Do you ever think about what special gift you have, as a writer that you bring to the table. We each have our own uniqueness. No matter what genre you write for, your individuality and style comes through in what you write. The thing that will set you apart from the crowd is YOU!
What unique thing do YOU bring to the table?
My office had a workshop once, where you had to circle on a chart, from 1-5, in the process of a project, could you see the whole picture. In other words, 1 would show that you can only see the beginnings of the picture or story, three would mean that you can see the picture and visualize all that is there, five would mean that you are able to see the whole picture and add a little something to it.
So, on the chart I didn’t circle anyone of these, I put an arrow after the five and extended it to the edge of the page. I had no idea at the time that they were collecting these pages and when the time came I had no choice but to turn mine in. We had a short break and when we all returned to the conference room, the presenter asked. “Where is Maeve?” I had a bad feeling when all eyes turned towards me and I raised my hand. The presenter asked me what I meant by my addition to the chart.
Here is what my response was:
“Well, I can see a picture or a project, and see beyond what is there. I can envision what the process might have been to create the picture or project, I can see all that is there, I can envision what could possibly come from it, whether it be something wonderful or what a “butt” ache it is going to be.” (in all honesty I didn’t use the word “butt”, but I think you can figure it out.) :)
The presenter told me that this is what I bring to the table, I bring my own individuality, insightfulness and a sense of humor with it. That is what I try to apply in my writing, my own individual style with a little sarcasm, a lot of hard work and a sense of humor. Once you figure out what your unique gift is, that is what will set you apart from the crowd.
So what is your gift?
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