Simple Tips To Improve Your Writing

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Improve Improve Improve!

I told you these tips are simple, right? How simple of a tip is improve? I’ll answer my own question; very simple, but how?

  • Stay motivated
  • Keep momentum
  • Be scheduled
  • Read
  • Write
  • Take care of yourself
  • Be original

Stay Motivated

You can sit down and create content whenever, but you won’t be at your best if you’re not motivated. Think about it this way, You can play a pickup basketball game anytime also, but you’re going to have a better chance to win if you’re motivated to do so. The same applies to writing. You could write a blog post about how much you love dogs, and no one would care. When you are motivated to bring your best work to the page and truly convince the readers of your love of dogs, your words will resonate with them.

What do I want?

A good way to find the answer to this question is to ask yourself what you don’t want. For example, I used to punch a clock. My official title was Inventory Control Specialist, a fancy way to say I ordered supplies and managed inventory for a big production facility. It was a pretty good gig, but not what I wanted. I wanted to follow my passions and do what makes me happy. So whenever I’m struggling to put words on paper or decide, “I’m just not feeling it today.” I ask myself, what do I want. Do I want to work in a factory again, or do I want to pursue my dreams?

Why am I doing this?

Why write when you could watch tv or stare at your phone? Only you can answer that, but if you care enough to be reading this post in the first place, I imagine you know either why you are writing or why you want to.

Keep Momentum

You worked really hard. You accomplished more than you set out to this day, and now that it’s time for bed, you can’t wait to fall asleep so you can get up and do it all over again. The alarm clock sounds, and you are salivating at the chance to get back to work on your writing. Has this ever happen to you?

Simple tips to improve your writing by Dream Chapters

Be Scheduled

Being scheduled is one of the most important tips to improve your writing. I’m on the extreme side of the spectrum with this as I need to be scheduled in all aspects of my life. Many people like to live spontaneously, and that’s totally fine; however, in certain aspects, having a schedule is critical to your writing success.

  • 7:00–8:00 wake up, shower, get dressed for the day
  • 8:00–9:00 reading
  • 9:00–12:00 research and writing
  • 12:00–1:00 lunch
  • Do you get the point, or should I continue?
  • What does ROI stand for?
  • Begin rough draft for new Dream Chapters post
  • Why can I not boost posts on the Dream Chapters Facebook page?
  • 1hr read
  • Incorporate what I’ve been learning, and SEO to the Dream Chapters home page

Read

I’ll be honest with you and admit I haven’t always been an avid reader. Three to four books a year if I could find something that resonated with me. As of late, however, I read daily, and the results have been exceptional.

Write

This tip might have come as a surprise to you, but it’s true. The more you write, the better writer you will become. Yeah, seriously… If you want to be a successful writer, there is no world where you could justify not writing every day. And you don’t have to write a book every day to work on your craft.

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Take care of yourself.

Taking care of yourself allows you something we talked about earlier in this post, momentum. Remember when I said one good day leads to another as one bad day leads to another? How you treat yourself will be the driving factor in how you can carry momentum from one day to another. Try to focus on things such as,

  • Go to bed early
  • Wake up early
  • Go on walks or exercise
  • Eat healthy
  • Don’t drink excessively
  • Instead of watching tv before bed, read a book

Be Original

Whatever your style of writing. Whether you are writing for yourself, an audience, or for someone else, be original. Original in your content, of course, but be original as in being true to yourself. That’s the magic of writing. Suppose I’m writing about a cold December night or tips to improve your writing. My personality must shine through. You must always hear yourself in your work.

Well, that’s all folks

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Zach Walling

Zach Walling

I’m a dreamer, I’ve made a lot of sacrifices to be able to pursuit my dreams. I sold my home and quit my job to focus on my dream of becoming a writer.