Writing Tips By Joining Writing Contests In Improving Your Skills As A Writer

Introduction

Have you tried joining writing contest? There are so many benefits why you should join writing contests and this will definitely improve your skills in writing. As mentioned in previous articles, there are other resources on how you can improve your writing and this is one of the best ways on how to improve your writing. In this article, I will be providing useful benefits and I hope this will encourage you to join writing contests.

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Effort

Joining writing contests gives you the drive to bring out your best since you are really motivated to win. It brings out the fullest of your effort and this makes you more productive. Great productivity is equivalent to creativity. As a writer, you need to have creativity when it comes to writing. This is the source of originality when content is the core topic of everything. Make it a habit that you bring out your best effort not just in writing contest but every time you write something. Imagine that you are always in a writing contest so you can put your best effort in the thing you love most which is writing.

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Confidence

By joining writing contests, you gain a lot of confidence. This allows you to be at ease when it comes to writing. Writing will be easy as breathing if you are confident enough with your skills. By having enough confidence as a writer, writing will be easy enough for you without hesitating about your work. Once you don’t have hesitation in your work, everything will follow especially feedback coming from people who can improve your work. The barrier between creating your work is lack of self confidence in the things that you do and this allows writers not to continue and publish their work. We will find no purpose in our work if we cannot publish or show it to anybody.

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Recognition

In the event that you win in writing contests, you will be recognized as a great writer. On top of that, more people will read your work. Recognition cannot be attained just by winning. In the event that you still lose but people find that your work is good, people will still recognize you as a great writer. It just happened that the person who beat you in the contest is more skilled and more experienced compared to you but over time you will be able to beat that competitor and prove how great your work is.

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Opportunity

Joining writing contests gives you the opportunity to publish your work. You can showcase your talent to everyone. With a showcase of your talent, you might even entice people to hire you as one of their writers especially for news firms and magazine companies. Joining writing contest also gives you the opportunity to learn great things from other writers which can definitely improve your skills in writing. Best of all, you get the opportunity of earning money if you win writing contest. You also get the opportunity to be recognized as a great writer.

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Self-improvement

Writers learn from each other through healthy competition. Every one learns from the other especially when it comes to styles and techniques to enhance one’s skill in writing. You also gain friends who can be your writing buddies that can help you out in improving your skills in the future. Writing contests is a good spot on where you can build or join writing groups. As mentioned in previous tips, writing groups is one of the other sources where you can enhance your skills in writing.

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Experience

By joining writing contests, you gain a lot of experience making you more tenured in the field of your interest which is writing. By having a lot of experience, you get to know the right things to do in your work. The more experienced you are, the more confident you will become and as mentioned earlier, confidence makes it easier for writers to do their work. Experience is also the best teacher. Meaning you can never go wrong by banking on your experience.

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Prize

Aside from getting non tangible benefits, you can also get physical rewards such as prizes. Most writers nowadays find writing very rewarding and a good example of this is through online article directories. Some article directories provide internal contest for their members and rewards is through monetary means. This is another reason why people are into writing nowadays because they get monetary rewards. In the event that they don’t win contests, they still get monetary prizes through Google Adsense. I’ am not saying that being a writer for monetary purposes is bad. It is actually a good idea since you get to enjoy writing while making money out of your vocation or hobby.

Conclusion

There are so many things that a writer can benefit from joining writing contests. Whether the contest is for article creation, story making or other writing genres benefits will still be the same. As a writer, you can also come up with your own list of benefits by joining writing contests and it would be your option if you create an article of your own to help fellow writers especially the new ones.

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