Maybe you want to write a book, a script or a blog but don’t love writing. Or maybe you do like writing, but don’t know where to start. These 6 tips will help you write more, and before you know it you will accomplish your writing goal!
Like most people, I don’t remember learning how to write, but I always remember loving it. From creating stories as a 5-year-old about people who had flying dogs and lived on rainbows to writing poetry in college, writing has always been my thing.
I have my parents to thank, who are both talented writers and who have always encouraged me to write. But it’s not always easy to sit down and start writing, so read on for tips to start writing every day.
Writing is what led me to my career as a journalist. I started writing for my local town newspaper at 15, going on to become Editor-in-Chief of the high school paper and eventually becoming a professional storyteller. And now, I write this blog!
My love for writing and my passion for storytelling are what led me to this blog. Now, this is a digital media blog – covering all angles and aspects of our evolving social world. However, like any blog, writing is the foundation.
Here are 6 tips to start writing every day:
- Take time to write for at least five minutes every day. Whether it’s a letter to a friend, a journal entry or even a list of things. Write, write and write some more!
- Write it and then read it aloud. How does it sound when you say it? This will help you write more conversationally.
- Read other people’s writing – whether it’s blogs, articles or books. Try to read a little bit of something new every day.
- Get motivated to write. What excites you? What do you like to read or what do you want to share with others?
- Refine your writing. Figure out what you want to tell others, and write the idea in one simple sentence to begin. Then go from there.
- Have fun! If you enjoy what you do you’ll be even better at it.