Become a Top Blogger By Karen Daniels Do you ever think about giving up on writing? On some days does being a writer just feel like a big struggle? This is a normal reaction. We live in a fast, information-filled world that bombards us with a constant stream of technology. We’re told about countless things we “must” do in order to succeed as a writer. It’s overwhelming. You may find yourself wondering… a) is writing the right choice for me? b) do I even have the writing skills necessary to “make it?” c) what do I really need to know about writing to succeed? Well, guess what? The Write Guide for a Stumble-free Path to Success will point you in the right direction so you can pick yourself, stop second guessing yourself, and get you moving onto a smoother writing path to success. Read on to learn how. Every topic in this post will give you an important piece of the writing puzzle. Put them all together and you will have the complete view of what you need to succeed as a writer. This guide gives you clear steps, insight, and beneficial ideas, that help you understand your strengths as a writer. Plus, you will learn some of the most important skills for writing in today’s world so you don’t have to waste anymore time going off your path. And there’s more. This guide gives you personal attention. We are all different, so generic advice just doesn’t cut it. That’s why The Write Guide for a Stumble-free Path to Success is designed to help you discover what’s important to you personally, as well as just how you can keep yourself intact while navigating through the Internet writing jungle. All the articles we link to in each chapter provides information that is easy to grasp, straightforward, and unmissably useful. Are you ready to stop stumbling and start moving smoothly? Okay. Let’s do it! Introducing: The Write Guide for a Stumble-free Path to Success You may use this guide by clicking on any of the chapter links below to jump straight to a topic or you might choose to start at the beginning and read through to the end. Chapter 1. Your Personal Writing Road Chapter 2. Your Writing Kickstart Chapter 3. Online Writing that Works Chapter 4. Blogging Essentials Chapter 5. Get it Done Chapter 6. Keeping the You in Your Writing Chapter 7. Bonus – Notch Up Your Creativity Chapter 1. Your Personal Writing Road To know if you are a successful writer you must have a personal definition of what success is and it’s important to know where your specific strengths lie. The tips and information in this chapter will help you with this. So You Want to be Successful? Here’s a Thought…Define It! Mitch W. Steel | Zen Habits How to Succeed in Writing When You’re Not an Expert in Anything Carol Tice | WritetoDone Key Steps To Finding Your Passion As A Writer Barrie Davenport | WritetoDone Chapter 2. Your Writing Kickstart As a writer, sometimes you need a kickstart or some secret insights to rev yourself up so you can keep moving on your path to success. Use the topics in this chapter to get your writing engine going. How to Find Your Write Idea Now Karen Daniels | ZenCopy Do Your Word Counts Measure Up? Rosanne Bane | WritetoDone 5 editor’s secrets to help you write like a pro Sonia Simone | Remarkable-Communication Chapter 3. Online Writing that Works Here are your simple tips and methods for writing in today’s world so no more unexpected pitfalls. These ideas work, are easy to use, and will help give you the confidence you need to stay on your writing journey. The Copywriting Lesson Every Online Writer Needs to Succeed Karen Daniels | ZenCopy 48 Elements of Persuasive Written Content Uttoran Sen | Copyblogger How to be a World-Changing Writer Pace Smith and Sonia Simone | Copyblogger 8 Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content Pamela Wilson | Copyblogger Chapter 4. Blogging Essentials Most writers today who are trying to succeed online, at one point or another, are also bloggers, or at least contribute to other blogs. Here are the essentials you need to you can write content that generates traffic, readers, and conversions or sales. Writing Good Content Darren Rowse | Problogger What George Orwell Taught Me About Blogging Trevor Ginn | Problogger Three Keys to Spectacular Guest Posting Success Danny Iny | WritetoDone Top 10 Blog Traffic Killers Michael Hyatt | JaneFriedman Chapter 5. Get it Done Writers often have so many creative ideas in their head they either feel blank, don’t know where to begin, or get so scattered they don’t complete projects. Use the following information to get your writing done. How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers Ali Luke | WritetoDone The Complete Flake’s Guide to Getting Things Done Sonia Simone | Remarkable-Communication Eight Simple Tips for Editing Your Own Work Ali Luke | WritetoDone Zen and the Art of Ninja Productivity Mary Jaksch | GoodLifeZen Chapter 6. Keeping the You in Your Writing Don’t lose yourself in the writing jungle. It’s important to keep your ideas intact because your unique voice is what the world most needs from you as a writer. When Being Who You Are Challenges the Norms Leo Babauta | ZenHabits How To Stick With It When Your Ideas Are Ahead Of Their Time Kaihan Krippendorff | FastCompany Write to Serve: Giving Deeper Purpose to Your Craft Barrie Davenport | WritetoDone Chapter 7. Bonus – Notch Up Your Creativity Every writer, newbie or seasoned, needs a creative boost now and then. Feel free to use the ideas in this chapter whenever you need them. Why Does Your Creativity Feel Like a Curse? Karen Daniels | ZenCopy 3 Ways To Hack Into Your Spirit And Become Infinitely More Creative Ollin Morales | WritetoDone Stop Being Perfect: Unleash Your Creativity Diggy | GoodLifeZen Your writing path does not have to be such a struggle. Let this resource ease you past the potential pitfalls so that your writing journey will be long, prosperous, and filled with joy. What aspect of writing are you struggling with? Let us know in the comments below. A guest post by Karen Daniels, topselling amazon author and online writing coach who blogs at zencopy.com. Check out her free Authors Writing and Branding Resource.