LB: “How can I tell when my writing is good enough?”

Angry Judge Mandy Patinkin

by Larry Brody

New writers often ask the question in this post’s headline, and I always find myself pausing and giving thought to my answer…and sometimes even changing it from what I usually say.

This morning’s email brought two queries on the subject, and I found myself thinking about and changing my answer again. Right now, this very minute, here’s where my head is at:

Your writing is ‘good enough’ when you no longer ask yourself that question.

In other words, if you have to ask that, you ain’t where you want to be as a writer – yet. Throw away all those damn qualms and neuroses and:

Keep Writing Dammit!

Of course, tomorrow I’ll see it a whole ‘nuther way.

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Author: LB

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world with a career going back to the late ’60s, Larry Brody has written and produced hundreds of hours of American and worldwide television and is a consultant to production companies and networks in the U.S. and abroad . Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and the Humanitas Award.

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