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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at MSU chapter.

Dear Writer,

I know it’s hard

And I get it 

Because I’ve been there

Struggling to get my wording exactly right

But you’ll get there eventually 

My advice to you is


Listen to that voice echoing inside your brain

You won’t ever get anywhere if you ignore your basic instincts

Be patient 

With yourself and

With the presence of your own thoughts

Because if you don’t, 

You’ll never get there.


It’s something you’ll gain with time

By seeing



So read great literature

To learn from others

Those who are greater than you

Because they are greater than you

You’re still learning

Which means 


Then fail again

Learn from those mistakes 

Because mistakes make you understand 

My last piece of advice

Dear Writer,

Be confident 

Put trust in yourself 

When no one else will 

Because then, you’ll be great

Katherine (Katie) Franklin is in her freshman year of university, working towards a degree in English. After graduation, Katie would like to begin her journey into a successful writing career. She specializes in advice columns and creative fiction pieces, but loves writing anything and everything in between. She regularly practices her technique and writes daily to explore literary ideas. As a strong believer in the power of the creative mind, Katie branches out to experience any new, fun, or enlightening activities that can make a positive influence on her work. While an avid writer and reader, she can also be found trying new food at hole-in-the-wall places and volunteering at animal shelters.
Ananya is the President of Her Campus at Michigan State. She is majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Health Promotion, and post-graduation, she will be attending medical school! If she's not studying, you can find her watching TikToks or Grey's Anatomy!