How I transitioned from being an “average” to a “decent” writer? Some simple ways you can adopt too.

Wordsbymeenakshi
2 min readSep 10, 2022

Here you go!

Practice. Write a lot! Commit yourself to write daily. Regardless of how many words you write, stick to it without fail! You’ll see yourself improving as you get into the routine.

Allow yourself to make mistakes. “Perfectionism is a myth”- As cliche as it may sound, there’s no denying that! Initially, you need to get your words down on paper.

Get rid of sentence structure, grammar or typos, or even word choice for that matter. Just keep writing.

Write for yourself first. If you can’t understand your words, your readers won’t either!

Do experiments. Embrace a unique voice or tone in your words. Try something you wouldn’t in a usual scenario. That really helps add depth to your writing.

Write faster. Open your mind to original ideas. Don’t waste your time trying to get it right on the first try. Editing on the go is absurd, tbh!

Have an accountability partner. Writing with a companion allows room for more ideas, feedback, and discussions. So, why not?

Don’t discard or skip a topic because it already exists. Challenge yourself to say it in YOUR way. Your readers will love it!

Please don’t be hard on yourself. You aren’t expected to perform like machines. Take a break. Go for a walk. Have some chit-chat with flowers in your garden. Hold yourself with compassion. You’ll notice how refreshing you feel once you bounce back.

Read a lot. You heard that right! Reading acts as a great source of inspiration. Through it, you can gain insight into the perspective of other writers over the years.

Be sure to create outlines. It’ll save you a lot of time in helping identify which information needs to be there and which does not.

Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t set an unrealistic target to write 500 words daily. Quality triumphs over Quantity, any single day.

Which ones do you relate with?

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Wordsbymeenakshi

Experienced writer, blogger, creative copywriter, avid reader with 6 years of experience in writing quality-rich and well-informed copies.