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What I’d Tell My Younger Writer Self

Don’t you wish you could go back in time and give yourself advice? To give yourself encouragement or make things just a tad easier for younger-you?

I know there’s no turning back, but just in case I trip and fall back into 1998, here’s some advice I’d give my younger self!

What I’d Tell
🌸 My Younger Self 🌸

1. It’s okay to write what isn’t popular.

Oh, the fads you will see. Vampires and zombies and kinks ~ oh, my! Still, you can forge your own path and write your own stories, from the heart, and not worry about what anybody else is doing.

Your own thing is good enough.

You may not become an overnight success, but you will certainly avoid many writing potholes. You’ll enjoy your writing more, and you will develop your own voice. So, go on. Write what isn’t popular.

2. It’s okay to outline.

Creativity is not always chaos. Whether it’s a Bernini statue or a Picasso painting, there was thought and drive and meaning behind it, but also structure. In writing, outlining is that structure. And…

It makes everything so much easier.

No more writing yourself into a corner. No more aimless Second Act. No more wondering what to do next. Get creative with an outline. Don’t be afraid of it.

3. Never stop writing poetry.

I love reading your poems. The angst, the wonderfully imaginative verses, the candy metaphors… Is there anything more bittersweet than a fourteen-year-old’s poetry? One day I will miss you, and I will remember you through your poetry.

Your poetry is a deeply personal part of you.

Even through the rough times, even if no one else reads it, your poetry will carry you through. So, go on. Slink away to a private place, pen and paper in hand, and write your poetry. It’s a beautiful thing that you do.

That was a bit nostalgic for me, thinking about my younger self in this way. But, what about you?

What would you tell your younger writer self?

Take care and write on,


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Dear Friends,

I will be taking a few weeks off for some much-needed mental health rest. I will be back in a couple of weeks with more blogs!

In the meantime, I will continue to read, like, and comment on YOUR blogs πŸ™‚

Take care,

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15 thoughts on “What I’d Tell My Younger Writer Self

  1. Brilliant advice, Yari! Love how you’ve expressed it here πŸ˜€
    If I could tell my younger writer anything, it would be not being afraid of your own voice & keep doing something you enjoy, rather than trying to change it to fit into the latest ‘popular’ trend. Your voice is unique, so be proud of it!

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  2. Wow! The way you wrote it was just beautiful. I really felt the compassion. Loved the poetry one.
    Hope you come back refreshed and full of these amazing posts!😊

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    1. Poetry can be super nostalgic to look back on πŸ™‚ And thanks! I’ll be around reading blogs, just taking a break from brainstorming/writing them.

      Have a great weekend, Lorraine! πŸ™‚

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