Have you ever spent hours on the internet on how to be a successful writer ? Yes. Then this is just the right post for you.
You can find hundreds of lengthy and tangential articles all over the internet on this one. For someone like me who has never written before, posting a new content every week is a challenge.
I strongly believe there are two types of people who always succeed-
2. Hard working.
But in writing, covering up flaws can keep us from success. Writing weaknesses are normal. We all have them. But it’s okay, because each of us is on the same journey, and there is no finish line–no point we reach where we’re “good enough.” Regardless of how adept we become at writing, there will always be room to grow
– via writers helping writers.
Here are a few tips that helped me grow as a writer –
1. Make a diary for new words. I read books, articles or watch movies, if I like a particular word or I don’t know the meaning of it, I immediately write it down. I read it later. And just like that it gets imprinted in my brain!
2. Read even if it’s one article or one page everyday. Right now I’m reading Between Night and Morn by Kahlil Gibran with my vocabulary diary beside me. All good writers are voracious readers !
3. Keep experimenting with your work. Write every day or write at least thrice a week, even if you don’t get them published, even if it’s just a paragraph. The more you write, the better. Practice puts brain into your muscles. Regularly writing will give you confidence and boost the flow of words. Never forget, You are your strongest contender !
4. Don’t feel offended or disparaged if someone points out your mistakes. When I started this blog, it was my second or third article, my good friend Sreya Mazumder, who is a well-established sports blogger told me that there has to be a space after every comma. And this was probably the most important advice anyone in blogosphere ever gave me. It changed a lot of things. You can read her latest work by clicking here.
It may sound silly that I didn’t know it, but nobody knows it all. And that’s how we grow! By acknowledging who and what we are and fixing our short comings.
5. Don’t expect to make an impact in just a few days. There are many successful writers who wrote for their entire lives before getting a book published !
Turn your wounds into wisdom. Never be too full of yourself. There is always scope for improvement.