Now, I have come full-circle. My writing is improving. I have a few good clients who believe in my abilities. I am not perfect by any stretch of the imagination - I have a lot more to learn. The wonderful thing I discovered was; people care more about what you say than how you say it.
This is the real secret to writing.
I have had to come to the realization that I may never make it commercially as a freelance writer, but that is OK. There are thousands of writers out in the world that one more or less won't make a difference.
I am not bitter or upset by that fact. The truth is it is very freeing. Now, that I don't have to prove anything to anyone, I can concentrate on what makes me happy. Without the pressure to search out and woo clients, I can relax and keep churning out words.
I like words. They are the friends that I can count on every time. Words don't have loyalties or any agenda. Simply put, words allow us all to communicate with each other.
I just sit down and decide what I want to say, then I use words to express those thoughts.
I read, in a book recently, that words need to be cultivated. I am not 100 percent sure what that even means. I suppose that if you want the words to communicate effectively, it might make sense to surround them with creativity.
I think maybe they are talking about using adjectives that super-enhance the nouns. Just like, proprietary software. Not just software but proprietary. the adjective seems to elevate the noun to a higher level then say; our own software.
I am finding that by using more creative words it tends to slow the reader down enough to enjoy the ride more than just completing it. Now, if I am writing for strictly informational purposes, I would not want the reader to slow down because I want them to get the full impact right between the eyes so to speak.
Maybe I am completely off base, but who cares. This is my blog and I say what I want.
If you want to leave a comment, go ahead, it would be cool to see if anyone actually reads this stuff I write.