Category: Creative writing

Smart writing tips for writers and bloggers

Smart writing tips

Smart writing tips

You are smarter than the people that surround you. You want to learn writing because you want to blog, write a novel or do content marketing. But you have failed to draw the attention of your reader. It is so frustrating. I know it because I have gone through that stage.

 

We all writers share some common dreams. We want to touch the heart of our readers and to get famous, financially successful. But most of the writer’s don’t even make $1000 a year! That is harsh. But that can be changed. How?
Write good or die!

Writing good is hard. As the competition in the writing world is high there is more demand to improve writing standard constantly. Therefore, I have compiled below some smart writing tips to help you improve your writing.

 

 

Smart writing tips

Smart writing tips

Personalize your writing:

I know that most content marketer out there will tell you to not say a single word about yourself or how do you feel. But does the readers love to read same boring contents every time? I don’t think so. People love to get personal. They want to know your perspective on a certain thing.
Put some of your own delicacies into your writing. People will relate to you sooner or later.

 

 

 

Write, write, write and write some more:

What does a writer do? Writer writes. This is so simple. The more you write more you will learn, develop your writing style, less will be writer’s block and procrastination.

This is the most important smart writing tips I want to share with you. You want to become a famous and successful writer? Then write every day, all the time when you are not doing other things.

 

 

Smart writing tips

Smart writing tips

Read and learn:

Read when you do not write. Reading is the foundation of writing. The more you read, the more you learn. You will come to the contact of great and famous writers through their writings. You will know their writing style and can learn it. Sometimes it is good to copy them until you develop your own.

Reading is so important that some great writers even say, “if you don’t have time to read then you don’t have the time to write.” It is clear that if you want to write well and influence people then you must read.

 

 

 

Write simple words:

Do you think people love to read big words and complex sentences? If you think yes, then you are wrong. Everyone loves to read simple words and simple sentences.

Write simple sentences in the present tense. Simple is more effective. It directly enters the reader’s mind and heart.

 

 

 

Write to the point:

Write your sentences to the point. There is no need to exaggerate when you can say your word in a few words. So make your sentences short. Short sentences are easy to understand and grasp.

To the point writing also means to write in active voice. People don’t like to read passive sentences too often.

Example:
Active voice= “The hunter killed the lion.”
Passive voice=“The lion was killed by the hunter.”

Write short paragraphs:

People are going more impatient these days. Why? It is due to the internet, social media, and less time for leisure. What is the impact of it on human behavior?

They became less patient. They want to read short paragraphs.

Break your paragraphs into many short ones. Put some useful pictures in between it.

 

 

 

Don’t repeat:

Repeating words and phrases, again and again, is boring. It will show you as an ignorant.

When you repeat the same words, again and again, your text becomes bored and uninteresting. Because of it readers will either stop reading your text or go to sleep.

See, I have already bored you.

 

 

 

Edit harshly:

Be a critic of yourself. Edit your work harshly. It is not easy to be strict on self, but it is necessary. Edit several times by yourself.

If you have some trusted friends then forward your text to them to edit.

There is another simple but effective way to edit your text. Read the text backward. Reading the text backward can show you the hidden and unexpected errors.

Write for the world:

English is a global language. Most of the people in the world understand and can read English. But not everyone is an expert. Therefore, it is better to keep your writings easy to understand. How do you find that you are writing is understand by the non-English speaking peoples?

 

Show your writing to someone from the non-English speaking country. If he or she understand it then you are good to go ahead.

 

 

 

Plan your text:

 

Planning is essential in writing. Whether you are writing a novel, short story or content for your blog, planning gives you the framework ready to work on. You can write down the plan in a notebook, computer or simply plan it in your mind.

Planning is the half work done. It saves time and structures your thought. And you will have to work less to polish your text after you have planned everything.

 

Learn correct grammar:

Correct grammar is the cherry on the top of a cake. If your grammar is not correct your writing will lack the ability to convey the correct meaning.

I recommend the book “The Elements of Style” written by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White to keep beside you. This small but valuable book is one of the most comprehensive resources to use correct grammar and other useful topics.

 

 

 

Be unique and innovative:

The world is full of mediocre people and works. Nobody cares about them. If you want to be different from the herd then you have to act differently. Do not be a copy-cat.

Use your inner intuition to be unique. And try to innovate new ideas and ways. Lead the world, show a new path.

 

 

 

Research your work:

People love to read data and percentage. Our brain is so used to it that when it sees data and percentage it believes them as authentic. Use this strategy in your writing to empower it.

Research your work thoroughly, and people will love it and believe in it.

These are the few smart writing tips for you to improve your writing. How did you find it? Please share if you have any smart writing tips in your mind.

 

Comment below with your suggestions. And don’t forget to like and share with your family and friends.

 

 

writing your first book: Tips and techniques

writer, writing

writer, writing

We all have a story inside us. And every story is unique of its own. Therefore, we all can become author and write books. But if you do not love writing, probably you are not going to write a book because writing is hard. It is a very time-consuming and less rewarding in the short run.

But I know that you have the gut and patience to write your first book. And if you find happiness, entertainment writing then you may become a professional writer one day.

Here are 10 tips and techniques to write your first book.

 

 

 

Write:

 

My first tips for you to ‘Write’. Write anything which comes to your mind. If you think it is shit then write shit everyday. No matter what you know or no nothing, write nothing. This is the basic rule of writing a book. You won’t ever going to have perfect words to write, thoughts that sparkle you at the beginning. Therefore, you have to write your bogus ideas and thoughts. After writing for certain time and trials your original ideas will start to come out. And soon you will be writing from your heart and you will get fun and happiness.



 

 

 

 

Get up early:

This is very easy said than done. Because it is not always easy to wake up early in the morning in these days. The internet and social media is getting so much importance in our life that we can’t go to bed early enough to get up early. But if we able to then it can cause wonders for us.

In the morning our brain is fresh and clear of any unnecessary activities. If we can sit down and write down for two or more hours then our productivity will tremendously increase. Therefore, jot down some words while your brain is half asleep and your editor is not fully awake.

 

 

 

Read:

Reading is the base for writing. Read as much as you can. Read the great and canonical authors to get idea about great literature. You will get ideas while reading, technique to write, different forms and structures will be acquired by you. Therefore, first read a lot, read voraciously, extensively.



 

 

 

 

Take Notes:

 

Don’t just read, also take notes. Carry a notebook, cards, pocket diary, smartphone equipped with note taking app is a must. You will have to write while reading because no one can remember everything. If you jot down the important points you have read then your learning graph will increase. When you write then those things are stored in your permanent memory.

You will get another benefit carrying a notebook with you. Ideas tend to come at unexpected moments. If you don’t catch them and write in a journal, app it is lost forever. Therefore, to take your writing to the next level take notes and carry a writing device all the time with you.

 

 

 

 

 

Stop writers block and  Procrastination:

 

Writers block and procrastination is the single most enemy of the writers.

To curb out writers block you have to stop writing and concentrate in reading. Read all the different topics you like, interesting  and find useful. Go for a short vacation, leave your house and take a long walk to the meadows. Start writing when your interest returns.

To curb procrastination you have to exercise, meditate regularly in the morning. It will energize you physically and mentally. Your mental capacity to beat procrastination will increase. Also switch off the television, internet and porn. Focus towards writing and better wonder will happen.



 

 

 

 

Set a word count goal for everyday:

Writers world is different everyday. Sometimes we feel very energetic and enthusiastic and can write much more fluently. And in some other days it is very difficult to put down some words in page or screen. It is normal because we all are human and we have our ups and downs.

But if you want to excel in writing then keep a goal of word count for every day and stick to the schedule strictly. Stephen king, have a goal of 2000 words per day, even birthdays and christmas. If you don’t have any goals then you won’t achieve anything as you are floating in vacuum. Keep your own goal and follow it without failing.

 

 

 

 

Trust your intuition:

 

As we already know that every human being is different from each other so is the process of writing. Choose your own path. Follow your intuition while writing. You may not be following your planned plot, style while writing. It may lead to another place or style. So, let be it. Go with your unique ideas and creativity.



 

 

 

 

Scrivener:

It is a wonderful software dedicated to writing. Scrivener is also a publishing tool and has some useful productivity tools.

 

There is provision to set your project target, say 1,00000 words, for example. And also the session target for example: 2000 words.

To increase focus there is a compose mode where the screen is totally piece of a blank paper.

 

 

 

Enjoy the process:

There is no need to continue to write if you don’t enjoy. Creativity is hard and painful if you have no interest in it.

When you enjoy the process then your audience will also enjoy it. It shows in your writing.

Try to write by showing the audience the funny part. Funny part means not to write jokes. When you fill your writings with silly jokes, the people will skip that and soon you will follow the path.

 

 

 

Observe your surroundings:

We live in this wonderful world filled with nice people. They are different in color, creed, shape and size. Their behavior, way of living differs from each other. Observe all of them carefully. You will give an insightful story or plot to write.

And socializing more is helpful. You will watch their life and behavior. And then it is more easy and fruitful to embed them in your writing as characters.

 

 

 

How do you find these 10 tips and techniques to write your first book? Do you have any question? Feel free to add your suggeations.


What 10 things you can do right now to become better writer


success in life

success in life

 

If you really want to be successful in life then you have to act. You can’t just sit idle and hope for success. Create it and earn it. Here are the ten things which I found very helpful for me to achieve success in life. It will be immensely helpful for you also.

 

Wake up early in the morning before the sunrise: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We have heard the proverb ‘Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,’ but never follows it. But it is really very important to wake up early. When you wake up early you have more time to do things. That means you become productive. Your ability to take decision will increase. You can be able to adapt to a situation and problem-solving along with analytic ability will increase. And you will also be benefited by the early sunshine which provides vitamin D.

 

The better part is that you will remain active, energetic whole day and achieve more success in every field of your life. Positivity enters into your life and it becomes happier studies found when you wake up early in the morning. And when you make it your daily habit then your internal cycle improves and you can sleep soundly.

 



Exercise regularly.

 

                                                                                          Exercise is the fundamental need for your body. And in a sound body lives a sound mind. I don’t care what you do, how you do but you have to exercise regularly no matter what. Physical exercise is a mood swinger. It increases your physical strength and ability to work hard. It adds up more years to your life. It prevents diabetes, heart attack, cancer and many more diseases. It is very useful to loose your excess weight and to maintain the ideal weight for your body.

 

 

 

Practice meditation and Pranayama every day:

 

Go to a park or a field with a clean and green atmosphere. Choose a quiet place facing the sun. If the time is morning it is better. Bring a sitting mat with you. After you have done morning exercise, take your place and sit down straight. First, do pranayama for ten minutes. It will open your blocks and you will get more oxygen. Then it is time for meditation. Concentrate on your breath. Inhale and exhale slowly. Do not worry it will improve as the days pass by.

 

 

 

Find your passion and work on it to make it your ultimate goal:

 

If you have not found your passion then work on it. Finding your passion means deciding what you would do for rest of your life. How to find your passion? Think of what you like to do and make a list of it. No matter what comes to your mind, just jot it down. Then read the list carefully several times. Now cut the points which you do monthly. After that cut the points which you do weekly and occasionally.

 

Now you should have the points which you do every day. Carry on doing that thing every day and forget about those you have cut down. Continue to do the things which you enjoy doing regularly. If it is more than one thing, it’s all right. Eventually, you will find the particular thing you are really passionate about. Then stick to it together in your whole life and make a career out of it. Then you would have to never work again.

 



 

Read every day as much as possible:  

 

   Reading was the, is the and will be the most important way to learn. The more you read your intelligent and understanding will increase. You can be able to tap the vast knowledge the book has to offer. BThe benefit will be yours  from those who set foot on earth before you and were very wise.                                  Some of the other benefits of reading are.

 

a) It calm down our mind and keeps away stress and tension.

 

b) Increases your creativity as reading provokes us to think.

 

c) It spikes your vocabulary, sentence structure and even your thought process.

 

 

Write.

 

All the time if you are in writing business and at least keep a journal if you are in other field. Writing is the most powerful way to express ourself. We can write from our heart and can tell the things which we hesitate to tell with our mouth. By writing we come closer to can understand more properly our true self.                                                         

                                                                                                 If you are already a good, successful writer then you have perfected the craft. You should write as much as you could at the beginning. Do not hesitate to make your words out there. Let people think, gossip whatever they like. So not care to the negative points and praise the positive ones.                                                                        

                                                                                                 And if you are not a writer then also you have to write. Write a journal to record your daily activities. Write down your goals and achievements. It will help you to track your progress. The direction which you are going and is it good for you or not.

success in life

success in life

 

Maintain a to-do list:

 

To do list is a must in this world of all type of distractions. You wish to read, learn new things and sometimes want to work out that project to finish it. But you find yourself searching videos. Chatting in facebook and whatsapp. It is really hard to stick to your thing. So, what to do? A list for you to do your things everyday will do the trick. No matter what distractions come along your way read your to do list every hour or so. Make it an everlasting habit and you will never procrastinate things.

 

 



 

Pray every morning and evening:

Whether you believe in God or not it does not matter. Pray everyday in the morning and in the evening. Praying keeps your mind out of stress and anxieties. It slowly gives you self-confidence. You will become better person and a successful human.

 

 

 

Be persistent and never back down:

 

Do you know you can be broken and defeated. No great achievers in this world have not ever failed. They do. And they fail more than anyone else and so they become ao much successful.

If the world knocks you down don’t be afraid. Wake up instantly. Do it again and again. Remember that something which does not kills us makes us stronger.

 

 

 

Last but not the least. Be kind to yourself and others:

 

 

Kindness is divine. First off all be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for your wrong doings and don’t be hard on yourself. If you push so much sooner or later you are going to break.

Kind to other means to everything in this universe from a tiny animal to the nature and its elements. You are in this world for some mission. And everything in this world should benefited by your mission. Therefore keep every species within your kind hand.

 

Conclusion:

Here are the 10 things which will surely bring you success in life. Do not just read and forget. Make them your daily habit and you will find yourself in a fantastic position in your life. Comment if you have any query and share with your friends and family.



How can you study anything with concentration?

Concentration

Concentration

It is not easy for everyone to study anything with concentration. But humans don’t like easy things, you know.

To study with concentration you have to develop concentration in yourself. And to develop deep concentration you have to meditate everyday. Meditation is the best way to develop concentration and patience. These two things are most essential for you to succeed.

Try to wake up in the morning and go to an open field or garden. Do some physical exercises like walking, jogging and stretching. Physical exercise is vital for you to open your mind and keep healthy. After all a sound body will have a sound mind. After that meditate for five minutes in the beginning days and increase the time length gradually.

Now you are set to study everything with concentration but one thing. Keep positive thinking. Believe that everything you are studying will benefit you in the long run. And it does. You can’t believe that the questions I read and answered in facebook groups came in the state civil service prelims! And I cleared it. You would never know when something will have implications. Perhaps you have heard the proverb “Where there is the work of a needle, what can you do with a sword?”

Keep the bigger picture in your mind. Think and feel that it will help you to your ultimate goal. Focus on the prize, skill, knowledge you want to acquire and study with zeal and enthusiast.