I wish I were a faster writer. I wish I were a better writer.
I’ve taken classes to not only bolster my writing and storytelling skills, but to improve my overall process of being a writer. I take many classes on many venues. I’ve taken just over thirty classes from January to October 2018. For some of you this number is crazy, but its a driving need for me.
One of my frustrations with the classes I’ve taken, was when a class worked for someone else but didn’t click for me. There may have been a gem or two, but I didn’t have the revelation I was hoping for. I wondered if there was something wrong with me or the class.
Then I stumbled across the Write Better Faster class by Becca Syme. It was the first class that I’d taken that the class took personality tests to guide the writing process. We took DISC, Meyers Briggs, and optional StrengthFinders.
This class brought home the fact that how my brain was wired drove what worked and what didn’t. And shocker – we all are wired differently.
This is the introduction to a series of articles about the process I’ve gone through to embrace how I’m wired and my quest to become a better faster writer.
What I intend to cover:
Write Better Faster – the tests
Strengths for Writers
Reader wheels and my writer identity crisis
Thinking – a core part of writing
The basement – and how to get out
My writer statement
Any class recommendations?