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Some Revealing facts about Writing- 4 Myths about Writers

Updated on December 26, 2013

Revealing Facts about Writing - 4 Myths about Writers

Here are some few myths about most professional writers .


Myth 1.Writers know everything about their Topics of interest.

The truth is writers do not always know completely about their topic of interest. In fact , most professional writers write to understand more about their topics of interest. That is what got them to write or develop interest in that topic in the first place . When they write , they gain more knowledge and broaden their experience . Writing helps them to work with the materials that provide them with information about . The more they research and write and share their topic , they get to know about the topic more and the information sticks in their minds forever . Writers also get to increase their vocabulary on the topic when they research and write more on it .


Myth 2 . Professional writers get all their ideas from books.

Not all the ideas that professional writers write about is got from reading materials . Some of the ideas are also got on the go and from the things around them . Writing primes their minds to recognize useful information from the environment . Some of the ideas too, they get from other people through interviews. Some of the examples that they site in their contents are sometimes their personal experiences and ones they got from interviewing others or in discussions. They also make use of in stories that they have gathered from the newspapers, magazines, talk shows etc .


Myth 3: Everything that writers write about are their first hand experiences .

Some of the things that professional writers write about are experiences of other people . They get to know of these through interviews and discussions during their research . These they use as examples in their writings to support their claims and to make the reader relate more to the content as they are more familiar with the situation .

Sometimes professional writers also pick materials from other sources and add a professional touch to it. These could be ideas gathered from books , magazines , newspapers etc .With the information or background knowledge that they already have about the the topic, they are able to combine other ideas and stamp it with their signature. Or they personalize the content in a way to make it unique or look different from the original material or where they picked the original ideas from .

Professional writers read the works of other writers in order to gain more ideas to apply to their works . Writers continue to learn as they work. They continue to improve their writing skills as they read and write more on their topics . They also get to broaden their general experience as well as that on the topic .


Myth 4. Writers Finish All their Works in a Day .

Most of their greatest works are not finished in a day . When a writer is writing about a subject that they love or are more interested in , they take their time to research on the topic because they also learn as they do so . They more time they spend on the material trying to develop it , the more they learn new ideas even ones not related to the topic they are writing about . They spend days drafting and redrafting their work till they come up with a perfect material for their reading audience . The perfect material most writers is what has been able to teach them and which they believe will teach their readers as well . They mostly value the contents that exposes them to new ideas .



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      Kitty K. Free 4 years ago

      #3 & #4 really hit home! I wrote a book about a particularly provocative subject, full of things that I may want to do, but would never dare do. People think the story is a memoire. It must've all happened.

      When I was writing it, my friends were like, "You're not finished yet? Where's the book." I wanted to yell, "I'm creating a world over here! Gimme some time!" Great hub:)

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      bluestandish 5 years ago

      thanks for reading blossom ... and thanks for the encouragement .

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I loved reading those 'myths' and do agree.

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      bluestandish 5 years ago

      thanx for reading Cat R

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      Cat R 5 years ago from North Carolina, U.S.

      I agree!

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      bluestandish 5 years ago

      thanks much for reading .

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      masmasika 5 years ago

      great and interesting. I think perhaps that people often miss the point of being a professional writer. voted up.

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Very true breakdown of the myths. I can very rarely write anything in a day. I need time to let the writing sit, then edit for everything that can detract from what I've written. voted up.

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      bluestandish 5 years ago

      thank you all for the encouragement .. I hope to publish more on the topic

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Is the opposite of a professional writer, an unprofessional one? Great hub. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      jessramblings 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I actually laughed out loud at the last one: Writers Finish All Their Work in A Day. If it were that easy we'd all be writers. I probably revise my stuff more than necessary. Another great piece!

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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Hi Bluestandish.

      A very interesting and informative hub.

      Helps one to see the difference from being a professional writer and an amateur or beginner.

      UP/I/U.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      I don't believe I am a professional writer yet but you have some really good points here to think about as to what professional writers go through to write.