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Writers’ Biggest Issues

1-writerOn the recent giveaway, I asked what each entrant considered his biggest problem. Here’s a list of the responses, no names attached.

In the coming weeks I’ll write blog posts to cover these topics and hopefully offer some suggestions to overcome your challenges. If you didn’t enter the contest, feel free to comment with your own biggest problem with writing or revising your work.

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • My first language isn’t English.
  • Creating believable/interesting conflict
  • Grammar, punctuation and grammar
  • I’m too close to my own work
  • Second drafts always end up so much longer than first.
  • Getting started
  • Catching the little things that make for great continuity
  • Being sure I know what my characters want and conveying it well
  • World building
  • Repetitive words
  • It’s hard for me to see past what I “see” when I’m writing it and actually edit what I’ve put down.
  • I drown in my own details until I get lost.
  • My grammar, I’m not an English native speaker, so my grammar is always an issue.
  • Lack of motivation
  • The grammar is my biggest problem!

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