It's never too late to become a writer, write anything!
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
— Louis L’Amour
A 1000 words piece of writing begins with one word. While it may not lead you to the conclusion, but this first word can lead you to an idea, which becomes a paragraph, which becomes an article ...
JK Rowling started with an idea that came to her while delayed on a train travelling from Manchester to London King's Cross in 1990, an idea she refused to give up. And so was born Harry Potter, a story in 7 volumes! The rest is history.
To become a successful writer you need to keep this five key points in mind.
1. Stop making excuses and just "Write"
You must have decided to write a week, a month or years back. You feel guilty about not doing it, you get anxious and then a plethora of excuses come to mind relieving you of your obligations. Some of the top excuses are -
"There are too many people who are already writing"
Yes, it's true that there are lot of people writing on the same topic but it's your style that sets you apart from others.
"I do not know how to write"
It not that talent falls from the sky and has landed away from your cradle. No one is born a writer. Writing is learned by writing. It's as simple as that.
"I do not have time to write"
C'mmon...! don't make excuses. It really can fit into your busy schedule
To become a great you have to write every day. Not necessarily much, but the idea is that it is important to be regular. For aspiring writers 200 words a day will do. Whether you are looking for a full time creative writing career or you have a passion to write a book. Consistency and patience is the most important virtues of a good writer.
2. When you can not write…just think!
Tonight, you're in front of your screen, the words struggle to come and when they come, it's bad enough.
Tip: stop writing for tonight!
That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do anything and relax in front of the television in an armchair.
Certainly not, you can do something else, among other things, think. Review your ideas. Maybe the idea you're working on is just not good enough. Besides, all the ideas you had before you started in this write-up are not necessarily good to put in your story. Which does not mean that they are bad, but they may not have their place here. If you compare to a recipe, it is not because we will put all the spices that the dish will be better, on the contrary.
3. Set your writing goals
To set your goals, use the SMART method:
Specific: Your writing goals must be clear. The more concrete they are, the more likely you are to reach them. Feel free to divide a goal into sub objectives. The more specific your writing goals are, the better.
Measurable: You need to be able to clearly measure your progress and know when your goal is achieved. This measurement of your progress must be objective.
Attainable: Of course, your writing goal should please you. Otherwise you will not have the motivation to succeed.
Relevant: A good goal is a realistic goal. Certainly, to motivate you, the objective must be sufficiently ambitious. But if it is not possible, then you will lose your energy and especially your motivation.
Time-bound: Remember to always set limits to your writing goal. Limits in content, but also in time.
Always define a duration, a deadline and steps. If your goal is too long to reach in one step, you can always cut it into sub objectives that will be achieved gradually. This will keep you motivated and satisfied with each successful sub-goal.
4. Choose the right platform to write
Often underestimated, choosing the right platform to write and publish is probably the most important choice you'll have to make. Indeed, all your writing efforts will be linked to this decision. And most of your hard-work will be in vain if you fail to choose the right platform for publishing. To become a successful writer, the right choice of publishing platform is a must.
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Last but not the least,
5. Stop constantly reviewing what you have written
Are you one of those perfectionist writers who continually re-read what they have written? Let me tell you, you'll have plenty of time to read your writing again. The replay stage is even fundamental. And you will do it with a little distance when your write-up is completely written.
The worst thing is that by rereading each time, you slow down unnecessarily and lose motivation because work is slower. Write without checking your mistakes, you will have plenty of time to reread.
Start your writing journey today. Happy Writing!