I believe that every writer in this earth have their own struggle in writing and always wonder to write easily and fluently.
Luckily, you are not alone in your struggle.
This is what I have learned after I read an article by Daphne Gray
What Daphne Gray-Grant shares about habits of highly effective writers.
In an article, Daphne Gray has shared some advice to be an effective writers.
So, this is the 7 simple tips that we can learned:
1) Separate the writing and the editing processes.
When they write, they write, not worrying about the quality of their work.
Writer Cecil Castellucci says:
“The best flowers are fertilised by crap.”
Remember this and give yourself permission to write a crummy first draft.
Editing is a job for later.
That’s when you’ll have plenty of time to rearrange big chunks of text, monkey around with sentence structure, obsess over word choice and fix punctuation.
2) Focus on the interesting.
Effective writers always tell lots of stories.
If they have to communicate something “theoretical,” they illustrate it with real life examples.
They know that human beings don’t just crave food—they are also starved for stories.
3) Tap into the power of metaphor.
As metaphor expert Anne Miller likes to say,
“Metaphors lead to instant understanding.”
There are at least three metaphors in this article
(can you find them all?)
4) Do adequate research.
There is nothing more painful than trying to write when you have nothing to say.
Effective writers understand that good research is all about asking interesting questions of themselves, the books, Web sites and reports they read and this needs to be completed before any writing can begin.
5) Learn from the writing of others.
Effective writers understand that they are lifelong apprentices.
They learn by reading constantly.
This is active sit-up-and-pay-attention-to-technique dissection—similar to what a scientist would do in a lab.
You won’t want to read this closely all the time, of course.
But effective writers do some of this every week.
6) Write in small bursts.
Creative work doesn’t require oodles of time.
That first draft you need to write? It’s best done in dribs and drabs, a little bit at a time.
Instead of procrastinating, effective writers persuade themselves to write a little each day, no matter how frazzled and frantic they feel.
(Editing, on the other hand, usually needs space, time and quiet.)
7) Read their work out loud.
Language isn’t just meaning—it’s also music.
The most effective writers can often be found sitting by the computer keyboards, madly whispering to the screen, repeating their words back to themselves.
Yes, it looks kooky and co-workers may become alarmed.
But effective writers don’t care. They do it because it works.
What we can learned from this?
Every writer have their own habits and to be an effective writer, you have to practice, practice and practice until it comes to be your own habits.
As we can learned from Daphne Gray, it is important for a writer to create their own habits by using this seven tips.
For me, your writing is your baby.
So it is important for you to understand your writing and the option that you have to make sure your writing work looks great!