If you are new in writing or you were given a task which involves writing, you are in the right place. This is not limited for new writers, but also for those who wants to revive their love for writing. Let us show you how to start a quality content for your blog or research, novel, etc. These are basic things you need to remember when creating a content. But off course, don’t be limited with what you will learn here. Research more and learn more, and who knows, you might become a great writer. And your name will land the most famous platforms you can imagine. But once you became a great writer, don’t stop learning. There is always a place for learning and adventure.
- Just write anything
The first step is to start writing now. Position your self in place where there is a need for you to write. Awaken those sleepy cells by practicing, and by doing things over and over again, you become good at it. Athletes will tell you that they had to practice every day doing the same exact things. Why? Because they need to train their muscles, their sense of speed, and to improve their stamina. Same applies with writing, you got to practice. You have to train your brain to produce many ideas as possible, it may be difficult at first but becomes easier as you train it everyday.
2. Know your audience
Knowing your target audience will help you to know where to start. Research about them, get to know them better, and find out what are the things they need to know. Also remember to follow the etiquettes involved in talking or writing for these audiences. You don’t want to offend them by making remarks that will surely push their buttons. That’s a dangerous place to be in. This your preparation for creating the structure of your content.
3. Organize your thoughts and create a structure
First, you want to write an introduction. This is the deciding part for readers whether to read or disregard your content. So create something that is captivating, attention catcher statement that will make your readers want to read more. Once you have an awesome introduction, make them curious by leading them into asking questions. There will be a separate post on this skill, to give you more idea on how to create contents that will make someone curious and ask questions. Don’t be intimidated because this skill can be mastered by anybody who is serious in becoming a good writer. The last but not the least, after making them curious and wanting for more, give them the conclusion. End your content with a bang!
There are times that we can get stuck and cannot write anything at all. We know that and we experience that as well. You’re not alone. So if you are experiencing writer’s block, click this link How to Recover From Writer’s Block and become free again from this annoying state of mind.
How To Recover From Writer’s Block
Are you having trouble writing new ideas? Are you having problems expressing your thoughts by writing? You may be suffering from Writer’s Block. It is a difficult condition that even professional writers experience from time to time. There is a deeper reason as to why you are going through with this mental state of having a hard time producing creative ideas. I will pinpoint these reasons on my next post. For now, I want you to take a deep breath and relax as you read through my list of steps on how I overcome my struggle for writing.
- You need a vacation or change of patterns
Sometimes, we get overwhelmed of all the things we need to accomplish. Those deadlines and stress from work can cause your brain to deteriorate. Our brain is very smart when it comes to identifying that we already have enough things to do. The right hemisphere of your brain which is responsible for thoughtful thinking and creativity will slow down. And it is so amazing that the solution is very simple, you need to take a break. You need to break your daily patterns that’s causing you stress. What works for me if I don’t have the luxury of going on a vacation is exercising. I love to go for a walk or do yoga with my closest friends. This really helps me relax and become prepared for my next task. I noticed that I became more effective in completing my task and my productivity is improved as well.
2. Read. Read. Read
No man is an island. The saying works for writer’s, too. Books are great tools in reviving your imagination and see things with someone’s eyes. You get the time to reflect on their work and on your self. Go back to basic. It all began with reading awesome books that inspired us to become who we are today. Many writers skip reading other books because they become preoccupied writing their own. I just want to emphasize that not all writers skip reading other books. In fact there are also many famous writers who love to read other books and made this as a daily habit. It is a great way to become teachable and learn new writing styles at the same time. So, if its been a while since you read a good book, then start now.
3. You worry about critics too much
I know that we write something for others to read so we do everything in our power to come up with something that’s going to please our readers. That is by the way, good. However, writing is not all about others, it’s also about you. I remember when I was struggling to write because I’m afraid that work will be not good enough. Having that thought come to my mind every single day caused me so much stress. I don’t know what to write anymore. Somehow, it created an inferiority complex in me and I was brought into a place of negativity. I thought to my self that I will be never good enough, that I know how write but never had the talent. Then a good friend of mind became worried and invited me to get a cup of coffee. I’m so happy that I have people in my life like her, thank God because He created beautiful human beings who can look inside your soul and save you from your self. I would say she saved me. She said you are great for who you are and you don’t need other people to validate that truth. If you are in the position where I was before then let me tell you, “You are great for who you are and you don’t need other people to validate that truth.”
4. Go back to basic
Do you remember your childhood? We are so creative back then. Maybe because we are not limited by the standards that adults go by. We can imagine anything, and without a shadow of the doubt, anything can be true for us. Go back to basic. Look back to the first day you decided to become a writer or the day you have this enthusiasm to write. Remember those empowering emotions that propelled you to take the first step. Remember that day when you are so excited writing your first novel, book, article, and etc. It’s good to have those feelings back. Everything that we write is based on how we think and feel at that moment of writing. The quality of your work is always contingent on how passionate you are, though it may not be perfect, but it doesn’t mean that it is not a great work anymore. Remember that you creating a world of your own. There is only you in that world, you can be anything you want to be, do anything you want because you are the writer.
I hope that these simple steps will you, too. Happy writing everyone!