Jul 20, 2011

Are You a Know-It-All?

Ever feel like you'll never succeed as an author because you don't know enough about the writing or publishing process? You are not alone. There are very few people, if any, who know it all.  That's why we go to writers conferences and ask a lot of questions. It's also why we join critique groups and surround ourselves with other writers.

We all have strengths and weaknesses. Where we may be lacking, one of our writing buddies may have extensive knowledge and experience. And visa versa. This is why it's so important to help others in their writing journey--to help them progress and succeed. Someday you may be the one who needs the help or advise, so paying it forward will come back around and benefit you in the end.

That doesn't mean we shouldn't learn as much as we can and constantly seek to perfect our craft. It just means we shouldn't feel inadequate, no matter what stage of growth we are currently in. 

Learn. Grow. Succeed.  But never give up!

What are your strengths?  Any weaknesses?


  1. Just one question...how do you deal with someone who thinks they know it all!

  2. Oh goodness, nobody likes a know it all so best to not be one!!

  3. This is true. I don't like people who think they know it all. They are meanies.:p

  4. Good words.
    For flourishing writers or rather...crawling writers-like me; this is a great piece of advice.

    Hats off to you!