practice, more often than not evades me - I just seem to hit a mental block. Similarly with research; know where to look, but
converting into my own words is quite another matter.
I suffered similarly going through past exam papers when studying for (maths/engineering) exams at college. Got really good
at recognising that what was going through, and thought I UNDERSTOOD the methods/procedures too. Come the exam, it may as
well have been written in a different language.
Now, with trying to write articles for myself, after studing pages of advice from good sources, I seem unable to get theory
into practice. The mental block thing again. I should mention that I do quite enjoy writing them. Outsourcing them is out of
the question at present.
One thing I am quite good at is re-writing (100+ subs to EZA; no rejections). I was subscribed to a 100-member membership.
Still have plenty to go at but I find it far too slow and inconsistent.
It's probably just a matter of practice-makes, and to just get on and write things down - anything to get into a rhythm. But just though I'd throw my thoughts onto the WF in case anyone could throw any more light onto my situation.
I know that once I have the skill/ability/knack, it'll serve me for life.