Are your feelings for the process of writing less than warm? These tips will help you discover your muse and fall in love with writing.
If you belong to the few who like to write – if you enjoy "the finest melody the words make," the rhythm and pace of phrases and sentences, the architectural possibilities of paragraphs – this article is not for you.
It is intended for those who don’t have such warm feelings for writing. For those who experience great anxiety and discouragement every time they have to put some words to paper.
Many people hate writing, especially college or university written assignments for the toil, the anxiety they cause. They are tired of hearing words of ruthless criticism for being "unclear" or "vague" or "wordy” in their writing.
But still, we can’t escape the necessity of writing, unless you choose to turn for help to a freelance writer or assistant. Even people that seem “hopeless” have the possibility of becoming decent writers.
If writing has become an intimidating and unpleasant process for you, you need to learn why it does not deserve such a negative attitude.
Let’s take a look at the more pleasant side of writing and forget about chaotic thoughts, broken sentence structure, and the low marks you’ve received for all your efforts.
Before making a decision that hiring a good freelance writer is the solution to your problems, consider a couple of facts. Writing will help you to grow and develop your potential.
When you write you discover whether you really understand the problem, or think you do, and the very process of writing makes you think, and think a lot.
Your first work may not be perfect but the pride of the accomplishment you feel haven’t written your first article or blog post will make you think twice about hiring someone else to write for you.
When you read the works of successful writers, you’d think that writing comes to them spontaneously and they generate their masterpieces quickly and with no effort at all. In fact, it is quite the opposite.
Beneath the surface there is a hidden history of struggle, false starts and dead ends, incoherent and vague ideas laboriously worked into the clear, lucid text. Not every person involved in freelance writing thought that it would be an easy way to earn a living.
If you’re thinking of getting a freelance writing position, you should know that writing requires determination and the persistence not to quit a job right in the middle of the process, especially when nothing seems to be going right.
Learning excellent writing skills, like any craft, is the result of training, practice, and persistence. That may sound discouraging, but it can also encourage you to work harder.
If you persist, if you work, if you’re willing to learn new skills, you will become a good writer, an exceptional writer, able to express your thoughts with elegance and clarity.
Over the long term, the best thing you can do to become a better writer is to read a lot and develop your writing skills and style. Above all, just read, read, read.
Read stories, newspaper and magazine articles, novels, poetry, email, blogs, magazine ads, cornflakes boxes, movie reviews, and freelance writing samples, anything you can get your hands on.
You'll discover lots of excellent writing - and lots of revolting writing too – and once you have a bit of a critical eye, you can learn useful lessons from everything you come across.
Learn to just take pleasure in playing with words. Finally, write for yourself – write to reflect, write to learn, and write to become a wiser and better person.