How to Write Your Way to Success [Infographic]

    Writing is simple.

    You just put words together with a fancy keyboard (or if you’re super cool a typewriter) and you’re good to go.

    That’s the easy part, but being a writer? Now that’s different.

    Anyone can put words together, but putting them together in the perfect order, selecting the right terms, organizing it effectively, and all those other responsibilities aren’t as easy.

    Today I’m going to help all my fellow writers both aspiring and experienced by giving you the keys you need to succeed.

    Check out the infographic below.

     

    Writers Resources

    7 Simple Ways to Write Your Way to Success.

    1. Read a Lot

    It may sound counterintuitive, but you should read a lot if you want to be a great writer. Why?

    Reading other writers will not only give you inspiration, but it will also show you what works and what doesn’t.

    2. Write a Lot

    This one shouldn’t come as a surprise, but great writers also hone their craft by writing constantly. Your skills are like a good knife. If you don’t use it and keep it sharp, they will start todull. Practice keeps you on your toes and in the game. In fact, you can get a lot of writing done if you start a blog. It’s one of the many reasons why every writer should have a blog.

    3. Got an Idea? Write it Down!

    If you’re anything like me, ideas will hit you at the weirdest times. You might be taking a shower, brushing your teeth, or looking at the nutrition facts for a bottle of ranch dressing at the grocery store. Ideas can come at you any time of the day, so be prepared with a notepad or something.

    Jot down anything you get because even though you think you’ll remember, you won’t.

    4. Find Your Writing Nirvana

    Writing can only be done when you’re feeling good, you’re in your space, and you’re not interrupted. For me that changes from day-to- day since my house tends to be chaotic. Find that zone and that time when things are quiet. That’s your nirvana.

    5. Just Write It

    Imagine that meme with Shia LaBeouf where he keeps shouting “JUST DO IT” except imagine that he’s saying “JUST WRITE IT!” When you feel like you’re stuck, just power through and keep writing. You can go back and make edits later.

    6. Plan it Out

    If #5 is scaring you, then why not prep for your writing marathon? Before you get down to doing the deed, get your thoughts organized so it all flows when the time comes to start working. I’ve often found myself having a conversation with myself on paper as I ask questions and work through them by answering myself. Yes, I know I’m crazy.

    Yes, I know I’m crazy.

    7. The Beginning and End Matter Most

    You need the beginning to hook your readers, and you need the end to leave them satisfied.

    What happens in the middle is less important (but still important). Case and point: write the beginning and the end first if it helps you. That way you’ve got the most important parts out of the way.

    The Ultimate Writer’s Guide to Success (Infographic)

    Here comes the main event! Check out this complete guide for tons of tips, tools, and resources to turn your love of writing into a career!

    Final Thoughts

    You’re a writer. Yes, you, the one reading this. Don’t let anyone tell you different. If you want to write, then you’re a writer. Take these tools and this infographic and use it to hone your skills.

    Prove them all wrong and start your career today!

    Any tips you’d like to add? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

    About the Author

    Matt Banner is the author of On Blast Blog, a website that helps others learn how to start and grow a blog. You can follow him on Twitter @blastyourblog.

    About the author

      Mary Jaksch

      Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at WritetoDone.com. Grab a copy of her free report, How to Create an Irresistible Lead Magnet in Less Than 5 Hours. In her “spare” time, Mary’s also the brains behind AlistBlogging.net. and GoodlifeZEN.com, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.

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    • Bob Evans says:

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    • Gemma says:

      Excellent article.

    • nice! thank you so much! Thank you for sharing. Your blog posts are more interesting and impressive. I think there are many people like and visit it regularly, including me.

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    • Aisha says:

      Thank you very much for helping people.
      My writing has become better than before.
      Thank you

    • Tim Monson says:

      Yes, you’re right. Anyone can put words together, but putting them together in the perfect order is not so easy job. The are a lot of services that help writers to create a great content, even if they have no idea what to write about.

    • kaviyaa says:

      Great Article I love to read your articles because your writing style is too good, its is very very helpful for all of us and I never get bored while reading your article because it becomes more and more interesting from the starting lines until the end. So Thank you for sharing a COOL Meaningful stuff with us Keep it up..!

    • CambaBooks says:

      Awesome information! Very timely for me as well! Thanks for sharing!

    • Marge Solid says:

      Thank you for giving some valuable tips.I hope this will help me a lot

    • Love it Love it, Love it… I am going to print and post it (’cause it looks so darn good too!!!)

      PS my blog isn’t live yet but that’s why I am here…

    • Thanks for this infographic!
      Also, about speeding things up: When it comes to writing for a blog, some writers get too caught up in using fancy wording.

      I actually appreciate that blogging is meant to be more casual, using language that anyone can quickly read and understand. So, relax and just let the words flow in a friendly way 🙂

      Elvis

      • Rosy says:

        Today I’m going to help all my fellow writers both aspiring and experienced by giving you the keys you need to succeed. Thanks for successful literature.

    • Write from your perspective and it is completely based on the imagination of the writer. Quality articles reflect creative skills of the writer.

    • Decelie says:

      Helpful and inspiring… Thanks!

    • Great insights, thank you Mary.

    • Lois says:

      Thank you. I know I am a writer. I consider myself a writer. I want to be a *highly successful* writer. I want to support myself and my family by writing and by getting paid (handsomely) for writing. Furthermore, I want to be a sought-after writer.
      None of this is going to happen until I stop reading articles, such as this excellent piece is, and begin to actually take all of the advice I am constantly reading.
      I really, really liked this post *ENVY*
      Thanks for a great article/infographic.

    • Oh, goody! New tools to try out! 🙂

    • Tom Justin says:

      Great and creative infographic. I would, however, take issue with this statement, “Anyone can put words together, but putting them together in the perfect order…”

      Getting it “perfect” is the challenge for a lot of writers. It stops them from moving ahead because of that. It’s mostly unconscious, but it’s endemic for so many.

      I’d promote effective instead.

    • Great infographic Mary, I liked the bit about the difference between good and bad writers.

    • Ohita Afeisume says:

      Thanks Matt, so many useful tips all in one package.
      Ah writing apps! I need to avail myself of these.
      Please enlighten me: what’s the difference between having a website and having a blog?

      I appreciate Mary,the loads of information I glean on my journey to becoming a published author.

    • Superb..!!

      Worth to read this writing guide. Thanks.,

    • Tish says:

      Thank you for this superb inspiration!

    • Ayathurai Santhan says:

      Indeed excellent and very helpful!

    • Chris Esty says:

      A lot of useful information. Thank you for sharing.

    • I shared this, too. What a wonderful infographic!

      Writing apps are becoming more and more popular these days, with the increase in phone usage. Nice touch. 😉

    • Excellent infographic Mary.

      Thanks for sharing. I shared it too


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