Tanitia van der Walt

Tanitia Writes is my passion for language transformed into copy

Hi, I’m Tanitia. I used to work in the hospitality industry and managed to explore the US while working towards my Bachelor’s degree. As for now I spend most of my time reading, drinking coffee and adventuring.

Writing has resonated with me since I can remember. I, of course, considered other careers but never really accepted that there was a different career out there for me.


As rewarding as writing can be when you finally finish a clients project or a personal piece it does not always provide contentment.
In the writing process there are a lot of times when I ask myself “am I ever going to get this done?” and being stuck on a single sentence can feel like nothing will ever be okay again. Being a writer I know that procrastination is a part of the process, if not the main objective even. When I have written ten pages; but that one sentence in the middle of the third paragraph on the sixth page just does not sound melodic enough then I cannot accept that the work is done. Because it is not, and no matter the amount of procrastination that occurs I will get that sentence to sound just right.


Anyone who says that a writer just puts words on a piece of paper is obviously not a writer. Those words are emotions displayed through letters, those words are statements made through the art of syntax.
I constantly find myself re-reading old pieces that I have written and immediately want to edit it. Editing is so important in the writing process- but not when you are reading something that you wrote a year ago, or even a month ago. In writing there is always so much to learn, you can never know all that there is to know. It took me quite a few years to accept that I cannot be the absolute best today, because there is always something more waiting for me tomorrow. Accepting that editing an old piece of work was just taking up my own time and validating my growth for myself was crucial in becoming the writer that I am today.

Despite the time spent agonizing over a single word in a two thousand word essay, writing is such a rewarding career. It allows you to appreciate your own growth through constantly showing you how much you have improved.

That’s a little bit more about my love for writing,
Write to you again soon!

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