Is Your Writing Caught in a Crab Bucket?
Crab fishermen have long known they don’t need to put a lid on their crab bucket, as long as there is more than one crab in the bucket. Some call it the Crab Bucket Syndrome. When there are several crabs in the bucket, if one tries to crawl out, the other crabs grab hold and pull it back down.
Some of us desire to climb above, raise our standards and improve ourselves, but Satan, and those who belong to him, act like crabs in a bucket. They do everything in their power to destroy the ambitions of those who wish to better themselves. Sadly, these grab and pull techniques often work among us humans, too.
It’s often our thought that life catches us and puts us in a bucket. Instead, we should apply the Crab Bucket Syndrome to our writing lives. What crabs are holding you back from improving your writing? These crabs come in thoughts like
- I don’t have time to sit down and write something for critique group.
- Do I really need someone else’s input?
- It’s too much work to edit using all of those different comments and suggestions.
- I will never find a place for my articles and stories, anyway.
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