Most of us tend to forget things even though we told ourselves "Ah, I'll remember it later. No need to write it down." However, we must think about our future selves. Your future self doesn't know what you're talking about when you mention a word or two.
Instead, place notes that can help your future self to remember what you originally had in mind so you know exactly what to write.
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In the pursuit of becoming a great writer, we must also become great researchers. We are meant to assemble the words and ideas that will resonate with our audience.
A great example of this is Robert Greene and his work 48 Law of Power. His work contains many historical stories and that wouldn't be possible without research.
Writing is like pursuing a healthier lifestyle. It all depends on what we consume. Therefore we must take into consideration what we read, listen to, watch, and experience.
Every experience you get from books, adventures, podcasts, or conversation, is possible material.
No matter how great of a writer you are, you won't be able to put out great content if you're writing something that bores you. It's difficult to generate ideas on a topic you have zero interest in.
Writing is an intellectual practice and it's much easier to write about something you're curious and passionate about. The more you write, the more you learn.
Write down ten ideas every day. They can be for yourself of for someone else.
Most of the ideas will suck, but a few will be gold. Take the good ones, save them, implement them, then double down on what works.
Get in the practice of generating ideas so you’ll become an idea person.
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.”
To be an effective writer it's important to understand who you're writing for and what your article can do for them, because you only have about 15 seconds in order to catch their attention.
It takes time to learn who we're writing for and what our goals are, so while you tackle on this journey remember to be kind to yourself while at it.
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