We all have the ability to write, some have just had more practice than others.
The bottom line is this: You CAN write!
You, yes you, the one reading this!
“No Matt, I don’t have that creative spark, besides I write slow… I could never make a career out of online writing.”
I reject that statement and I instead submit my own:
There are tons of ways to hone your writing skills and help you find the pace that leads to writing success. Whether you’re a writer now or you want to become one, today’s Writer’s Guide to Success will have something for everyone!
Here’s the road map for today (quick links):
The Ultimate Writer’s Guide to Success (Infographic)
Today’s infographic is focused on making you the best writer you can be. Check out the amazing topics it covers:
- How to Speed Up Your Writing
- Finding Inspiration
- How to Form Amazing Writing Habits
- Tools and Apps Every Writer Needs
- How to Write SEO Friendly Content For Google
Check out the infographic below and don’t forget to share it with your fellow writers!
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How Do I Know If I’m a Writer? 10 Telltale Signs
I’ll admit, there are people out there who aren’t writers, either because they don’t want to be, or they think it’s a cool idea, but don’t have the drive to become one through hard work because it’s not something they’re passionate about.
If you’re here, that means there’s a part of you that knows you want to be a writer, but you’re not sure if you’ve got what it takes. I’m here to tell you that you do, and
I’m here to tell you that you do, and here’s 10 signs that you’ve got a bad case of the writer gene:
1. You Own Tons of Books You’ve Never Read (But You Bought Them Anyway Hoping You’d Find Time)
2. Nothing is More Exciting to You Than a Fancy Vocabulary
3. You Have an Unhealthy Obsession With Coffee
4. Your Dream Career Involves Working From Home in Your PJ’s.
5. You Would Rather Solve Conflicts With an Email or Letter Than in Person.
6. People Refuse to Play Word Games Like Scrabble With You Because You Always Win
7. You Drive People Nuts by Predicting Twists and Endings For TV and Movies
8. You Absolutely Hate Editing
9. You Can’t Help But Listen To Other People’s Conversations (In The Hopes They’ll Give You An Idea)
10. You’ve Considered Purchasing a Typewriter More Than Once
To some of us, these will be jokes, but to others they will be a revelation. Either way, if at least one of these caught your eye, read on to learn the ultimate ways of honing you new found skills.
5 Ways To Become a Better Writer
We all want to be a better writer.
Wanting to be a better writer and actually putting in place good habits that will help you be a better writer are entirely different things.
When I first started out, I was nowhere near polished.
I’ve worked diligently and meticulously over these years and I’ve finally found what works.
Now that you’ve read all about the ways to become successful as a writer, it’s time to discover the ways that you can hone your craft and make everything you put on paper shimmer like gold.
1. Keep it Simple
There’s a quote from Einstein that I love:
“If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
2. Never Force Yourself to Write
Repeat after me: “I will never write my best if I force it.”
It’s true. Think about how often you’ve come up with an awesome idea while taking a shower.
Try listening to ambient music, lighting a scented candle, or take a quick walk around the house/office.
Relaxing and chilling out allows your body to release a rush of dopamine which fuels those moments of pure inspiration!
It was also help you stay away from critical errors.
3. Use These Seven Words
If you want someone to do something as part of your call to action or as part of a how-to-guide, use these seven powerful words:
“All I need from you right now.”
Say this and you’ll not only have their attention, but you’ll also prepare them to take whatever steps you need from them.
4. Read Your Writing Out Loud
This is an important, but often overlooked step. We always say that you should write for people, not search engines, but how do you know the difference?
5. Understand Your Motivation
Ask yourself “Why am I writing this?” Who is it for, and what’s the point?
I don’t mean that in a negative way, but if you know why you’re there and what your purpose is, you’ll find that coming up with ideas and motivation is much, much easier.
Figure out why you’re writing, what you want to get out of it, and what you want people to do with the information you give them.
There’s no magical secret behind great writing. It comes with plenty of hard work and the right attitude. This writer’s guide will help you focus and hone your skills, plus it will give you plenty of advice to improve your productivity in the process.
Don’t forget to share the infographic and offer your own writing tips in the comments below!