The Only Writer To whom You Should Compare Yourself Is The Writer You Were Yesterday

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As writers we like to compare ourselves to others, which would have been a great thing if it was for an inspiration to do much more but when we compare ourselves to other writers just to determine how good or bad we are, it gets incredibly disheartening.


Yes, you might never get your poetry up to the Shakespearean standards and you might never achieve Rowling’s success. But the important thing is to realize that your prose is a little bit better today than it was yesterday, and that your second book is a little bit better than your first. All that really matters is that your skills are on an upward trajectory and that you get to be the writer you’d want to be.

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As writers we like to compare ourselves to others, which would have been a great thing if it was for inspiration but when we compare ourselves to other writers to determine how good or bad we are, it gets incredibly disheartening. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, you might never get your poetry up to Shakespearean standards and you might never achieve Rowling’s success. But the important thing is to realise that your prose is a little bit better today than it was yesterday, and that your second book is a little bit better than your first. All that really matters is that your skills are on an upward trajectory and that you get to be the writer you want to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #inspirational #love #motivation #inspiration #life #inspirationalquotes #quotes #motivational #instagood #motivationalquotes #photooftheday #success #nature #inspire #quoteoftheday #quote #lifequotes #fitness #insta #entrepreneur #quotestoliveby #art #business #motivated #goals #lifestyle #sky #happiness #instagram #bhfyp

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Don’t know who needs to hear this right now at this moment but just write. yes do it even if it’s the last thing you do. And while you are at it, remember to not give up even if you feel it isn’t that good – someone somewhere is waiting for that masterpiece you are writing. 

Writer: Boakye D. Alpha

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