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.

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