Why I’m a Terrible Writer (But That’s Okay)

SC Hughes
5 min readFeb 27, 2023

Really, I am .

Terrible Writer by sc Hughes

I'll be the first to admit it: I'm a terrible writer. There, I said it. But before you run for the hills, hear me out. Despite my many shortcomings as a wordsmith, I'm still having fun, and I believe that's what really counts.

First and foremost, I have very little experience when it comes to writing. In fact, the only thing I’ve ever written consistently is my name (and even then, I often not sure how to pronounce Stephen) . I’m so inexperienced that I still think "their" and "there" are interchangeable, and I couldn’t tell you the difference between a simile and a metaphor to save my life. But hey, everyone has to start somewhere, right?

Another reason I'm a terrible writer is my grammar. Sure, my actual grammar is okay, but not professional level. I still struggle with apostrophes and run-on sentences, and don't even get me started on semicolons. It's like my brain has a grammar phobia or something. But who needs proper grammar when you have a good sense of humor?

Speaking of humor, another reason I’m a terrible writer is that I don’t enjoy reading books in general. I know, I know, writers are supposed to be…

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SC Hughes

After 35+ years as a hairdresser I had an unexpected fall. After several spinal surgeries finding something to do that doesn't hurt is my goal . Wish me luck!