To be successful at writing
Success doesn’t happen overnight unless you are a really talented and gifted author. It can take years before you finally hit that right combination of ingredients that turn you from a wannabe writer into a successful one.
There is an old Midas Muffler commercial that talks about how quality comes first then success. That is one of the keys to good writing. You have to make sure you have the quality in your writing that makes people want to read what you wrote.
You need to ask yourself three important questions about your work:
1.Did your writing topic and style engage your readers
2.Did it move them
3.Did it change them
Of course, you are going to have to be brutality honest with yourself when you answer those questions. Remember a good book is not written in a day, a week or even a month. It can take years of hard work and learning to get the formula just right.
Developing daily writing habits
The key to good writing is to develop daily writing habits. This can from a simple decision to write every day. Even 30 minutes each day dedicated to writing can help you improve your writing skills.
Here are some ideas t help you develop a daily writing habit:
Set realistic goals
- Find websites to help you track your writing
- Find topics that are interesting to write about
- Forget editing at the moment
- Have a friend to help support your daily writing routine
These are only a few suggestions to help you start writing every day. Even as you do this, you need help in becoming a better writer
3 key writing steps to get better
To avoid being a foolish writer, it is always a wise move to learn different techniques and make the necessary changes to your writing habits. Learning is always the most important step to becoming good.
#1. You need to study first- you can’t write well if you do not understand or know your topic thoroughly. Plus, you need to get the attitude that you do not know everything and that there is always something to learn
#2. Practice makes perfect- even professional athletes continue to practice. They may have reached the top of their profession but they still need to work on their game
#3. Don’t be afraid of constructive criticism- good feedback will always help you find weak spots in your plot, writing skills and so on. Learn to take and use the right critiques of your work
Some final words
The other key you need to learn is discipline. Developing good daily writing habits helps you develop as a writer, gives you practice and lets you correct any mistakes you may be making.
You will make mistakes as you write. Daily writing habits also help you spot your own mistakes before anyone else sees them