No, I am nothing like Jeff Goins !
I was standing in a supermarket queue yesterday, watching what a well-balanced lot my fellow shoppers were, when I overheard a mother saying to her child, “I wish you were more like your sister !”
Wow, I thought. If that comment does not screw up that poor child’s life, nothing will?
In this ultra competitive world of ours, we, the great unwashed, are constantly striving to improve our lot, by constantly comparing ourselves to others and in particular, to the standards those people set.
Since starting along this road of being a writer, I have been devouring fast amounts of advice on being a writer, from sources too numerous to mention. Now don’t get me wrong, there are many salient points writers like Jeff Goins puts across, but it is critical that you carve your writing image as an original, not a copy or mirror image of someone else.
They say Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; I am not so sure.