The Million Dollar Writer’s Crest

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Being a writer is often seen as a job for the solitude or better still those who are less busy. That misconception must change as writing itself transcends human existence. Today the web cannot survive without writing, as it is the million dollar industry now that gets the World Wide Web rolling.

As a writer you need to keep yourself abreast with this knowledge in order to be effective and efficient. The Wikipedia free encyclopaedia defines Writing as a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. Writing is not a language but a form of technology. Within a language system, writing relies on many of the same structures as speech, such as vocabulary, grammar and semantics, with the added dependency of a system of signs or symbols, usually in the form of a formal alphabet. It went on further to define a writer as a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, news articles, screenplays, essays, theme park scripts, greeting cards, children’s books or published texts. Skilled writers are able to use language to express ideas and their work contributes significantly to the cultural content of a society.

Your passionate appeal as a writer will sure get your ideas and contributions compelling such that your readers are always enthused and naturally influenced by the contents of your writing

Great opportunities abound for writers who tapped into this million dollar industry to earn for themselves the enviable rich life style. There are certain qualities that distinct, writers with influence and affluence. Without these the writer cannot make a difference in the industry.

Focused:

To be focused means to be engrossed or dedicated at or what you do. The writer must possessed this quality to enable him achieve the set objective of passing across the intended ideas or contributions to the readership. Staying focus is vital to a successful writer.

Development:

A writer who does not develop himself or herself soon starts fading off the scene or becomes obsolete with time. A writer who wants to make impact must be one who is voracious at reading also. Your reading not only enhances and makes you a good writer but abreast with current and relevant updated matters.

Materiality:

Our society tends to value abstract thinking and generalizations over concrete particularities, but this tends to lead to particularly limp and empty writing. The best writing, even when the subject is an abstraction, grounds its topic in the real world through examples, metaphors and analogies, and storytelling. This is an intensification of the old “show, don’t tell” rule – powerful writing doesn’t just show, it shows in real-world ways that are easily approachable.

Compelling:

Your passionate appeal as a writer will sure get your ideas and contributions compelling such that your readers are always enthused and naturally influenced by the contents of your writing. If as a writer your words are not persuasive then you are not making an impact.

Passion:

The importance of being passionate as a writer cannot be overemphasized. Passion and enthusiasm rank highly among the most desirable qualities for job candidates. This is because people who love what they do are more successful — psychological research confirms this. Those who display what’s called “harmonious passion” — a healthy interest, as opposed to an unhealthy obsession— tend to perform better at work and feel better overall. As a writer you must have a love of language, a desire to communicate, and a delight in telling stories. Passion is the creative energy that carries you through times of uncertainty and rejection. It’s the voice that says quietly and consistently “be a writer.”

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Discipline:

Discipline as a writer makes a better and effective writer, Very little gets written if the writer waits for inspiration and makes no attempt to write regularly. It is important to keep what has been called the writing muscle in your mind in the flexible easy condition which is brought about by regular use. It is a very good idea to prepare you a timetable for writing and to stick to it

Observation:

Writers watch people and events and store away material which they can use later. Reading and re-reading to see how published authors have coped with their problems is another essential form of observation.

Self-confidence:

This is an indispensable ingredient necessary to making a writer with a difference. You must have enough self-confidence to decide that it is time to stop fiddling about and to send the material off in the belief that it is good enough to get published. It is good to stop thinking of yourself as a dilettante, an amateur – tell yourself that you are professional writer, and then behave like one. This means taking a serious attitude to your work (even if you are writing humour), trying to perfect your craft, learning something about publication processes, whether of books or of magazines, or any other way in which your work might be brought before the public, and generally meeting the criteria needed for success.

Audience:

Possibly the two most important things a writer must consider are audience and purpose.   Communication can’t happen without another and it is useless without a general or specific agenda.  For a writer, it just makes good sense to know who you are directing your work toward and what it is you want your work to accomplish.  And it’s equally important that your reader feels a part of your intended audience and that she understands what you want your work to say to her.  In this sense, audience and purpose work in two directions: A writer’s audience will influence his purpose, while his purpose will influence which audience the writer chooses to address.  The terms are symbiotic.

The crest to every writer’s career and success is wrapped up with the aforementioned values, and finally I leave you with the words of George Orwell, he said the “scrupulous writer” will ask himself at least four questions in every sentence: “What am I trying to say? What words will express it? What image or idiom will make it clearer? Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? And he or she will probably ask himself two more: Could I put it more shortly? Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?

 

 

 

 

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