Everywhere, there is tons and tons of information out there, online and offline; you need to be marvelous in your writing in order to get the readers’ attention and their appreciation for your writing.
Here are 6 writing tips that will help young and new writers, like you and me, to write outstandingly well in the saturated writers market.
Tip #1. Just Write Something Each Day
Everyday, if you feel like writing, just write it. It can be on any topics you like. You have to get used to writing and making it a habit and part of your living lifestyle. Don’t worry about that imaginary mental block everyone is talking about, just relax and keep on writing.
Tip #2. Set a Specific Goal
Be specific of what you are going to achieve from your writing. There should be a purpose for it. If you are a professional marketer, you goal is probably to be perceived as an expert in your own industry. Work towards that goal, continue to write and you will definitely see yourself being an expert in your niche soon.
To set you on the momentum to write, you should set daily goals such as the number of words you going to write each day.Stephen King, author of countless fictional books with thickness per book that is nearly the size of a pocket dictionary; in one of his interviews, he said that he will make it a habit to write 2000 words each day. Eventually, his daily 2000 words essays become great story books worldwide where some of them are written to become great Hollywood blockbuster movies.
Tip #3 Always Edit Last
Let that writing flow. Don’t let your inner critic control your creativity. Refrain from checking and editing every single line that you write for grammar or spelling mistakes. If you edit every sentence or words you typed, you will take a longer time to complete and you may lose the interest to write eventually. You need to overcome that fear of making mistakes in your writing.
You only edit when you finish the whole article. Follow rule #1, keep on writing and edit last.
Tip #4 Always Think of Your Readers
As you write, think of your readers, what do they feel when they read your article? Is it easy to read, interesting and helpful to them? Use simple words and graphics to paint the pictures in your readers’ mind. Make use of paragraphs for easy reading, you don’t have to save on these.
Be willing to share with your readers your insights and opinions. So long your article makes sense to them, they will definitely look forward for your next article or book.
Tip #5 Be Objective, Not Egoistic
When you state your opinions, try to be very objective. Do not be biased towards any competitors, products, people or brands; write as if you are writing for your industry. Write in a helicopter point of view. Refrain from writing in a way such that you are obviously trying to sell something away. Try not to “over-sell” your brand too much on your articles or bad-mouthing your competitors’ brands.
Eat a humble pie, don’t write as if you are the best guru in the world than anyone else. You have nothing to lose if you admit that there is someone out there who may be better or smarter than you on certain things. Learn to be humble, learn from the good writers today, be objective and be fair.
Readers are like your best friends and friends like to be around with humble and not snobbish friends.
Tip #6 Test the Market First
Hold your horses, especially if you are thinking of publishing your own book immediately; you may need to test the market first. You can start writing small length essays on topics related to your interest and expertise and then publish them on the internet. Tweet your manuscripts to your twitter followers and share them with your Facebook friends.
Collate the numbers of responses, comments, re-tweets and feedback on your topics. The best one should be the title to be considered for your book project. This is because you will know beforehand realistically, that there is a market for your book if it is written around this popular topic you tested. Chances of you becoming a bestseller author will be higher in this way.
By understanding your readers, connecting with them, write from their point of view and continue to improve on your writing skills; you will definitely have a group of great people who appreciate you work and writing in time.