8 Insights to Writer Success

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Imagine achieving your writer dream.

Your life long passion to write.

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A writer dream that won’t splutter out every time doubt or fear or overwhelm comes along, but that will only grow richer and flourish as your business grows.

Sounds too good to be true, right?

Can I tell you something, writer? It’s possible.

Let’s talk about what you need in order to reach your writer dream—the ultimate writing life you’re striving to achieve.

We’re the storytellers and the world-shakers.

There has never been a better time than now to write, to pen the knowledge that some day will be someone’s favourite book. There are people out there that will come to be your biggest fans and followers. Is that not a writer dream come true?

Whether you’re a business, brand or new to writing, it does not matter where you stand in your writing journey. Your writer dream is a passion that’s worth pursuing and living out for the rest of your life. So make the most of it! Work hard. Learn to write and publish proudly.

It’s time to take control of your writing life, author.

Are you ready to write your way to success?

Writing is hard work. It takes courage to declare ourselves writers, self-discipline to write and vulnerability to share our stories with the world, and an open mind to recognise that there is always room to grow. So how in the world do you write with courage and confidence to fearlessly banish feeling frustrated and defeated every time you sit down to write? It’s time to watch your fears and doubts melt away, and to transform into the writer you’ve always wanted to be.

You deserve success. You deserve to be seen.

You writer success journey begins here:

1. Ask The Question and Get Clear

Before you sit down to write (anything), ask yourself: Why am I writing? We revisit the same ideas over and over again not because we’ve conclusively decided, but because each topic is worth thousands of conversations. What can you write about that will be a game changer in your field?

2. Write the outcome you want first-by beginning with the ending

Start with the ending, and the desired action. Think carefully and specifically about the person who will be reading your book, and the end chapter, and what action you want them to take.

3. Write a lot

Try to write every day if possible. The more you write, the better you’ll get. Writing is a skill, and like any other skill, you have to practice it to get better. Write for yourself. Write just to write.

4. Figure out why your writing is unique and fills a market need

Once you figure out the topic, you’re then going to have thoughts ruminating over and over that it’s already been written. You need to figure out what you bring to the world, you’ll need to figure out what your ‘hook’ is. What are you going to serve up that’s different, but that will still have value for your readers?

5. Who are you writing for?

When you get clear on your core readers, your writing will resonate for those specific people your book is for. You’ll speak their language. Your writing and anecdotes will be particularly apt and relatable for this your readers. If you don’t take this step, your writing is liable to have trouble resonating with your tribe and more likely to sound generic—less inspiring, less compelling.

6. Set deadlines

I know none of us really wants more stress in our lives, but most writers I know struggle with two things: discipline and focus. A good deadline helps with both. Keep writing every day. Try to create a habit of writing every day. While certainly hard at first, it will yield high rewards after. Try using a distraction-free writing program like WriteRoom, Ommwriter or jDarkRoom.

7. Banish writers block

“Copy your LAST sentence at the end of every writing day into an entirely new document. Then spend a minute writing out some directions for yourself about what you want to accomplish the next day,” says Daphne Gray-Grant. “The next day, work only from this fresh document. This way you can’t be lured into editing your work before you finish writing it.”

8. Don’t edit as you write

Even professional writers hire editors because we often need a new perspective on our writing—first from a developmental perspective: what’s missing? Is the order or structure optimal? Is the level of detail, or information, right? Secondly, we are also too close to our writing to see our own typos.

Writing doesn’t just communicate ideas; it generates them.

So get writing, and watch the ideas start flowing!

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Ready to get in on this writing adventure?

And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot a reply and ask away.

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