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Swimming is the best physical activity for your body, and there is no better thing that would improve your overall shape and health than this activity! You can swim in a river, in a pool, or you can hire State Swim services to provide your children with the professional swimmers who will teach your kid to swim. In any case, there are some words and phrases that people often misunderstand when it comes to this activity. We will explain some of the most common phrases you will encounter with and as I am specialized in writing, there is no better way to demonstrate everything you should know than through the phrases and writing.
Where can you swim?
As you know, there are several places that are designed for swimming. These places may be: public, indoor, kiddie pool, hot tub or public and secluded beach. The public pool is a type of pool where people can swim as much as they want but they are usually required to pay for such activity and it is usually open/outside. The indoor pool is placed inside the building and it is used mostly throughout the winter. The kiddie pool is the type of pool that you buy in a store and you place it inside your yard.
These come in different sizes (even for adults) but in this case, it is made for children. The next one is a hot tub or sometimes called Jacuzzi. It is not made for swimming but rather for sitting in hot water. Jacuzzi is the hot tub with the specially designed jets that produce bubbles. The public beach is an open one where people pay to get access to it while the secluded one is usually away from cities where you can swim without the presence of other people.
There are swimming trunks, speedos, bikinis, goggles and floaties. Swimming trunks are usually shorts made of special materials that dry quickly. These may be speedos (lightweight pants mostly used for competitions) or simple bathing shorts. Now, bathing suits are something different as these wear women usually and come in one piece.
The subcategory is bikini that comes in two pieces and this gear does not cover the stomach while the bathing suit comes in one piece that covers your chest and stomach. Goggles are used for swimming and diving, though this is not a professional swimming gear. At the end, floaties use kids and these are air-filled floats that go around kid’s arms to prevent sinking.
How to get into water?
You can jump in feet-first, dive in, dive off or perform a somersault. Jump in feet-first is when your feet go to water first (you jump in water). The process of diving in involves getting in water while your head is facing forward, while the dive off is when you jump from a diving board, dock or a cliff. When you do this, you can perform somersault. It is flipping your body forward or backward and if you hit the water with your stomach flat, it is called belly-flopping!
As a better writer, you can progress in education, better conduct business communication, and more enjoy messaging with interesting people. By writing you can also express your thoughts and emotions. You can start your career. Better writing will have a positive impact on your business and private life. Researchers from the New Zealand University of Auckland have discovered that writing has a major impact on health. According to their results, this can double the process of healing from physical injuries.
Talent helps, but is not enough for success. Every person has better and worse days. Accordingly, the inspiration for writing variates. The easiest way to break your block is by writing anything, regardless of how it goes down. Inspiration encourages us to write, but writing also leads to inspiration. You can start by rewriting a newspaper article. It also helps editing already written texts. It’s important to find a way of light work.
How to start?
A lot of people asks say same things to me over and over: “I would like to write my book, I have a lot of inspiration and ideas, but it’s all unconnected. I do not know how to integrate them into a whole,in order for the story to get some quality meaning. Where and how to start?”
So far, I’ve met two types of writers. The first ones, they attempt to create the story structure, and then develop the details of the written elements. Others just start to write according to their inspiration. Randomly write different scenarios, and descriptions of characters and surroundings. In the end, they review the written record and link the appropriate elements to a coherent story.
I think that another approach will better suit all of those who asks me the questions above. There will also be unusable elements, so you will be more curious. However, whatever you do not use for the current story, you can put in your future stories. You can’t write a bestseller in one breath, during you first time. But will get to know you and your inspiration better and all of that will make you a more quality writer.
What about Internet?
The Internet gives you a glimpse into a number of dictionaries, useful information and ideas, insight into others’ experiences, etc. It can therefore be a very useful tool for a disciplined writer. On the other hand, many writers draw attention to forms of online entertainment. On the Internet we often look at e-mail, new news, some entertainment movies, etc. This can greatly slow down our work, and we will not feel satisfied at the end of the day.
So, if you have trouble with discipline, try to avoid any distractions and always write in same time in order to teach your brain to concetrateevery day in the same time on your writing task. Once you get aquaitent with some discipline, you will be able to writte with quality whenewer you want, with the Internet or not.
For years I wrote and edited my work at the same time. I read this advice in a book, and it sounded stupid. Still, I tried, and it turned out to be effective. You wonder what the secret is? People use the left part of the brain for logical tasks and the right half of the brain for creativity.
By continually exchanging tasks we can not take advantage of the deeper potential of our mind. When we allow half an hour of creative writing, without any interruption, we can get deeper inspiration. Then we can spend half an hour devoting ourselves to editing the written, and with more concentration to perfect your text. So, the first tip is:
1. Write first and then edit
I advise you not to overdo it. Long attention to the same operation leads to a counter-effect. It’s a great idea for me to work on a project for about 40 minutes. I take a few minutes of well-deserved breaks and then proceed with another type of task. Try different approaches, and see what suits you.
Emotions give color to your words and produce similar feelings in the readers. Some writers are afraid to express their emotions so that they do not become unprofessional or misunderstood. This is especially difficult for people who have experienced criticism. I will not lie to you, sometimes the writers are really misunderstood. Just remember that the greatest risk is when we do not risk it at all.
The importance of emotional writing can be compared with the experience of a movie. Do you want to watch an action that is completely calm and predictable? Personally, I do not think we’re watching movies and read books in order to be bored. We want to have fun, something to feel and learn.
Imagine getting a birthday gift that you have to unwrap for at least an hour. You would have been interested in what is in it, but it is very likely that you would just give up and look at the other gifts. It’s similar to the texts. Longer introductions can bother the reader, and they will give up before the story goes to an important part.
Write the most important immediately in the beginning. Let the reader experience valuable words, and wish for more. Then try to fill in the promises at the beginning of the text, and surprise your readers with something amazing.
4. Personal style
Copying the style of famous writers do not make much sense. We appreciate their works, but we are always in the search for something new and original. Gradually develop your writing style and you will succeed. Over time, your texts will be recognized even without your signature. When you succeed in doing so, do not close your mind to new ideas and changes. A good writer never stops learning, playing with his imagination, and upgrading existing skills.
I guess if I will be writing about me and my work, if I will give out advice about the writing process, career, contacts, and various tips, maybe I should first write about my inspiration. So I decided to introduce to you the work of Anns Ellie.
And just a disclaimer – she is not my only inspiration, but she is an author which work I truly love, and she is a woman that decided to write about fiction, fairy tales and thrillers just like I did. There aren’t many of us in this type of work, and I think anyone who decides to try a genre that is not standard should get quite a support.
This is the first book in the series and is written by Aron M. Patterson and Ellie Ann. The main character is Sarah Steel, and she is Assistant District Attorney, the youngest and hottest one yet in the courtroom. The twist is this: Sarah is a perfectly innocent successful girl that doesn’t know something quite important – she is a killer. This book is followed by „Twisting Steele” and “Melting Steele”, and all of them made a great impression on the reading public.
„The Silver Sickle“
The story is written in collaboration between Ellie Ann and Troy Aaron Ratliff. This novel is full of suspense, romance, and action. The whole story is told to us in the third person and the chapters are divided between three main characters. This innovative way of storytelling keeps readers glued to this book right until the end of it. I was personally amazed.
„Slice of Life: A multimedia Fairytale“
This was quite ambitious and large project. It is done in a collaboration between illustrators Hezekiah Jones, Theo Love, Emma Lang, Biaka Zaidarhzauva, and Gary Morgan, and between authors Lance Schaubert and Ellie Ann. It is quite an intriguing and innovative idea to combine all the multimedia in order to tell a story. This is a story comprised of illustrations and narrative, with audio and music scenes. Quite a unique experience.
„The day of screams and blood“
A great short story written solely by Ann Ellie, and it is a prologue to the next one – “The Silver Sickle”. This prequel got some amazing reviews and audience was hooked up to read the main one that goes after this. It gives beautiful backstory to the third novel from Sarah Steele saga.
Do you like to write? Does this come naturally, just like breathing the air? Does your environment praise every e-mail or post on the blog? Then, I congratulate and salute you, because you are probably a person who in his walking state uses at least a quarter of your time to think and write.
Regardless of the fact that all the new technology began to shut down the writing as such, now we are all constantly writing something – e-mails, commentaries on Facebook and Twitter, we suffer smilies and abbreviations where we do not need it, and all of that is still not „writing“.
Although it seems at first glance that the writing of the KING of this 21st century, this true writing is not. A list for a drink or SMS is not a creative writing, such as a good blog text, story, novel, song… And it means that if your reach is a comment, like, or a text message, you are surely not a writer. But, if you write in a year like 40.000 words, then that is serious. So it means that you’re infected with a disease called creative writing. So, it means this article is for you. Here are tips and suggestions on how to start writing better. What is enough to start?
Before you sit down to write anything, ask yourself: why do I write? What do I want to do with writing? Are you writing to treat someone? Became famous? Cradled the soul? Defeat the injustice of this world? Or to avenge your professor from the middle school, who did not want to give you more than a passing grade? Best writing always has a clear and bold intention. Think about it and dedicate yourself to it.
Get to the point
If in your writing no one can separate the head from the tail if you are constantly writing something without making clear what you wanted to say, think again and write it down short because no one will settle down to read your chaos.
Albert Einstein once said: “If you can not explain something to a six years old child, it means you do not understand yourself.” Imagine writing something for kindergarten children – restless, “with a lack of attention”. Try to explain to a kid what you do, for example. Practice this a bit, and you will see that the results will be surprising! Clean your language from unnecessary words, misunderstandings, and confusion.
Have you noticed that writing does not go hand in hand when you are nervous, angry when you hate someone, and when you try to squeeze out some meaningful word at all costs? Have you noticed that it never works properly? The best state for writing is to relax. Take a shower, lie in the tub, go for a walk… anything that will put you back in balance. When the body is calm, the brain works best.
This is the initial mistake of the writers is lying to their audience. We all know that a good title and introduction are attracting attention, but this should not be manipulated. If you really have a good idea that attracts attention, make it thoroughly elaborated through the text. So the first thing you should be careful about as a writer is:
1. Do not lie to your readers
We can fool a reader once, but he will never trust us again and will share his negative experience with others.
2. Avoid using adjectives
Adjectives do not have the power of expressions like nouns and verbs have. Use them only when they are inevitable. So your sentences will leave a much better impression. In doing so, the most attention is paid to the following. Never use two or more adjectives in a row. Some writers thus try to strengthen the impression of the sentence, but unsuccessfully. In fact, they leave the impression of persistent sales attempts, so readers quickly lose trust and interest. See the following two examples.
3. Do not repeat what is already written
No one is interested in a text that is just spinning in loops. It’s a waste of time for writers and readers. On the other hand, a good text is always appreciated, regardless of its length.
Sometimes you will come up with great ideas, and you will want to repeat them in the text. Do not! It does not matter if you want to help readers find it essential. If the idea is good and well presented, it will be noticed. Repeating the impression of the same idea weakens it, and the whole text becomes boring.
4. Reduce your ego
I know this is easier said than done. We all have an ego, and it has its meaning. The problem is when we emphasize it too much. Readers feel it, and they often do not like it. They get the impression that we wrote more for ourselves than for them. The biggest problem arises when we place our views on others, believing that we are definitely right.
How can you notice your ego in written words? Be sure to read the text several times. I recommend doing this at different times of the day, and in different moods, so you will also notice and correct some grammatical errors. When viewing, pay attention to the word “I”. Greater expression of the ego is always accompanied by a greater occurrence of this word.
5. Reduce the use of “etc.”
It is practical to finish the sentence with this acronym. Especially when you do not know what to list more. Unfortunately, it gives the impression that you do not know enough about the topic you are writing about. Try to list the most important, and explain how to identify the rest. It generally leaves a leaves a bad impression. You are the writer of that text. If you don’t know what goes instead of “etc.” who will?
I’ve been running away from writing for my soul all my life. I never had time. Enough loneliness. The idea that you can not live from writing can be repeated as a mantra. Part of the writing need was satisfied as a professor, a lecturer, a book event organizer, copywriter. And then my life was upside down. And now I began to write and enjoy writing. Errors were numerous, but these were the most important – they represent common illusions that will make you impossible to become a good writer. Do you recognize them?
1. It’s all up to you.
One of the most widespread deceptions is that your work depends only on you. You are convinced that writing is a form of self-expression, some kind of extension of your brain, your soul’s parts are transferred to paper. To write well, you just need to be authentic, and if they do not like that, they go upstairs.
The trouble is that here, as with all deception, there is a grain of truth. Originality is, of course, a good thing, but only to the extent that people enjoy what you are doing. To be a successful writer, you need to stop thinking about who you are and to think about what the audience wants.
2. Conquering an audience requires time
One of the last shelters for a writer struggling to survive is the idea that it is only a matter of time to acquire an audience (to be known). This sounds reasonable. Nobody became known overnight. Not even a woman who wrote Harry Potter.
True, acquiring an audience can be a very slow process, but not because people do not know who you are, or are unable to understand your ingenuity, after so many years of writing (and publishing, thank God on the internet). The right reason is that you are a beginner who is doing everything wrong, and it takes time for you to find out how things work. In other words, you do not have to wait for the world. The world is waiting for you.
3. You are convinced that you know what you are doing.
Since when you know about yourself, you wrote. However, you did not receive Pulitzer or the like, but those teachers in the primary, with all the family and friends, were stunned. Maybe you even did something for newspapers, Blog, commercials, so you have something to put in a biography. And now you’re convinced that it makes you different.
Hmmm. I will never stop wondering how many writers live in this belief. They quite sincerely think that knowing all the letters, grammar, and fake smiles of friends and family, are enough to be good writers. It’s not like that. The difference in writing for friends, and the writing of glory and recognition throughout the world, is like heaven and earth. You need to dedicate years of living and working to perfect your pen, and even then it’s not certain if a good writer will come from you.