Welcome to my writer’s blog. I hope my blog will help all aspiring writers get articles, columns, poetry, and books published. And, I hope that it will also help you promote yourselves as writers.
Anyone can be a published writer. You will need to learn the simple steps. It’s like learning plumbing or carpentry. There is no mystique to getting published, even though most people think there is.
Even if you’ve never written anything except a letter, you can learn to write articles, columns, poetry, and books. Everyone has basic writing skills, but these skills need to be cultivated so that people will read what you write.
So many aspiring informational writers don’t write in a readable style. You must learn to write in short sentences, using an economy of words. You need to be brutal about editing what you write. You also need to write in short paragraphs, so your writing is attractive to the reader’s eye.
Remember that writing is not me-centered. It is for the reader, not you. Always consider your audience. Your readers do not want to wade through a lot of information to get to the point that you are trying to make.
Grab the reader’s attention from the beginning with interesting information. You are not writing an English composition that will work its way up to the most important information. You want the reader to be interested enough to continue reading and turn the page. Writing should be interesting, clean, and crisp with smooth transitions from one paragraph to another.
Most of all, writing should be fun, not tedious. If you focus on writing in a simple way, breaking down information comprehensibly– without using a lot of technical terms–you’ll find that your writing is an enjoyable, rewarding process.
As for poetry, write with strong images. Think of yourself as a painter who creates vivid images. You should create vivid images through your words. Don’t just write sentences and try to pass them off as poetry. Too much free verse is like that.
Read poetry by master poets who treat it as the art that it is. Become interested in traditional forms of poetry, too.
Whatever genre of writing you choose to do, learn to write it well by doing a lot of reading in that genre.