How can you fight competition to become the best writer?
All great writers, whether freelance content writers, or otherwise are often caught up in the cobweb of insecurities and underconfidence. We are drawn towards negative thinking when we write something and we keep asking ourselves questions like
- Are we any good?
- What is it that we lack to be the best writer?
- Will my work be accepted ever? Should I just stop writing because of the fierce competition?
These pessimistic thoughts and insecurities will do us no good if our aim is to become the best writer and have people read your writing while beating the rest. What can help you and I is some optimism, self-confidence, and right knowledge.
Become the best writer. Read below to know how.
We did a little bit of homework on how to become the best writer in the industry. And we would love to share it with you as well,so you can become a better writer.
To be the best at writing, you must read and get educated all the time.There is no “right time to learn. You should learn all the time. Learning combined with your writing skills will help you project yourself as a skilled and a knowledgeable writer in your domain.
Good ideas are for the keeps. Those ideas can be your creation or they could be inspired from somewhere. But collecting them is the key. Gather your inputs at one place and refer to them as and when you require. A great tool for collecting your resources is Evernote.
The saying “Practice makes you perfect” holds true if you want to be a good writer. Writing is a skill, and like any other skill, you have to practice it to get better. Write everyday,every week, improve your writing skills, write stuff for yourself, write for a blog, write for other publications. Write just to write, and have a blast doing it. It gets easier after awhile if you practice a lot.
It is great to look up to the maestros in the field for inspiration. But it is greater when you come up with some brilliant ideas of your own. Give your reader a new piece of writing. Experiment with your style of writing, your tone, your mechanics, your themes. Try out new words. Invent new words. Experimentalize everything. And see what works, and toss out what doesn’t.This will help you in better writing and also in developing a sense of confidence in your own ideas.
Write. Erase. Rewrite.
This is a daunting task, but an important one too. Stephen King calls this killing your darlings.
It sure does feel that way, but like we mentioned above, it is important and the many writers do it too. Rewriting will help you to be concise and will help you to filter the best of your content. In simple words, it gives the ever-needed finish to your work and makes it appear more appealing.
Get Regular Feedbacks.
A good writer accepts criticism.To get a better perspective on your content piece, and for better writing, you should show it to others to get a review. These “others” need to be good writers and editors who can give an honest feedback that lacks bias. And on your part, you need to be a good listener to the criticism and accept it graciously without being defensive. This will only help you in becoming better than the rest and the best at your work.
The bottom line is we need you, the writer, to be good. Actually the best. This is crucial at a time when you are not the only one with the voice, and for your voice to be heard, it needs to not too loud, not too mellow, just perfect. Start writing!
These were tips to become best writer. We hope that you use these insights to get the most out of your writing. We at WittyPen also ensure that the writers deliver the best of their abilities, and if you feel that you have what it takes to be the best writer in the industry, then please register with us.