Most writers struggle with writing. This is because they lack the most important skill for writing: thinking. They think about what they’re going to write, and then they think about how the audience will react. But, unfortunately, these two thoughts create a disconnect in the mind that makes it difficult for any writer to consistently produce great work.
We can fix this problem by taking five simple steps that focus on improving our ability to think and write freely without worrying about how the audience will react.
This article explains how we can improve our writing by thinking creatively, following a process for writing, and learning from others in order to improve our skillset.
- Develop an overall strategy on how you want your writing to improve.
How do you want your writing to improve? Some people would say that they would like their writing to be more conversational. Others might say that they want to improve their grammar. These are just a couple of the many ways that someone could improve their writing.
But before you begin taking steps towards improvement, it is important to know what you want out of your writing in the first place. Are you looking for a specific type of content (such as viral content or a professional blog) or do you just want better understanding of grammar? What do you think about your current style and how can it be improved?
For example, if someone wanted to become a viral content writer, they might change their overall strategy from “How can I make my content more engaging?” to “How can I make my content go viral?”
- Identify the goals of your writing and set personal achievement benchmarks.
In order to set personal achievement benchmarks, one should identify the goals of his/her writing. When a writer sets personal achievement benchmarks, they can see how well they are progressing towards their goals.
The goals of your writing may be different from the goals of other people’s. It may be to make a mark in the industry or to establish yourself as a credible expert in your field. Whatever your goal is, you should work towards achieving it by having short-term and long-term personal achievement benchmarks.
In order to set these benchmark, you should write down your goal and if possible come up with specific milestones that would indicate you have achieved it. For instance, if your goal is making an impact in the industry, then you could set personal achievement benchmarks like getting 3 mentions from publications.
- Create a system for writing, including a revision schedule and daily/weekly/monthly goals.
It is important for writers to keep a writing schedule and set goals for themselves.
As assignment writers, it is important that we stay productive and stay consistent with our work. Consistent work will help us develop a healthy writing habit.
Often as writers we get distracted from our work because of the times we have to write, such as during the day or during study periods. To combat this, I recommend finding an appropriate time to write in your schedule. For example, find a time when you usually have your phone on silent so that you can focus on the task at hand without distraction. If you are feeling unmotivated due to a busy day or week, try scheduling in a break before your next scheduled session of writing.
- Keep a journal (or blog, or online document) detailing your progress and achievements throughout the process.
Keeping a journal is a great way to document your progress and achievements throughout the day. It can also be an excellent platform to give you insight on how your writing has improved over time.
The key is to keep it private so that only you can see it. If you share the journal with someone else, they will just see what you have documented for them and not what has been done in your own journal.
Keep a journal today and work on documenting your daily accomplishments. You never know where it may lead or who may read it!
- Evaluate yourself based on your progress.
In order to gauge your progress, it helps to have a benchmark. This is especially true for the beginning of the year when you are trying to find your place in the industry.
To determine how you are doing, break down what each section of your resume entails and list what percentage you’ve achieved so far. For example, if you’re talking about ‘Skills’ on your resume and you have 5 skills listed under this category, then that means that out of 10 skills listed on your resume, 5 have been completed.
Using this as a benchmark will help you assess where you are and where to go next with regards to your career objectives.