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Everything I write is terrible

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Clever username, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Am I the only one who feels this way?

    I have this high opinion of myself as a writer, but then when I sit down to actually write, I hate everything that comes out.
  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I do, but then I hate pretty much everything I do in every aspect of life, so I'm probably not your go-to on this one.
  3. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Maybe you should try selling shoes.
  5. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Well, I'm probably overreacting. I just feel like I'm capable of so much more, but rarely do anything that I feel like I haven't written or read before. Every once in a while I'll turn a phrase that'll make me smile and renew my faith.
  6. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Women's shoes? In a mall?
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Only if you've thrown four touchdowns in one game for Polk High. Otherwise, you'll just suck at that job too.
  8. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Cmon you mean RAN for four touchdowns. Bundy was the successor to Gayle Sayers and the predecessor to Walter Payton.
  9. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    It's good to be your own worst critic. But if your boss agrees with you ...
  10. Running Bear

    Running Bear Member

    If it's any consolation, I'm not a big fan of everything I write, either.

    I always figure I could have done something better, be it a turn of phrase or a different word here or there.

    I've been in press boxes where I've actually seen people looking at their computers, laughing at their own stuff and saying, "Damn, I'm good."
  11. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    If only you could see what the boss writes. Cheer up CU, there's always tomorrow.
  12. Babs

    Babs Member

    I usually like what I write at the time, but when I go back to read it later, I hate it. So I try not to read my past work, unless I need to for research purposes. Saves me a lot of self-flagellation.
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