nights of the south. You can take a story of your everyday, routine adventure and uncover the tension and magic inside it.

Writing involves memory. It involves discovery. Most of all, it unlocks a magic deep within yourself. Magic of vision and creation. Writing synthesizes these into a process that is 2% inspiration and 98% hard work. Talent and fancy alone will not carry you through.

Good writing demands hard discipline.

© 2023 Katie Baker

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