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Language Shouldn’t Be A Barrier To Writing

A language is a tool for communication and not a barrier to writing.

– Bernard Kelvin Clive

It’s true most people prefer to write in Eglish language because it’s the universal language and large proportion of the populace get to read their work. However, writing is not limited to the English language alone. Any writer can write in any language of choice as long as he’s good at the language and can write good stuff.

An aspiring author doesn’t have to wait until he has mastered the English language art and become a guru before writing his first book. He can write in any language he is more comfortable with.

If a writer’s writing is good, the good news will definitely go round, and the world will get to know about it through the speakers of that language and probably demand for translation.

So, do not be discouraged from writing, if English is not your native language and you have not been opportune to master it as to write with it.

Writers write to communicate, and any language has someone who understands it.

It doesn’t matter which language you write in, as long as your writing is good.

– Chinua Achebe

The quote above says it all- the language you write in doesn’t matter. What you need to focus on is good writing.

Florence Ezekafor View All

I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
Back in 2013, my love for teaching young learners propelled me into picking teaching as a career. I taught English, Maths and Science in the United Arab Emirates where I lived for ten years. Right now, I live in Coal City, a beautiful hilly area of my country Nigeria.
My website Fiez-writer is a product of my extreme desire to share my writing with the world. Here, I share fiction, poems, thoughts and writing tips.
A huge part of my life is spent with my lovely family and I'm a proud mother to three brilliant kids.

22 thoughts on “Language Shouldn’t Be A Barrier To Writing Leave a comment

  1. I really agree with this too. The best books I’ve read recently have been written in the author’s first language and then translated into English. I find, even though the translation is a second-hand experience, I experience the culture of the place the author has created or represented through their language. At times, I wish I was capable of reading the original.

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  3. My friend is German. English is not her first language and her German speech with laughter and smiling eyes is a drawcard. She’s learned to use Google Translate for English for me. It’s when she lapses into German that I love IT!

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  4. True. The English language is a medium of communication just like every other language. It’s use or mastery in writing is not necessarily a test of intelligence. As you rightly said, a good work will always speak for itself. Many a great piece of work were not originally written in English.

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