Being a writer can be simple and extremely difficult at the same time. Women especially may find it difficult sometimes as we try to tie our emotions into our writing or become sentimental about the results. There is also the dreaded writer’s block when we can’t seem to think of anything else to say.
If you want to become a faster and better writer, here are a few tips to follow :
Write an outline
This is a major step that may bloggers and writers in general, tend to skip. It may actually be the cause of the writer’s block. An outline is very easy to do. You simply write the main idea or first line of each chapter/section from the begging to the end of the piece. It’s even better if you can break your outline down into paragraphs. Once you do this, writing becomes much easier before you already know what you are going to write about in detail. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll be able to finish writing a few blog posts.
Be as specific as possible
People retain 90% of visual content. Give your reader enough specifics to visualize what you are trying to say. Whether you’re writing short stories, scripts or speeches. Try to use at least 1 powerful image to put the reader in your shoes.
When writing, disconnect from the rest of the world
Writing is an intimate activity. Before your writing session eliminate all possible distractions like your phone, social media, people living with you, emails ect… You should maintain total privacy between you and your work. Even though writing is fun and artsy, it requires discipline and consistency to master it.
Learn as much as you write
As a writer it’s important that you constantly surround yourself with inspiration to write. You can do this by reading, watching videos on YouTube, having conversions with interesting people and even just getting out there in the midst of nature. Become a learning machine so that you can have a wealth of knowledge to draw from when it’s time to start writing.Find a balance between creativity and discipline Click To Tweet