Yesterday I went to this beautiful wedding of my university friend. There I met many of my university friends some of whom I saw after 8 long years!
Great feeling that was:)
One of my friends asked me this: How CAN I write so well?
Here’s what I think:
For starters, I think I am an average writer. I am often at loss of words. I also make tons of grammatically mistakes and spelling errors. ( If you find them in any of my posts please do notify me:) )
Way back in university, I couldn’t imagine in my wildest dream (neither any of my friends or my family) that I would become an author and a blogger. So what went wrong?
1) I realized that I have at least 100+ full size registers filled with my thoughts, goals, visions, and other general stuff. When I looked at my writing when I started off, it really sucked. Like big time. Overtime I think I got better.
2) I write in a conversationalist tone. The two words I use the most are “I” and “You”. This way it doesn’t feel that I am writing. It feels like I am having a conversation with a friend or a client!
3) I only write about stuff that I am passionate about. I write with my heart. I write for my audience. I write to express. I write because I want to help people.
4) I read a LOT. I mean a lot. No not fiction, or newspapers, or magazines. But articles by great bloggers, (auto)biographies, scientific journals, classic books etc. This gets my creative juices flowing and I can’t help but put it down on paper. Sub-consciously I limit myself to these topics: Muscle building, fat loss, health, success mindset, productivity, self improvement.
5) My mind is running 24/7. And if I have an idea about an article topic, or something that I know I can write about, I note it down. If I am driving, I stop my car and start writing. If I am taking a shower, I stop and start writing. I have this fear that when an idea comes it may be lost forever. And few actually get lost if I don’t put them down on paper.
6) I have been very consistent. I am a firm believer in the 10,000 hour rule. I think ‘Talent is overrated’ ( read this book by Geoff Colvin, if you think you are not smart, or talented enough ).
Hard word, consistency and passion can take you a long long way.
It just takes time. I think I may have written more than a million words (that 275 words everyday for last 10 years) both officially and unofficially.
If you stick to a goal, or a skill you will get good at it even if you don’t want to.
I want to thank my friend who asked me this question, as it allowed me to convert it into a blog post and it took me only 20 minutes to write:)
Have a great week ahead and Stay Fabulous!