#6 Major Tips to Writing You Always Ignored (L E S B I D)
# 1 (I = Ideas) Getting Ideas and Saving Them:
The flow of new ideas is not certain. It might come with cranky talks with your close friends, planned brainstorming or while reading a book. The more relaxed you are, the more creative you become and the busier you are the more active is your brain. Sitting alone in the park or public is not only the ultimate source of getting new ideas.
There could be instances that the best idea sparked on you while you were in the toilet seat, or in-shower anyway. But it could also be when you are having a candlelight dinner with your spouse. It is because your mind was relaxed at the moment. But prolonged inactivity constricts the mind’s ability to think. Science believes that we get newer and greater ideas when the mind is relaxed and at peace.
But the thing is that you should be able to comprehend it and make a note immediately. A few lines or words at these moments can help you gather a million words later.
# 2 (D = Draft) Writing (Draft) = practice ≠ perfection
Like an artist who shapes his masterpiece for minute details, most of the beginners start shaping up their opening lines. But neither the artist achieves perfection, nor the writer ever. Don’t wait for hours to make a perfect starting phrase. Believe me, that you will get more ideas and words once you write beyond the fourth sentence.
It is a common problem that writers spend hours writing the first sentence as if it’s the only thing to write. But it is good, to begin with, easy flow and not overthink on how to sound perfect. You should not start shaping and polishing the words until you have written your first draft. Give your ideas the flow of simple words, and do not worry about if it sounds coarse. Words don’t get arranged automatically and spontaneously in the first attempt. Everybody polishes their creations, but only after you have the gist. Even the best writers work in bits to bring the whole picture ready.
After the first draft; a frame of words has been written. Then take your time to express the information and arrange it accordingly so that the article gets interesting to read.
# 3 (B = Belief) Believe in your idea
.Convince yourself first on what you are writing. You cannot passionately write what you don’t believe at all. If you are not convinced of something, you surely cannot convince others. Search, find, read about the idea (if available) and talk with people to convince that your idea is something different from others, and don’t be afraid of what others have to say about it. It’s your brain, and you nobody else has it equal to you.
# 4 (S = Schedule) Schedule your task
Keep in mind that you are not allowed to write a thing forever, expect it’s a novel. So, set your deadlines. Your goal is to finish it as early as possible. Keeping track of time, on when you plan to publish your writing. If you plan to publish it every Sunday, make sure you get it ready by then. Many authors, keep a pile of unfinished tasks, which is a poisonous habit. Successful people say that failure comes from two habits — First- too many plans and no work and second — too much work and no plans. So just make sure that you do a little work while you plan it. Furthermore, targeting your goal helps you achieve it more easily. Being regular is the key to building a fan base.
# 5 (L =Learn) Learn and Dig deeper
Find information, facts, and figures and look for in-depth details, don’t just hit the corners. With the first draft, written you get the idea on what more can be incorporated in your article to make it stand out. Articles with numerical figures, expressions, quotes, and realistic images are more read-ready and give a sense of completeness. Give out the information enough to cover up the title of your story.
But be cautious not to put everything within your few hundred words. For example: In the title “ Device to track Lions movement has a Serious flaw, What is that? “
You might want to include the device and how it works. You might also want to include where the error is in the device and how it affects the reading. But a statistical table on the movement of Lions over a year might not be essential. Also, the demographics of the Lion population and its associated dangers can be much reduced.
# 6 (E = Edison) Remember Edison: Don’t get beaten:
And finally the most important thing — Many authors get beaten; lose their writing spirit when they don’t receive enough views or response on their first story. Stats show over 80% of authors get beaten by this concept and can never set their pen on the paper again. It has to be understood that writing is a progressive process, and you learn with your persistence. I recommend you to read this Thomas Alba Edison’s words when you feel like giving up.
Let me simplify it for you. It means that the feeling that you have — to never be able to write comes only because you have already done it halfway. And you should not be discouraged with half of the success already in your hand. The remaining is harder to make, but worth making. Edison never gave up his belief, and he ended up with the glory. Believe that you too can.
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