Once again, you’ve planned out your perfect writing routine. Maybe it’s a detailed spreadsheet, a list of writing appointments on your Google Calendar, or maybe you kept it old-school with a paper planner and colored boxes.
Once again, you’re excited to get started. Surely, this time, you’re going to hit your self-imposed novel deadline or finally write consistently for your blog.
But, once again, your routine falls apart.
Maybe you didn’t even get past day one. Even the thought of rescheduling your writing into your week makes you feel disheartened—because there’s no way you can fit in as much writing as you want and no way you can write at your best time of day.
All the advice in the world on constructing your perfect writing routine can fall flat when your life is packed full of other commitments, and prioritizing your writing feels like an impossible task. Before learning to use your un-ideal routine as a strength, you must first learn to let go of the ideal, as I’ll show you in this post.Continue reading
Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, a short attention span might be another pandemic we are unwittingly living with in recent times. Due to having short attention spans, a good number of us have issues with being as productive as we ought to be.
Because we are aware of ADHD, we find ourselves identifying with it, even without a proper diagnosis from a professional.
In this piece, I will share with you how to break away from the trap of misdiagnosing yourself with having ADHD while coming up with ways to be more productive at what you do, despite being prone to having a short attention span.Continue reading
Remember the excitement you feel when different ideas come to your mind? You choose the best among them, you start researching, and begin to work on a draft of your text.
Perhaps then you go a bit back and forth, reworking paragraphs, deleting words and lines, adding quotes.
Then you read your work, getting this fabulous feeling that it looks good. So you get ready to hit send or publish.
Stop right there.
That unrestrained flow of thoughts needs to be reined in because it’s a trap. If you don’t think deeper about the main themes of your article, it could be a sign that you have rushed your writing.
You might be thinking your writing is great—trouble-free—because your thoughts rain words and phrases, helping you to work fast. Nope. False alarm.
Getting frustrated and having feelings of giving up are signs I consider positive because that will make you work better by forcing you to take a break.
Working on a highly creative project, like writing, without breaks, might indicate you lack patience.
So let me walk you through the bumps and hurdles that you might encounter in your journey to becoming a writer by sharing my experience on what I lost due to my lack of patience when it came to writing.
Hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes and help yourself use your gift of writing to its fullest.Continue reading
So you want to write for an engaged audience, gain new followers, and meet your writing goals, but you’re unsure how to go about it?
Fear not because you are now in the right place.
Whether you are a fiction or nonfiction author, whether you write blog posts, video scripts, emails, case studies—or anything else really—writing for your target readers makes a lot of sense no matter how small they may be in size or number.
New writers or those just starting their writing business or career sometimes make the mistake of trying to write for everybody. This is often because they want to write for a large number of people—all while becoming a successful writer or author overnight.
Unfortunately, writing for everyone doesn’t work because the content produced usually ends up being too generic to appeal to an appreciable number of people or attract and engage any specific group.
But, when you make it a habit to write for your target readers, you can:
Now, let’s look at four steps that can help you write for your target audience, no matter your niche, your genre, or the kind of content you are creating.Continue reading