Debbie started a book review blog on WordPress; she thought that was the most appropriate niche for her because she was a bibliophile.
In spite of being an ardent reader, Debbie hated writing because it required way more effort than reading a book.
“What did I get myself into?” Debbie asked. “I should have chosen a photography blog; that way I would not have to write anything!”
Debbie sighed aloud and said, “I might as well tell my audience what I thought about the book that I read three hours ago,” and then she began typing with the hopes of her fingers finding the right words — the type of words that would help her readers to visualize her book review.
Numerous People Are Not Fond Of Writing
Like Debbie, there are numerous people who are not fond of writing; the most that they would do in regards to writing would be to add their signature to a birthday card or write a short shopping list.
Writing is one of those things that they rather not do.
But guess what?
People who are not fond of writing can unleash their inner writer.
Change Your Mindset About Writing
The way that a person feels about writing will affect their approach to writing.
If they hate writing, they will shun away from it and if they love writing, they will want to write as often as they can.
So, be open-minded about writing and give it your best shot!
Are you determined to give writing your best shot?
Practice Your Writing
One of the problems is that some people never continued writing extensively after they graduated from school (They became figuratively rusty as a result of not writing for so long).
People who have not written anything in a long time should start small; for example, they can start by writing a few paragraphs in a word processing programme of their choice.
As time goes on, they can gradually increase the number of paragraphs that they write in that word process programme of theirs.
Dear friend, it is common knowledge, that the more that you practice something, is the better you get at it.
Therefore, if you want to get better at writing, practice it regularly.
Put Your Emotions Into Words
Putting your emotions into written words is a lovely way of training yourself to write.
Most of the WordPress bloggers that hated the Block Editor, made it a priority of theirs to let their viewing audience know how they truly felt about having the Classic Editor replaced by the Block Editor (That, my friend, is a perfect example of people putting their emotions into written words).
As a matter of fact, you can put any emotion of yours into written words.
You also have the choice of transforming those written words of yours into a blog post or deleting those written words of yours after you have released those emotions.
You Need To Believe In Your Ability To Write
If you have been practicing your writing for some time, you would have a general idea of what you are capable of.
The truth is that having a strong belief in your ability to write will help you grow as a writer and you will be open-minded to suggestions on how you can improve your writing.
Whereas, you are not going to write anything if you wrongfully convinced yourself about your inability to write articles.
So, my friend, you might as well believe in your ability to write.
Write Stuff That No One But Yourself Is Going To Read
Some writers and bloggers have a fear of being criticized; which prevents them from writing.
In this case, they can write an article that no one but themselves will ever read (They can do that until they are comfortable with the idea of publishing their work online for everyone to see).
One should not allow the fear of criticism to drive themselves away from writing.
Do you ever write stuff that no one but yourself is going to read?
In the old days, people had a diary — a special book that they would write things into — one that was for the gaze of their eyes only (The only way that people found out about the contents of the dairy was when its owner died).
Start Writing Immediately
If you have not developed the habit of writing, you should do it immediately.
Because if you do not start writing immediately, you will end up putting it off for another time (And, that could lead to full-grown procrastination).
So, start writing now!
Read The Books From Your Favourite Authors
Reading the books from your favourite authors will allow you to observe the various writing styles of your favourite authors (Hopefully, that would inspire you to create a writing style of your own).
Some experts have recommended that you should imitate the writing style of your favourite author; I strongly advise against this because as a writer, you would need to develop your own writing voice.
The way that I see it is that we were meant to be unique and not woven into a carbon copy of someone else.
Do keep in mind, that it is your style of writing that is going to set you apart from the other bloggers and writers on the world wide web.
Create A List Of Topics To Write About
Having a list of topics to write about prevents you from looking at a blank screen and wondering to yourself, “Hmm. What the hell am I going to write about today?”
Now, you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out, that having a list of topics in advance, is a timesaver.
Ironically, one must write their list of topics that they intend to write about; which in itself is a form of writing.
Do you ever create a list of topics to write about?
Dear friend, almost anyone can train themselves to write by:
- Being fond of writing.
- Changing their overall mindset of writing.
- Practicing their writing.
- Putting their emotions into words.
- Believing in their ability to write.
- Writing stuff that no one but themselves is going to read.
- Writing immediately.
- Reading books by their favourite authors.
- Creating a list of topics to write about.
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And, thank you for reading!