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I have been going to writing classes, groups and conventions for about four years now and I have come to the conclusion that I do not fit in a box. I don't fit the writer profile. I don't do it how you are supposed to do it. This has led to some feelings of being a fraud ( which, after some research, I have learned is a common feeling among authors ). I sit in classes and hear writing jargon that is as foreign to me as Russian and I think, "I am the only person here that has no clue what that means." It hits me in the gut like a cowbell and makes me ashamed that I am not fluent in the language of 'proper' writers.
Sound familiar? I think many of us feel the same but we are too embarrassed to admit it and so we never know that there are other people in the room feeling the exact same way.
It is true that I have progressed in learning the language of 'writers' over the last four years but I am still at the toddler level. Certainly not fluent. But I have made the decision to keep pushing forward, to keep progressing in learning this new language. And I have accepted that it is okay to reject some of things I learn because they don't work for me.

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