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.