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The average writers 5 helpful tips

Updated on April 11, 2010

An overview

The Internet is filled with information from anything and everything one can imagine. People from all walks of life log on for many different reasons, for example some people may just love to read while others are creating a thriving business. Other people may just want to talk with and meet new friends. All of these things are great within themselves, but one thing that is a common denominator among all of these is other than video, photo and audio, writing is a major part of communication on the web and even though there are professional writers, there are just as many or more average writers. 

The importance of persistence and patience

The Internet is filled with information from anything and everything one can imagine. People from all walks of life log on for many different reasons, for example some people may just love to read while others are creating a thriving business. Other people may just want to talk with and meet new friends. All of these things are great within themselves, but one thing that is a common denominator among all of these is other than video, photo and audio , writing is a major part of communication on the web and even though there are professional writers, there are just as many or more average writers.

I am no expert by any means but I do have successes as well as failures that I’m learning from. I believe that failures are only stairs that lead to higher places one step at a time if a person continues to learn from them and not quit. Useful tip #1.Be persistent - Many people may think they are terrible writers when in fact they simply are not as good as they can be. Only through persistence and hard work will you discover the writer inside of you. I like to view persistence as a rain drop continually dripping on a rock .

It is impossible for water to make an impression in the rock if it only drips every now and then, but if it continues on a daily basis it will soon make an impression. Writing for the beginner or average writer is like the rain drop trying to make an impression in the Internet world and no one seems to even care or notice your writing, but if you will continue to be persistent you will discover the writer inside of you and begin to make an impression on the web! Useful tip#2. Be Patient – There is a time and a season for everything and your decisions will create your next seasons.


For example if a person decides to make one bad decision and copy someone else’s writing they have now introduced a seasonal period where they must show others that they are reputable, there is possible trouble for plagiarizing and most importantly proving to oneself that there is a writer inside of them. Wasted time must also be recouped. But if good decisions are made in the beginning it will lead to seasons of reward and success. To be patient means to also be consistently the same.

There will be times when you may not feel like writing, but you cannot write only when you feel like it. Even when writers block threatens to block you, you must be consistent. Most people hate waiting in the doctors office, but in the office are magazines, music and other things that create a whole new atmosphere while being patient. When writing, create your daily atmosphere that will inspire creativity and encouragement while waiting on that next great article to come along.

The importance of feedback and research

Useful tip# 3. Research  - As a writer you can never learn enough or feel as though you have arrived. Remember someone knows more than you know and this means there is a wealth of information to be obtained.

Complete Google searches to find helpful information and even visit your local library because you will find helpful information there. Maybe you may have friends who can offer information and on-line there are plenty of capable people willing to offer advice. Learning should be a continual process in your writing career whether your doing it for fun or business. Useful tip #4. –Pay attention and study the responses of people toward your writing - Many times writers become focused on their own opinion as it relates to their writing. What may seem complete to the writer may be incomplete to the reader.

The writer knows what they are trying to convey, but feedback from the readers will give the writer an idea on whether the goal was met or not. There is a vast difference between criticism and constructive criticism. One builds up while the other is meant to tear down so be careful who you allow to speak into your life concerning your writing. Useful tip #5. Read and do read again - After you have written an article it is good to take a break and then come back to get a fresh look because many times you will find mistakes that only getting a fresh look will reveal.

At times I have come back to my writings to find out I didn’t understand what I was trying to say. If the writer doesn’t know what he or she is trying to convey, then surely his readers won’t (smile). It also helps to just read, whether magazines, newspapers, books or other articles because reading helps to increase learning in spelling and grammar and proper punctuation as well as other important things.

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      Camlo De Ville 

      8 years ago from Cologne, Germany

      Yes, persistence is the key. And reading. This helps you develop your own style -- first you emulate, then develop your own.

      I'm also a member of a Writers' Workshop, where I learn more about writing and get good critical assessments of what and how I've written.

      A useful Hub!

      All the best, Camlo

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