Most people write poorly. This is the unfortunate truth. (Dang it!!) It is in our heads but it just doesn’t go down on the paper right, right?
So what skills does one need to help with the process? 1) the mental ability. think clearly, orderly and logically. 2) the psychological ability. let the thoughts flow freely. 3) the rhetorical ability. do you know how to make the sentences meld and flow? 4) the ability to critique. can you be trusted to give yourself the old heave-ho if it is bad? or needs to be reworked?
You need to be the one who thinks it out, plans the events, assembles the storyline and characters, then sends them off to their grande debut! Your goal is to make the last version seem effortless, on track, like a spirit is guiding the reader with only a gentle breeze for direction. This should not turn into an Olympic obstacle course for the reader.
This takes time. So do not become frustrated with yourself. There are many who attend years of schooling and still struggle with this. Practice, practice and practice. Ask your peers and mentors how they feel you are progressing.
Happy writing! Happy thoughts..I think I can…I know I can..I knew I could!