Your voice is the only unique quality to writing.
Voice: being the sentence cadence you naturally use in prose; dialogue patterns (more natural speech, Stephen King; stylized speech Joss Whedon); and your personalized vocabulary (your unique go-to words that identify your writing).
The rest of writing is craft; learnable traits through deliberate focus; story structure, characterization, description, and grammar. Much of this work you can front load via plotting or planning.
However, even your voice can be stretched and molded with enough rewriting. (This would be the Patrick Rothfuss method, where he breaks down each sentence word by word, until he is 100% satisfied, and only then adds them together to form paragraphs, which in turn combine to then build chapters. Time consuming, but the results speak for themselves.)
You are just as capable as those who have come before you. If only you take the time to learn and push yourself through focused practice.
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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?
It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.
WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.