Writing evolution


I was scrolling through Facebook the other day, when I  came across a post by an author friend. She was saying she’d recently re-read one of her early published books and absolutely hated it! She was bemoaning the fact that there were a few clumsily phrased passages, along with various other minor errors – sheer poison to any writer who values their work. Now I have to say I’ve read the book in question and loved it. My friend was being a little hard on herself, as most first novels can be a tad on the naive side, perhaps due to lack of experience.

writingAnother friend pointed out that all writers, if they’re serious about their craft, evolve and grow as they travel along the rocky road that is writing. Even big name authors start out in this way, growing and changing as they gradually don the mantle of great novelists. I recently re-read some of my own work – and yes, there’s room for improvement – but I have absolute faith in the stories themselves, believing them to be exciting, engaging, and above all, eminently readable.

silver flute trilogy

The Silver Flute Trilogy

 The important thing is that I will learn from my “mistakes” and use them as a springboard to move on to better writing, evolving my work into what I know it can be. A writer must have faith in themselves and their work, or how can they expect anyone else to?


So to all you self-doubters out there, take a deep breath, flex your fingers and write!


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