The good and the bad

I think it’s important for writers to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Awareness allows the writer to take advantage of his or her strengths while mitigating the weaknesses.

In this spirit, here are my three most prominent strengths and weaknesses as a writer, as I see it.

Unfortunately, it was much easier for me to come up with weaknesses than strengths.

Feel free to add or take away from either list if you have thoughts of your own. I’d be interested in hearing differing opinions.


Character development

A bounty of original and unique ideas



Physical description of characters

Over-emphasis on characterization to the expense of pacing and plot

Effective and realistic dialogue between more than two characters at one time