Expose It to Different People

Expose It to Different People

Feedback is very important. Having someone read over your writing can highlight issues like typos or grammatical issues,  and help you to clean up your work.

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Six Strategies That Have Quickly Improved My Writing

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Pay Attention and Take Notes

Taking copious notes prevents you from forgetting things and saves you the time you would spend searching for it again.

Whether you have a notebook handy or an app to capture something digitally, keeping track of quotes, books you've read, phrases and words you like, interesting concepts, and ideas you have is worth the effort.

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New Formats And Structures

Writing in different styles and formats lets you find and hone aspects that apply to multiple formats. You also get to exercise your skills as the writing won’t come as easily as it would if you were writing in the style you’re comfortable with.

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David McCullough

"There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing."

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Read (And Do) More Widely

The wider the information and experiences you have, the more chances you have to generate new, creative ideas or come up with interesting angles for what you want to write about.

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Experiment with New Formats

New formats are exciting and scary, and definitely worth doing if you want to stretch your writing muscle.

Try new kinds of content (articles, opinions, announcements, etc.) and play with different formats, to see what works best (images usually make a post more interesting, regardless of format).

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Get a Lot Of Feedback

Having feedback can help you spot issues you tend to overlook. Also an uninvolved opinion also prevents you from investing on something that is bad because you are emotionally attached to it.

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Experiment With New Methods

Experimenting with different technologies, methods, environments, and schedules is really helpful in determining what works and what doesn't and can increase your efficiency.

Researching, note-taking, brainstorming, outlining, and drafting are particularly useful for the initial phase of writing. 

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More Practice, Less Theory

It's easy to unintentionally keep researching or reading or tweeting and not writing to the point it becomes procrastination. To fight against that, limit the time you spend on those activities and stop subscribing to sources of content that don’t add to your work.

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More Practice, Less Theory

Reading and researching a post are the most nefarious distractions. It's so much easier to keep researching or reading or tweeting and not get around to putting words down.

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Change Your Workflow

Try different methods, environments, and schedules in your quest for a workflow that suits you.

Experimenting is really helpful in determining what works and what doesn't.

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Read More Widely

Be open to reading more fiction, more nonfiction, more research papers, to help you add knowledge to your life.

The more widely you read, the more chances you have to generate new, creative ideas or come up with interesting angles for what you write about.

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Pay Attention and Take Notes

It will help you with keeping track of quotes, books you've read, expressions and words you like, interesting concepts, and ideas you have.

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Design your days around your work. Yes, there are other important things you have to take into consideration, but keeping your eyes your work signals that you are committed to getting your work done no matter what.
You can wear whatever you want, you can work from the couch, you can work at 2 AM or 6 PM, using any type of app you like.

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Why All Those 'Working From Home' Tips Are Not Working

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15 Essential Blog Writing Tips

Define Your Reader Personas

This will help you tailor your content to meet their needs & build trust.

  • Demographics (age/gender, level of income, location, family status, level of education)
  • Professional status (job title, level, industry)
  • Psychographics (professional/personal goals, beliefs ,& values)
  • Pain points and challenges
  • Interests
  • Influences and information sources (preferred blogs, social networks, websites, influencers, events)
  • Buying habits (their role in the purchase decision-making process, potential lifetime cycle, what can stop them from making a purchase)

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The Top 15 Blog Writing Tips for 2021 [+ Free Checklist]

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Writing is Thinking

What most people don’t realize is that it’s often not actually the writing that is difficult. It’s the thinking behind the writing.

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard." - David McCullough

Writing is essentially a robust tool that enables us to clarify and communicate our thoughts. While writing, you are forcing yourself to think critically and exercise parts of your brain that are typically on auto-pilot.  As Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

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