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你并不是天生的作家  

2010-08-18 00:11:53|  分类: 学习 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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你并不是天生的作家。我讨厌其他作家这么说:你要么天生就是作家,要么永远不是。作家和音乐家不一样,后者的天才往往与生俱来。

的确,许多作家都是天才;但是对于大部分人来说,写作是项可以学到的技能,只需要花费一些时间和精力去磨炼这项技能。

当我开始写作的时候,我也无法写出像样的句子。现在我也偶尔怀疑自己,但我已通过努力逐渐成为一个很好的作家。每次我也能写出些像样的的文字。

我遇到过许多博客,他们挣扎犹豫怀疑自己的工作是否值得,并仔细推敲找出文字中的每个细小的错误。我知道这种感觉,因为我也曾仔细的挑出文字中的每 一处错误,但仍有难免。但这种挫败并不能让我怀疑自己成为作家的能力,而只能让我知道还不够优秀,促使我更加细心。我们都不是完美的作家。

写出优秀的文字是一门技能,和所有的技能一样,是可以后天学习的。练习写作和练习肌肉一样。如果你照顾好你的肌肉,超出了它的承受范围,肌肉就会慢慢萎缩。写作也是一样,如果你过度训练,也会造成技能萎缩。

任何一个作家最常犯的错误,就是和别的作家进行比较。我们每人的写作风格不同,所处的学习曲线位置不一样。如果正努力成为作家,那就练习。多写。每天都写。尽可能多地写。当你感觉有所进步的时候,继续写。

【改善你的写作技巧】:

? 开始写作的时候,不要去编辑修改文字。

? 允许写出差劲的文字。

? 允许使用离谱或富有想象力的词汇。

? 学习写作技巧。

? 停止与别人进行比较。你是独一无二的人,独一无二的作家。

? 投资些参考资料。不要只看网上的参考作品。买些真正的书并学习。学着享受手中握书的感觉。

? 在参考书里添加注释或注明亮点。在你的书上写点东西没有问题的。我也曾经为此纠结,不过警察不会将你带走的,噢,除非你是在书店这么干。

以下是我最喜欢的名言和启示:


“我写了一页杰作和九十四页狗屎,”
海明威在 1934 年对 F. Scott Fitzgerald  说。
“我要讲狗屎扔进垃圾框里。”


现在我们都知道海明威是非常杰出的作家。但是他也承认他扔掉了许多不好的文字。那些没有达到他的标准。他坚持不懈地改进写作,今天的作家也必须如此努力才能提高他们的写作技能。

你并不是天生的作家,但通过持之以恒的锻炼,你可以像海明威那样,成为出色的作家。

 

原文: You Were Not Born a Writer

You were not born a writer. I hate to read other writer’s giving advice and making claims that writing is a talent you’re either born with or you aren’t. We are not musicians, who are generally born with their natural talent.

Yes, many writers have natural talent, but for the most part, writing is a learned skill. It often takes time and practice to hone this skill.

When I first started writing, I couldn’t form a coherent sentence. Of course that’s still questionable some days, but I’ve worked very hard to become a better writer. It’s something I work on each time I write.

I’ve seen many bloggers struggle with asking themselves if their work is worthy and beat themselves up over one little mistake. I know how this feels because I literally cringe when I find a mistake in my own work, but it happens. It doesn’t make me less of a writer because I make mistakes; it makes me more aware that I’m not perfect. None of us are perfect writers.

Writing well is a skill, but like all skills, it can be learned. Writing is also like a muscle. If you don’t take care of your muscles and work them out pretty regular, they begin to atrophy. Writing is the same way, if you aren’t working out the writing muscle it will suffer.

One of the biggest mistakes any writer can ever make is comparing themselves to another writer. We each write with a different style, and we are each on a different level of the learning curve. If you feel you’re struggling as a writer; practice. Write more. Write all day. Write as many words as you possibly can and when you think you’ve improved just a bit, write some more.

Improve Your Writing Skills

? Stop editing while you work and start writing.

? Allow yourself to write something totally crappy.

? Allow yourself to use off-the-wall words or big fancy words.

? Study the craft of writing.

? Stop comparing yourself to someone else. You are unique, as a person and as a writer.

? Invest in reference materials. Don’t use the Internet for all your reference work. Invest in real books and use them. Learn to enjoy the feel of those books in your hands.

? Take notes or use a highlighter in those reference books. It really is okay to write in the books you own. I struggle with this too, but the book police will not take you away; well unless you do this to books in the store.

The following is one of my favorite quotes and inspirations:


“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit,”
Hemingway confided to F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934.
“I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.”


Now we all know Hemingway is considered one of the masters of all time. But he clearly admits to throwing most of his material out. It wasn’t up to his standards. He worked to improve it constantly, just as writers of today must work on their skills to improve them.

You were not born a writer, but with consistent practice, you can become one of the masters, just like Hemingway.

 

 

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