Writing clearly is a skill
I believe writing and thinking clearly is a skill. This means that with practice I can improve.
When I write I keep these ideas in mind. They help me enjoy the writing process.
The writing process
When I start writing I often feel aimless. What should I write about?
I have learned that feeling aimless is normal. Ideas will come once I get to work.
After I start I always find that practicing writing is fun.
My ideas often start out vague. This used to bother me.
I have learned not to worry. After I edit an idea a couple of times it usually becomes clear and interesting.
Some ways I edit
A pessimistic view is not very useful. I prefer being optimistic.
Instead of believing, “I can’t write clearly”…
I like to believe, “writing clearly is a skill and I can improve.”
My writing can often use more details.
When I write, “I need a ‘unifying vision'”, I ask myself what a ‘unifying vision’ is.
I usually come up with something clearer.
I hope you find these ideas useful.
Have some tips of your own? Let me know. Send me a message on twitter: @wschlender