Unpopular Opinion: Beginning Writers Should Focus on Quantity, Not Quality

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Have you ever wondered why, as a beginner, writing often feels frustrating and sometimes even pointless?

It might be because many beginning writers are focusing on all the wrong things.

Most writers who are first starting out have big dreams. They want to be bestselling authors. They want to be the Stephen Kings, the J.K. Rowlings of their genres/eras. They want their writing to mean something. They want their work to matter.

It’s very easy to forget, when you’re focusing on your big dreams, that you can’t go from zero to bestseller overnight. A lot has to come before that. A lot of patience, and disappointment, and tears, and feeling like you’re doing everything right yet nothing good is coming of it.

This is why I believe beginners shouldn’t focus on writing “well.” Instead, they should just focus on writing as much as possible.

Before you judge my opinion, hear…

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