How many drafts, notes, and unfinished drafts do you have gathering dust in your cupboards or buried in the back of your mind? In the meantime, these drafts do not allow you to realize yourself as a writer, because about them, except you, no one knows, and that’s a pity.
But if only your relatives and friends could somehow evaluate your early attempts at writing in the past, now we have the internet and social media, which have made the world of creativity fair at the same time. So whatever the subject, whether it’s a game at andar bahar game online or a trip to the park, you’ll find your drive.
Internet justice is that between your success and you, there is more than your firm intention to achieve this success: even if initially not in monetary terms, but the training of your readership. And it will be formed if you write in an exciting way.
Which social networks are more suitable for writing?
So the first thing to do is to have a page on at least one social network.
“Instagram” is not very suitable for developing writing skills because it is designed primarily for beautiful photos. However, it is possible to write charming notes on the images, which will make your account popular at the expense of writing.
When you write for the public, you get likes and comments, which boosts your creativity tremendously. But, of course, sooner or later you will encounter criticism or even the elemental throwing of rotten eggs, and here the main thing is to learn to tolerate everything, ruthlessly eliminating “haters” and in no way in contact with them .
Connecting with readers, especially those you don’t know personally, is a great tool to “get your pen going,” a powerful booster. The main thing here is not to become a “like addict” because your work will necessarily be evaluated differently, even if you are sure of the genius of some and the average of others. So goes the public!
The perfect way to promote yourself as a writer or blogger on the internet is to start your blog site, but more on that here. To start, to “warm up” and without any material expense, it is best to have a page on social networks and to start writing regular posts on various subjects.
It’s normal to write badly.
From “writing badly” to “writing well” there is a bridge of practice, effort and study, without talent or special gift.
Write badly and don’t be afraid of anything. Your first attempts are your “ladders”. But like scales, you should try to play them every day – that’s how “your writing power” develops. Maybe “not a day without a line” is overkill, but the big secret of all successful writers is consistency.
It’s best to set aside the same amount of time every day for your writing, set up a permanent workspace, and plan for (as much as possible) silence. Then constantly sit on the paper or screen and write at least some nonsense about the topic you want to reveal. Don’t give up – and after a while, usually a few minutes, you’ll “walk away” with standard, sane text.
Try to write as simply as you speak. Never try to modify a text before having finished it. It will only distract you. Instead, your most important task is to enter the so-called “flow state,” when the lines are pouring out of you as if they were all on their own. We’ll see how to enter it later, but for now remember that you can only edit when you’re out of this state.
Editing, by the way, is always easier than writing. You can learn the basics of editing in my writing course, it’s simple and easy for everyone, but it dramatically improves the quality of any text.
Generally speaking, the evaluation of a text in terms of quality is somewhat subjective. The only thing that matters is the reaction of the readers. If you’re getting more subscribers, you’re on the right track, so keep going and don’t forget to improve your writing skills regularly.
It is better to write not about what you know but about what is interesting
A big misconception that all newbies have is that they think they can only write about things they know.
Well, that’s complete nonsense. If you’ve read my article on learning to write well, you already know that the main “motive” of any text is fascinating. Note: Not just the reader’s, but yours too!
If you’re good at something and it’s become routine for you, you’ll write in a way that nobody cares about. Your text will have no emotion, curiosity or passion.
So dig where you are interested. This guarantees that you will find something curious or unusual that will attract others. And that’s the main secret to engaging readers and great motivation to keep writing.
Set specific goals and objectives
Another secret to successful writing is having a clear understanding of what you are going to write about. It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a book or posting regularly on your wall or blog. Your entries should have a specific and clear purpose, main idea.
Remember that a diary in a notebook, locked in a desk drawer, and an online diary are fundamentally different. If you’re going to the public, you first need to figure out what will be really interesting for people to read. Descriptions of your daily life and work routine are not appealing to anyone. No annoying smears in texts!
So it’s up to you to find your way of writing by trial and error. Again, your primary marker and yardstick is audience feedback. Readership interest is growing – it’s true, move the same, try new things little by little and watch the reaction closely.
Writing a content plan (writing scheme) and audience analysis
Remember that each platform has its character. Ficbook, for example, is the simpler, slightly “pop” version, where recipes, tips, gossip and all kinds of “fried” stuff go better. Although there are exciting channels for art, books, philosophy, science and nature.
Facebook is more loyal to seriousness, reasoning and writing. You can create separate groups for your art and gather an interested audience on these social networks. And they are already much more positively disposed, and their criticisms are more constructive. But advancing on these platforms is more complex; the distribution is much smaller and there is no such opportunity to make money.
In any case, it is good to start by developing a specific outline by which you will write articles.
For example, you can increase your account in this way:
- Post-life (something about life);
- Post-business (what you do, what interests you, in this post you can link to your products, services, etc.);
- Post-utility (this is where you offer people information they can benefit from – a recipe, a great coffee, a book, a movie, a practice you’ve tried, that sort of thing).
Such topics are sure to find an audience.