As the relatively new gospel doctrine teacher in my small branch, I find myself daunted looking out over all the people in the class who are much wiser than I and think how can I teach this material in a way to reach them. I know it's not me personally. It involves study, preparation, prayer, the Holy Spirit and delivery to touch them with a timely message. Every week I go through the agony of listening carefully to the Spirit to make sure what I think I am hearing is in fact what I am hearing as far as the direction of the lesson.
I read several additional material and, in the case of the Doctrine & Covenants, I try to read up on the church history behind the sections we are studying. So I feel somewhat prepared by Sunday. The problem for me is making sure I am focusing on the message I need to give. Sometimes that doesn't happen until I actually stand up and welcome them and even sometimes not until someone asks a question and it sends me off to the message I suddenly perceive is indeed the correct message.
Funny, I don't put that much effort into my writing. I don't take the time to contemplate the why of a scene or the personality of a character. I expect it to flow creatively from my fingers on demand. And I get frustrated when it doesn't.
I think the message here for me is take my writing as seriously as I take my callings. How I do what I do counts as much as what I do from an eternal point of view.