I bet you’ve heard the Jack of all trades expression before, but have you heard the full version?
Jack of all trades, master of none, though often times better than master of one.
I grew up knowing half of the expression. Jack of all trades, master of none. It put such a downside on learning a variety of skills. I always had an interest in many things, but the expression made me feel as if I never could be amazing at something.
I discovered the full expression in college and it made sense. Knowing all those different skills has let me write about various topics. I can create stories from my memories – real or not real – and let the reader dive into them.
As a writer, it’s great to have different skills. The more skills, the more opportunities to write something wonderful. Well, if not, there’s always the Internet to look it up.