If you want to be a writer but believed you don’t have the “gift” to be one, then you certainly won’t be. The common misconception of many is that writing is an inborn talent vested upon those by an “arbitrary” Creator. The truth however is that anyone can be a writer, you just need to make a choice of becoming one.
Nobody was born a master of words. Even if one was born a genius she still needs to learn how to properly and artfully intersect words. Never believe the fallacy that writing favors only the chosen few: you can be everything you want to be if you don’t consider any impossibility. It is either you start writing or you don’t write at all. With every effort you give despite the initial difficulty, the more you become eloquent in the art of writing; if you settle your aspiration for writing on dream alone, you will achieve nothing.
When I started this blog a year ago I was having difficulty expressing my ideas into words. Each paragraph comes with a struggle, and completing an article makes my nose bleed. Still, I didn’t accept the fact that I’m unable to write coherently. I persevered. And with my persistence I’ve discovered a valuable truth: the mind shall evolve according to one’s will, like a muscle growing in response to stress.
With this let me share with you the following methods I have employed to develop my writing skill:
Read, read and still read
When we were in school we were taught the proper way of constructing words. However there are those—like me—who are having a hard time comprehending the oftentimes confusing rules of grammar. While I do not question the conventional ways of learning how to write, there are other methods over which one can learn proper word construction. In my experience, reading proves to be the most powerful in developing one’s skill in the proper weaving of words.
With reading, one can learn the right grammatical construction without having to remember the technical rules of English taught in classroom or text books. You will slowly develop within yourself the knowing of whether a particular composition is grammatically correct or not. Of course, be choosy of what you read. The more intellectual the materials you read, the deeper will your understanding be about the subtleties of words.
Make it a habit to read. Not only will you widen your wisdom about things, it will develop in you the skill to write eloquently. So grab a good book and start reading. You’ll never regret it.
Write, write and write
In order to be a writer you need to force yourself to write. Even if it’s hard to put into words your thoughts, make an effort to do so. Writing is a skill that requires honing. If you get lazy, intimidated or cowered by its initial difficulty then you’ll be denying yourself the opportunity to discover an untapped aspect of yourself. Writing is a form of self expression and you can touch other peoples’ lives with it. In my case it is a way for me to keep my sanity. J
With every new endeavor that we plunge into (in this case writing), challenges are inevitable. Great writers have not become who they are overnight; they have had their share of failures and disappointments. However, due to their tenacity, perseverance and capability to evolve for the better, they have elevated themselves to greatness. Remember, success favors those who are persistent—even when hope seems to be in abandon.
Start writing now, even if it’s hard for you to construct even a sentence. You’ll be surprised to discover your capacity to improve as you push through. Believe me, you will master writing in no time.
Learn from mistakes and evolve
There are some I have witnessed who have failed over and over again despite their staunchness in pursuing their aspirations in life. The reason perhaps is their inability to learn from their mistakes and evolve accordingly. Einstein once quoted that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In order to develop one’s writing skill, it is not enough to persist; one should always remember to be mindful of the results she is getting with her efforts. What proves to be erroneous should be abandoned and what is ideal should be developed further. Never let your ego and fear of failure prevent you from evolving for the better.
Once I have thought that writing is an impossibility task for me, until I have decided to push through. I was surprised to discover that I am capable of doing the things I put my mind into. In the end it is up to us to allow ourselves to reach the things we want to achieve.
Do you want to have a writing skill?
The answer lies within you. Allow yourself and you shall be.
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