Trying To Become a Better Writer?
When someone has the sudden urge to become a better writer, the obvious solution to achieving this goal never seems to comes to mind…
I’ve always enjoyed writing ever since I was just a kid. So, it’s never been a difficult thing for me to take on. But there are other’s who have a difficult time with this.
My guess is because some people find it hard to allow the creative part of their brain to flow freely without any resistance. Because the logical (left side) part of the brain is fighting against it.
There are many times when I have to take a few moments away from writing to get into a more creative state so that I can write much better.
Then when I’m ready to start writing, I try my best to write as much as I can without stopping too many times. This allows me to get all of my thoughts out as fast as possible. And I usually do all the editing during the end of the process.
For me, this method works perfectly.
Another way to start improving your writing ability is to read more. Yes, reading does help you to become a better writer. Here’s a quote from an award-winning author who agrees with me:
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King
You should always be reading at least one book at any given time. If you want to become a better writer, it’s kind of necessary. Even if you don’t like reading – force yourself to do it.
I know a lot of people today resort to reading audiobooks because it involves less brain power but this doesn’t have the same effect on the brain as reading does.
When I pick up a physical copy of a book and read it, I find that a larger percentage of the material is absorbed.
I guess you can say that you’re able to comprehend more of what’s being said when you actually read the material instead of listening to it.
And you surely won’t become a better writer by just wishing it either. You’ll have to practice reading and writing on a regular schedule. Because who ever became a professional at something without practicing their craft?
Nobody, that’s who…
Now, if you’re running an online business, learning how to write good sales copy is the most valuable skill that you can learn.
It’s not hard to do but reading can make it a little easier for you to understand the basics of punctuation and sentence structure.
Then you can read material from either Joe Sugarman or Andre Chaperone to spice up your copywriting style. I studied these two marketing pioneers non-stop in the beginning (I took notes and everything).
I was serious about learning the art of selling through my writing and these guys had done it before.
So, when you read a lot and practice daily writing – both your writing and reading abilities will be greatly improved.
Give it a try if you’re serious about becoming a better writer.
It’s definitely worth it.