Are You A Writer? - Page 1 of 3
Writing tips and tricks that helps to become a better writer!
Are you a writer? If you say no then take a bit of time to think about it as chances are you are more of a writer than you think.
From a martial artist to a writer of various martial art and social topics many people think that I had some form of formal training but that was never the case. All I did was practice my writing skills over and over again and learned as I went along.
It is however true to say that many people will never be able to write to a noticeable degree but that does not mean that they will never be able to write anything of worth, in fact, it is often the case that they may have written a best-seller in the past but the format failed them. In many cases the content may be very good, for example, but how it is presented may be the main reason why so many people fail in their efforts.
If you count the number of written words that you may do, or others may do, over a period of just one week on a social networking site, or within an on-line forum, it would truly shock you to find just how much written work you and others may have done in that period of time.
At this point it would be fair to say that your written work on such social networking sites are maybe not what you would call ‘word-perfect’ but with a few pointers on spelling, layout and how to make it look good to the eye and, in addition, also readable in an easy and understandable way then you too can also become recognised as a writer far faster than you think.
Due to my long held belief that anyone can become a writer, or a better writer than you are now, here are a few tips and tricks to help you get started.
The first problem that many people will have is how to get started or what to write about.
Both of these initial problems are very much connected to each other when you think about it. So with direct regard to that initial problem my saying -
If You Think It - Write It!
- is a good starting point when it comes to writing something.
If you think of something that you have a lot to say about then write it down.
Forget about the spelling or how it should read, simply write it down as fast as you can, and keep writing until you are not sure what to say next or finding yourself too tired to carry on.
From this initial start also avoid at all costs the thought of trying to write on a subject that you think needs to be the size of a book but just simply let the topic develop in small bite size bits and then link each of these bite size bits together at a later stage.
Also avoid looking at how others write. Develop your own unique writing style. Don't copy other people's writing methods. Your style of writing will develop all by itself in time.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to writing but there are a few basic guidelines to follow that cannot be avoided however.
Making your work unique is vital if you do not wish the reader to think you are simply copying from other people's work. What would be the point anyway if you simply copied written stuff from someone else? So that being the case only write what is in your head.
Let what you say flow from your mind and not from any reference books.