To Be A Better Writer One Needs To Write More

I’ve used this simple rule recently and it worked for me. Putting thoughts and ideas to words is hard and writing them on paper is even harder. I, in the past, had many great ideas, but I always was afraid of writing them down on paper. Part of my fear came from my lack of confidence in my English Skills.

First I tried to refresh my English by studying grammar and vocabulary. My English was good from my childhood but it was my second language and understanding well is not good enough for writing well.

After some time period of English study, I found out that learning English is an unlimited journey. English is such a vast language, with many weird rules that it seems like an ocean without any shores. I continued learning English and at the same time, I gave myself permission to write, however it may be incorrect or imperfect. Another fact is that there are two different stages during writing: writing, and rewriting or editing. So a writer can firstly focus on writing and put the idea on paper and then edit it later for perfection. And also some good guys exist that are good friends with writers when their first draft is ready: editors.

At this point still writing was very hard for me. I couldn’t write anything, and as soon as I sat behind my desk with a pen in hand and a white paper in front, my mind went completely blank. Then I started a new writing practice every day. I surfed news and sites for articles, stories, and poems any copied them on the paper. I pretended that I was writing them myself. During these exercises, I could grow the ability to write my own thoughts. After several weeks I was completely confident in myself and had fewer problems when I started writing my ideas.

I have still problems with grammar and vocabulary but I don’t allow this to distract me from the practice of writing. Now I produce a satisfactory amount of writing every day. I’m working on my novel and also I’ve written many short stories and poems. But my problem now is that I run from editing. The next step is to set a specific time for editing and revising.

I have still problems with grammar and vocabulary but I don’t allow this to distract me from the practice of writing. Now I produce a satisfactory amount of writing every day. I’m working on my novel and also I’ve written many short stories and poems. But my problem now is that I run from editing. The next step is to set a specific time for editing and revising.

Sunday, March 25, 2019

9 thoughts on “To Be A Better Writer One Needs To Write More

  1. I honestly wouldn’t have guessed from reading this that English was your second language! You write beautifully. The only thing I noticed, and that was after reading very closely, was that you occasionally used phrases in a way that native English speakers don’t. It’s not a grammar or vocabulary thing, it’s just the phrasing of the sentence. This is something that can be easily fixed with an editor! Great job and keep up the awesome work!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks for coming by my blog. Feel so happy to be here and connect with you. Loved this post – starting from the title to all the content. Keep writing and sharing! Thank you! 🙂

    Like

  3. Thanks for following my blog! Ths is the first item of yours that I’ve read. Your English is very good. Please don’t worry about getting everything right, just keep writing. Many of the ‘rules’ of English are just conventions, things we do because we always have done. Please don’t

    Like

  4. You’re English is wonderful. I agree with what you said, to be a better writer one must write more. Practice makes perfect!

    Like

Leave a Reply to mitchteemley Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.