Yes, yes I know these are basically one and the same, but before you start throwing things let me explain. I’ve always felt that one of my strengths is coming up with great story arcs or unique story ideas. The only problem is that some of the ideas I put on the back-burner because I don’t believe my writing is strong enough to do the story justice. I think it is akin to giving a great artist crayons and watching what he comes up with. Sure he might be able to rise above the limitations handed to him and create something great, but just imagine what he could have done if he’d had adequate supplies.
I believe that during college my writing was….full of enthusiasm. In the years since I think I still have some glaring weaknesses but I’m starting to bring it all together. There are stories now that I believe I could tell that I know I would not have been able to just a few years ago. With that said there are others that are securely on the back-burner until such a time that I can bring them to life in the fashion they deserve.
So what about yourselves? Do you feel that your writing is limiting your stories or even vice versa? If not was there ever a time it did & how in the world did you overcome it?