You’re passionate about writing.
You wanted to create an article that will loved by readers. It is hard to please them all but at least you will get a percentage of them, liking your work.
But it seems so hard that your mind almost blown away of pushing yourself to the limit of your so called “creative imagination”. But still it suck!
Every writer has to be creative and effective in all their writings and projects. There is no other goal for them than to be more effective.
But how to write effectively? What were their secrets?
Actually there are no secrets in writing effectively. You often oversee it, it is actually in front of you. You did not notice it because you are so busy doing other thing. But still you wanted to be an effective writer.
Now here are the “Secrets” in writing effectively, but not actually a secret at all.
Practice Writing Daily
Michael Jordan will not be a basketball genius if he did not practice everyday. He even cut classes and go to the gym to practice .
This is no difference in writing. Writing daily jiggle your mind and forces you to come up with new ideas naturally.
Writing daily online will help you create audience who is interested in your work. You will have the opportunity to help them solve their problems.
A simple daily writing could mean a lot to your readers especially if the topic is at of their interest.
Jeff Goins of “Goins, Writer” and Loe Babauta of “Zen Habits” encourage writer to write daily as possible.
Read, Read and Read
Stephen King Said:
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot”
Most good and famous writers will tell you the same advice, to Read a lot. Reading is the fundamental in learning. It will help you find your style and it will improve your writing skills. Don’t you know that through reading you can create a breath-taking story?
Create a reading habit and it will transform you into a good writer. Read 30 minutes every day to form a reading habit. Getting new ideas from your reading will help you write flawlessly.
How to create a reading habit?
Look for triggers that will force you to read. Eating is one way, riding on a public transportation going for work is another one, waiting for some one inside the mall, coffee break at work, going to bed and a lot more. Find your trigger point to start reading and soon it will develop into habit.
Once reading habit is developed, sooner you will become an effective writer subconsciously.
Learn from other writers. Read their works everyday. Everyday is a learning process in our lives, as well as in writing. A lot of new things can be found in books, blogs and magazines. Try to fill your day by peeping into other’s work and study it. All writers has its unique approach in doing their piece, learn from it.
There are tons of information online that you could learn from. Explore and acquire knowledge using the internet. Internet is an ocean of information and it is limitless. Take advantage of it.
Your daily activities is amid of different experiences of your love ones, friends, co workers and relatives. Those experiences you encountered add learning to your writing.
Learning will spice up your writing skills.
Seek Advice From Other Writer
Famous line by English poet John Donne:
“No Man Is an Island”
There is no such thing as a self-made millionaire. Do you agree? Everybody needs everybody. If you wanted to become a millionaire, then ask and listen to rich people.
A lot of writers out there are waiting for you to help, just tap them and they will help you.
Sometimes pride hold you from asking help. Better cook that pride chicken of yours and start asking for help. You will never be a good writer by your own. Those well experienced writer already knew how to be an effective writer because they’ve undergone a lot of hardships and trials as a writer. Meaning they are veteran in the field of writing.
Stop Watching Television!
Few Lines inside “On Writing” by Stephen King:
“If you’re just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television’s electric plug wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far.”
Television sucks most of your time. If you really wanted to be proficient in writing, then break a leg and break the TV as well. Be serious, reduce your time in watching TV or don’t watch at all.
Minimize Social Media and Other Electronic Gadgets
Today is the information age and it is hard to stay away from those poisonous stuffs.
Social media perhaps is a part of your daily job, connecting customers and clients. But, if you desire success in writing effectively? Then sacrifice will be made. Cut the time in using social media. Set time for it and after that, shut it down, the time sucking social media and your iPhone.
Be responsible to your action and be honest to your goal. social Media and other gadgets are tempting. Don’t be Judas to yourself.
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