You everyday get pissed off each time you pick your pen to write?
Writing a novel and making your thoughts sound interesting could be easy, isn’t it?
Writing can make you feel depressed, I know. Today’s post isn’t about how you can write those cozy love stories and letters to convince the love of your life.
How did you learn how to sing? By watching TV and reading song books? Or by practicing how to write?
Truth is, to learn how to write, you must develop the right writing habits.
The trending buzz is that writing doesn’t have to be agonizing, and almost anybody can develop their writing skills with a little discipline and a willingness to learn how to write and more.
In today’s post, we will delve into expanding and explaining the essential writing skills every writer needs to upscale their writing talent and emerge more sales on the long run.
As a start-up, don’t fail to remember that mediocre writing bores your readers to tears. But nourishing content engages, delights, and inspires your readers.
With this foundation laid let’s extend to the core reason why we are here and the reason you should read on.
Why should you read this?
- If you are a writer
- If you love writing
- If you want to know more about writing
- If you cannot find anything to write about
- If you lost all ability to read and write for a day
- If you are struggling with drugs to enhance your writing ability
- If you are having issues convincing your readers to implement your writing tips
Could we head on to answering the few questions and more listed above?
I trust you are ready gain fulfillment and achieve more success doing what you love as a writer.
One book is less likely to find an audience than two books, a comic, a blog or/and a short story collection. The best audience isn’t just an audience that exists around a single work, but rather, an ecosystem that connects to the creator. The audience that hangs with a creator will follow said creator from work to work. Writing for me has been an act of creating, not an act of memory alone, but an act of inventing the present through the prism of concentrated memory but also the created expansion of opportunities to think and reflect in a way to open up more possibilities.
If you’re anything like me, part of your New Year’s Resolution was to write more.
It might have been to hit a certain word or page count in a day, write for a certain time length, develop a number of ideas in a day, write more books etc.
Whatever it was, you told yourself you would write more. You had writing goals and resolutions.
“Writers see the world differently. Every voice we hear, every face we see, every hand we touch could become story fabric “ – Buffy Andrews
As a writer the way you perceive the world should be very different from non-writers.
Understand the basics
You may have heard the old writer’s dictum, “Write what you know.” This is a good advice for every writer to adhere to; however, it does not simply mean you should only write about, literally, the people and places with which you have direct contact and intimate familiarity.
Before you can start writing incredible content, you’ll need at least an intermediate understanding of the basic principles of writing.
This doesn’t mean you need to enroll in a prestigious creative writing program at an Ivy league university, but you will need to know the basics of grammar and spelling.
Put yourself out there
Don’t allow this thought run through your mind: “I’m tired, I think I’ll skip writing today and pick it up tomorrow”
This is one of the many writers block you need to break if you must become a successful writer. No apologies, this is most of the battle in forming a writing habit.
There is no hidden secret behind the truth that writing can be hard if you don’t have someone to read your work, and encourage or critique you.
What should you do if you are experiencing such in your writing lifestyle?
The only reason why you have been having such problem may be your inability to add a sharing button to your website or blog or sharing your latest work with our community.
Make your work easy to share. This is triply true for newer writers: Don’t hide your work behind a wall.
Make sure your work is widely available for easy accessibility, reaching wider audience.
Expose your writing talent
A lot of writers don’t like other people to read anything they’ve written until it’s complete.
But having a couple of people comment and critique your work isn’t a bad idea. You can get different opinions instead of being pulled and influenced in one direction.
Sometimes I don’t know what I’m thinking until I start writing. My greatest writing has come in rewriting, revision is critical.
It’s where sentences become a train in search of the caboose. Don’t make your writing too difficult to pass around. Feel free to expose it to many others.
I’ve found that thinking about a certain story I’m working on can be exhausting, especially when my mind is running through ideas all day.
While exposing your writing talent, observe your thoughts. Different voices and perspectives can be both eyeopening and encouraging as a writer.
I know it’s scary to let someone else read your writing, so pick someone you trust and make your writing open.
Writing is a risk, the risk of exposure of ignorance on the page, but also the joy of self-discovery of knowledge when writing is taking place.
Experience is awesome
As a writer, you must not fail to make your advice more practical by demonstrating your tips with lively examples. How can you achieve this?
Apply the principles of persuasion, so you can inspire your reader to implement your tips and nudge him to buy from you.
Writing brings about new experiences, wisdom, self-discovery, discovery of the other, the vast university of possibility to be conquered much as possible.
Meditating on your earliest childhood memories might trigger some noteworthy visual pictures and actions.
When we explore our memories, we are not simply transporting ourselves back to the past, but we’re using our memories and imaginations to embellish what we once thought we knew.
Engaging and interacting with others will give you great opportunities to making out the best off your writing skills.
Talk to people. Social media is a great place for you to interact with folks and be more than just a mouthpiece for your work.
Writing could be a measure of our humanity in the attempt to get it right in life as we do.
To live in writing, inhabit writing where words become immensely important avenues and vehicles of tremendous self-discovery of knowledge and wealth of information to test the limits of your capacity to be human.
Don’t be lazy to share
You may have been in a place where many people died and a little child survived.
It may not be an accident you experienced, it could be a delicious meal which you probably prepared and enjoyed while eating.
Don’t fail to share with your community the late happenings going on in your life.
Stories help us chart through the emotions of our readers allowing them capture and retain what they read.
As you learn things about the process, share them with others. Free exchange of information is awesome. Be open and honest. Be useful.
I have, you may not have recognized that being a single-minded creator requires some ego.
Further, the reality is that once something is “out there”, it is what it is and there ain’t anything you can do about it.
Even as you share, mind what you share. Your readers are hungry for ideas, advice, comfort, and inspiration. Serve them the right mix of nourishing content, and make them crave more.
No writer is born with a unique voice, just like a chef isn’t born with a signature dish in her mind.
Instead, we learn how to write and cook by studying the masters and ‘stealing’ proven recipes involved.
Hold yourself accountable—publish at least one piece of content every week.
Apply a structured process to your writing—plan, draft, edit, and format.
Edit your content in several rounds because scintillating content requires careful adjustment of each ingredient.
No riddles and doubt this time. You have good ideas? You want to inspire your audience? So get to work and write.
What steps did you take to write when you discovered you ha good ideas? Have you discovered your writing talent yet? How did you do that?