Effortless writing – Does it come naturally?

I am not a writer in the true sense, but my job(s) has been closely related to writing. I came to this field by chance and I am quite fond of it by now. Some people may consider it (my job) as writing. I know it is not. I consider people who can create wonders with words as true writers. I am just stuck in a writing mode. Sometimes, I am even tired of writing. Writing does not come naturally to me. I am jealous of the ones who write effortlessly. But, I secretly harbor the dream of being one (not a secret anymore).

My writing sucks. I lack vocabulary skills. I have to open a synonym-finder to search better words many times every time, which makes writing so technical. I don’t prefer it that way. Some people have inborn talent of their brains feeding their writing – right words at the right time. I wish my brain also works that way. Sometimes, I wish to join a creative writing course. But, will that really help? Ability to write seems to be an innate talent. I have my own doubts if it can be established by conditioning or learning. At the most, I believe the natural talent can be refined.

One thing I dislike is planning before writing. Some people say – it works better that way. It works for technical stuffs, like scientific writing. Planning where to write what takes away all the fun for me.

I am perpetually suffering from writer’s block. I have so much going inside my mind, but I find it difficult to put into words. The previous sentence can be written in a better way: My mind is oozing with ideas, but it’s difficult to translate them into words. Though it’s not the best way, I have to put some effort to make it sound better. Do all good writers have to put some extra effort too or their first draft is good enough to be the final?

These wonderful quotes sum it all about writing:

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.~ Melinda Haynes

My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly.~ John D. MacDonald

In my experience, the best creative work is never done when  one is unhappy.~ Albert Einstein

It’s better to write about things you feel than about things you know about.~ L P. Hartley

The faster I write the better my output. If I’m going slow, I’m in trouble. It means I’m pushing the words instead of being pulled by them.~ Raymond Chandler

Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realise that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We are been taught to be ashamed of not being ‘outgoing’. But a writer’s job is ingoing.~ Ursula K. LeGuin

The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write and keep on writing.~ Ken MacLeod

I can’t help but to write, I have a inner need for it. If I’m not in the middle of some literary project, I’m utterly lost, unhappy and distressed. As soon as I get started, I calm down.~ Kaari Utrio

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