Coming Soon: A guide for improving your creative writing skills
A few months ago, I wrote a post about the therapeutic power and general usefulness of writing for yourself (link at the end of the post). I gave a few tips and tricks to get started along with an discussion/explanation of why I think it is so powerful to write for the sake of writing and just for yourself.
I have decided, however, to create a guide on how to improve your (creative) writing skills for when you're writing for a public audience. This includes writing for a blog or writing essays, articles, reports, dissertations, or on public forums (social media?). In other words, for anything that you need to write where more than 2 people are going to read your content. This will be a multi-week project (perhaps even months) so make sure to sign up to the newsletter if you want to stay up-to-date with every part of the guide and get extra useful tips that will supplement the guide!
I know, there are zillions of guides out there that already do this. What's so unique about this one then? Well, if you enjoy the way I write, then I think you'll really like this guide. Otherwise, no hard feelings!
If it goes well, I might figure out how to turn it into a PDF format so that you can read it one streamlined setup instead of multiple blog-posts scattered all over the universe (or Internet). Heck, if it really kicks off I might make another guide in the future on another topic, but let's just take it one step at a time. To do all this, however, I'm really going to need your feedback when I'm finished with it! I would really appreciate if you leave a comment (anonymously, if you wish) for each part of the guide once it comes out so that I know what works, what doesn't work, and what needs improvement.
Lastly, I will still be writing regular blog posts, in alternating weeks, in addition to this little experiment so that the content on the blog stays nice and varied.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to this project, so stay tuned for more!
See you, Space Cowboy.
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The final part of the Writing Guide! Today I talk about your writing style and the need to have a recognizable but unique identity as a writer.
In Part Four of the Writing Guide, I discuss a few important aspects of making the message of your written content as clear and understandable as possible.
For some reason, journaling has the reputation of a "dear diary" nonsense. Journaling is far more serious and effective than you think it is if you do it right. Just ask Team Fizzle.
In Part Three of the Writing Guide, we review the writing samples you've completed so far and discuss some grammatical issues that you need to pay attention to.
In Part 1 we focused on learning from different writers in the field. In Part 2, we focus on choosing one area of writing for you to practice on.
In order to become a good writer, you need to be a good reader. Part 1 of the writing guide focuses on the preparation necessary before you dive into the actual writing.
Big announcement! I'll be making a multi-part guide on how to improve your creative writing skills over the next few weeks/months. Stay tuned!
Wanna start journaling but clueless on how, where, and when to start? Today I share a link to a fantastic webinar to help you get started!
Most people think that writing exists for two purposes: interpersonal communication and professional functions. What we’re never taught to do is to write just for the sake of writing or as an exercise in mindfulness.