How To Become A Successful Writer

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Amita Bux
May 01, 2019   •  55 views
"Words really matter. Your words (what you say) and style (how you say it) are your most cherished (and undervalued) assets"

There are basically two categories of people,firstly those who think they can write, and secondly those who think they can’t. And,often they both are wrong.The truth is, most of us fall somewhere in the middle. We are all capable of producing good writing. Or, at least an averagewriting.

Writing is a field that requires more attention to the words and thoughts than any other. To pursue a career in writing is not difficult, however, making a distinct identity of your writing style and thought process and putting it across is a Herculean task.

English novelist,George Orwell said the “scrupulous writer” will ask himself at least four questions in every sentence: “What am I trying to say? What words will express it? What image or idiom will make it clearer? Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? And he or she will probably ask himself two more: Could I put it more shortly? Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?”

The content of the writer should be readily understandable. Clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible. Assume the reader knows nothing. But don't assume the reader is stupid.

Writing is'artistic'.You should always think of writing as a craft. Writing amazing words doesn’t make you a good writer.Moving people makes you a good writer.Entertaining,educating and inspiring people makes you a good writer.

Hence, a good writer should always be able to create a magic in his words.Write in such a way that your readers feel like they're in the scene themselves. Every word of your writing should be like a chapter of their lives. If your writing isn't descriptive and well written then it doesn't particularly make yourself stand out from other people in your class.However, by all means, do not go overboard and make your writing flowery.

Conclusion - To be great at writing, you must write every day.Consistency is the key of becoming a successful writer.Some writers just want to use their writing as an outlet for their personal lives, while others want to be famous for their writing.

Whichever way you see yourself as a writer, the foremost thing is to show up and do the work.Thus, success will only come with determination and dedication.

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Roshan Fathima  •  1y  •  Reply
Great!
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Sm Wakil  •  2y  •  Reply
Good
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Nehemiah Bagh  •  2y  •  Reply
Very nice
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Ashish Bux  •  2y  •  Reply
To the point and intriguing !
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Mohit Bux  •  2y  •  Reply
Yes exactly👈