Happy new week my valuable reader, hope you had fun during the weekend. As for me, i spent my own indoors so, no much fun :). Today, i have a guest in the house whom you might already know because she has written for us before. So, lets hear what Jane has to tell us today.
Writing is very complicated. It’s not complicated in the sense that it’s hard to learn to write. That’s the easy part and everybody can do it. The difficult part comes with learning to write well. Writing is usually about conveying your inner world through the words so when other people read them, they feel the way you feel. It’s about sending your message across time and space.
It’s a really complex process and doing it well isn’t nearly as simple as some people might lead you to believe. But it’s all really subjective, when you think about it. Some people will like my work, others will hate it. This is one of the aspects you need to ignore if you want to write well. Some people will enjoy your work, and some will not, but you need to remember that you’re writing as much for yourself, as you are writing for them. If you want to learn how to write well, there are a few things you need to know.
Writing well doesn’t really matter
Paradoxical as it may seem, it’s true. It doesn’t matter whether or not you write well. All that matters is that you write. In the beginning, the process of writing much is more important than how well the content is written. By writing a lot, you are exercising the patterns in the language centers of the brain, which means that you become better at it the more you do it.
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So even if you think your work isn’t good, don’t stop writing. It will get better in time, just like everything else. Of course, talent and imagination play an important role, but if you want to learn to write well, I think you’ve already laid the foundations.
Consider your style
But let’s focus on blogging. Writing blog posts is much more different than, say, writing fiction. It’s about what you want to say, as well as how well can you say it. The message you convey is more direct than fiction and there are certain ground rules you need to follow. You need to always be clear in your opinion or thoughts.Preparation is a very important part of blogging. You need to research the subject you’re going to talk about so you know what you’re going to say. And never stop practising. The more you do it, the better you will become.
Consider your readers
Your potential readers have to also be taken into consideration. What sort of people do you want reading your blog? Answering this question is important because it’s invariably connected to your writing style and your subjects of interest. If, for example, you want to have a humorist blog, you need to stick to such a style.
Of course, like I said, not everybody is going to like it, but that’s not really what makes a blog post great. What makes a blog post great is sending a clear message and conveying your thoughts upon your readers. Everything else is just minor details.
Read a lot
If you want to be good at writing, you have to read a lot. The more you read, the wider your lexicon will be and the easier you will be able to express yourself. Reading materials in your chosen niche is excellent, but going beyond it is also a good idea as it will help you diversify. Read what you want to write. Also, read your own works after a while (say, a few months or even years) to see how far you’ve come, what mistakes you were used to making, etc. That’s extremely beneficial.
Take your time. Practice a lot, but don’t write if you don’t feel the mood for it and take your time for every single post. The more you work on it, the better it will be. And finally, don’t doubt yourself.
There you have it all, if you practice all i shared on this post then believe me, you will soon become one of the best writers out there :).
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About the Author
Jane is blogger keen on topics about Internet and writing. She currently works in the support team of Carpet Cleaner London and she loves her job.
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