If you know anything about writing, you’d say that anybody can write, but not everyone can become a writer. That’s true. That’s what I said when I had just started off writing 500 to 1000 word articles for many clients on a weekly contract. They’d give me a specific keyword and I had to research about that particular keyword and write according to a specific technique or format. Now you’d say that anybody can do that, right? As far as technical and research writing goes, with correct technique and know-how, anyone can curate an article centered on a specific keyword. But what most can’t achieve is the technique to wickedly transform facts and feedback into first-person knowledge and review. This is something that has taken me more than a year to understand and master. I’ve not yet mastered it completely, that is something that happens with experience and the better readability of material. For bloggers only, writing is like being the same person as you, day in and day out, but for those juggling between different genres of writing, can really talk to you about doing writing the right way. That’s me.
As a freelance content writer, I am responsible for curating different types or forms of articles for my clients. Some may be extremely technical while some allow me to write with the flow, obviously based on the keyword or idea I’ve been given. So, over time, I’ve developed the skill to mold the way information is written elsewhere to curate 100% original and engaging content for my clients. The quality and “interestingness” of an article is indifferent to every genre of writing. If the article is mundane and insensitive (not quite literally), your client or even your critical self would think that it’s machine-made.
Here’s something that doesn’t come easy on anyone, especially when they’re a writer: providing actionable content that reaches the level of its readers without they even knowing who and where the reader is. That’s called taking a plain shot in the dark? I don’t think so. That’s the drive of any writer. That’s what writers do. They convince and convert.
What can you do to create actionable and interesting content that will put your work in the right position to succeed? These strategies may have a slow effect on your writing, but, in the long run, they will definitely help you as they did me.
I’m confident that, with this article, you will get that push towards establishing a good writing background, while creating a space for yourself to write more efficiently in the future. The future starts today if you really think about it, and every next minute is the future and the only thing you can do is embrace and enhance it.
FIND CONTENT AND MAKE IT BETTER
A problem that every beginner faces is finding worthy content ideas and curating an article that works for them. To make an article work, for you, it must be share-worthy, praise-worthy, and reach-worthy. These 3 words have ruined some of the many talented writers into thinking that writing isn’t for them. The first step towards conquering that fear or cluttering is to make note of the best content/articles in your area of interest. This can be fashion, gadgets, philosophy, gaming, etc. This is when you accept the challenge to write better and more often than before. This is also where you’ll be able to learn how other writers are curating their most famous and shared content and why it is still thriving as far as engagement is concerned. It’s motive enough that you’re sitting to write that you will gain some ideas (better ones, even) and you’ll want to either read more into that idea and then write, from your perspective and knowledge, about it. Because now you know what’s working and why and the fact that you have ideas to make it better is enough to get your work in front of interested and engaging readers online.
That’s it. You don’t have to hate writing anymore. You’ve conquered your fear of feeling clueless when it comes to content ideas and creation.
BE YOUR OWN EDITOR
How can you be your own editor when it’s you who’s writing the final draft? You won’t understand how your content is structured unless you’ve used an editor app to enhance it or pick out errors in the sentences. Making use of the Hemingway App or the Grammarly App allows writers to take full advantage of their content to see where they’ve lost their track or where they’ve made a sentence too long or too complex to grasp. Once you’ve checked your article through one of these apps, you can then know, for sure, whether your content structure is good, average, or needs improvement. As improved as your article is when you hit publish, you should know that there’s still always room for improvement. So, with the help of an editor, you get a step closer to being a good writer and a good editor.
MAKE YOUR CONTENT USEFUL
You might want to focus on factual information or even perspective, but making an article useful is one of the greatest challenges for some writers, regardless of the content they’re creating. Everyone has the ability of writing, but that doesn’t mean that this ability to produce words can mean anything unless it’s from either experiences or expertise that moves people. The only way you can affect a reader is by providing useful content. That doesn’t mean tips, how-to articles, and such similarly crafted genres. Usefulness means the ability to produce material of value that helps the reader grow, in some way. This means that you’re giving away words of value at no cost, and the person reading it is receiving an incentive at none either. There is usefulness in the shortest piece of content, and that’s how you do writing the right way, all the time.
If your desire is to build a solid platform to influence people on a topic, your job is to craft your expertise, personality, and behavior towards growth and better word placement. Do you have any that I haven’t tried, yet? Let me know in the comments below about some of your experienced strategies to write the right way.