A self-edit should have you cutting what doesn't add to your written work. Strive for simple, effective construction of phrases to achieve a better final product.
Being a writer, rather than someone who dreams of being a writer, is a challenge. Insecurity can be the twin of creativity — give yourself permission to just get started.
Here are six things to consider that will help focus your thinking on your internal development as a writer. Take stock and contemplate yourself as a writer.