Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Be a Better Writer - Here's How!

I'm extremely fond of the saying, "Writers write" and while that's totally true, its simplicity sometimes escapes many wannabes and new authors. They seek out the magic chicken they can wave over their keyboard to make it come to life all by itself.

I have to stop laughing. For a minute there I was picturing it like a scene out of Disney's original Fantasia with the walking broomsticks escorted by walking keyboards and fully-plucked, headless chickens flying overhead. Not a funny scene unless drawn by Disney.

Back to today's tip: how to be a better writer? Well this isn't a magic chicken and there's no secret way to bring your keyboard to life by itself but there are 10 steps you can follow that will improve your writing. Guaranteed. Disclaimer: I didn't author this list. I ganked it from CopyBlogger's Brian Clark, and then wordsmithed a couple of places to make it visually-formatted more smoothly. In fact, it is now shaped much like the lop-sided bell curve arc of a well-plotted storyline with the peak at the 80-90% mark ^_^
  1. Write.
  2. Write more.
  3. Write even more.
  4. Write even more than that.
  5. Write when you don’t want to.
  6. Write when you do want to.
  7. Write when you have something to say.
  8. Write when you have nothing to say.
  9. Write every single day.
  10. Keep writing.


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