“...while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”
— Eugene V. Debs

Why I don't write often, and how I'm going to change

I want to try to write and publish something most days.

However, I am self-conscious about my writing and afraid of saying something that will get me in trouble.

What should I do if I offend someone?

I need to listen when someone disagrees with me. I would need to apologize if I was wrong.

How would I know that I was wrong?

I should continue to consult Clare - she has valuable insights when it comes to right and wrong.

I never learned proper grammar. The only reason I am an acceptable writer is that I read a lot. Clare proof-reads everything I publish but that isn't sustainable.

Clare suggested that I start reading all of my posts out-loud before I publish them, in order to catch errors. I tried that with my last review. I am happy with the results.

Also, I hope that my readers will help point out spelling and grammatical errors when I make them and I can continue to improve.

Hopefully by following these rules I can alleviate some of the anxiety I have around writing and publishing more often.

Change Your Mind

What I learned in 2015