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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Writing is Difficult: How to Overcome it?

I enjoyed reading a lot and from my childhood, I knew that I always wanted to be a journalist or writer. So, I enjoy blogging simply because it is a kind of writing. It is almost three years that I am Just blogging and doing nothing else. Can you imagine giving up three years of your life just for bogging? I guess that not too many people would want to do that. I can assure you from my experience that it is very tough to earn a living through the work. It’s in fact more than writing. You’ll not only have to write but also have to make sure that you can’t get enough visitors to your writings. This is the most difficult part- you have to be a writer and a marketer at the same time.

When I was a student, I had very difficult time to write my assignments because writing seemed to be difficult to meet. I understand that it is a common problem among the most students around the world and The first thing I like to say to you is that even after finishing your studies, you are going to face this problem. Writing is indeed very difficult and it is of course more than just typing. In no way, you can write whatever you want. You have to organize your thoughts and then write something decent. You have to think of what you are saying and you have to also look at your use of words and grammatical structures. Thus, there is no doubt that writing is a very difficult process no matter what you want to write.

How to overcome the problem? I have to say that of finding the answer to such a question is very difficult simply because what works for me may not be a good solution for you. I’m just sharing my ideas about this matter and I really like you to think a lot and try to figure out what may work for you.

Normally, the first thing I do is to talk with myself. I try to figure out What is the alternative to me. For example, if I do not want to write or do not enjoy writing or even want to write but nothing is coming out of my pen or computer then what I can do for a living? I have some university education and maybe, I can find a job in teaching are as an executive in a company. Still, I will need to do writing because I studied literature and writing is perhaps the only skill that I have. I tried to do 9-5 jobs but I understood at a very early stages that it was not something for me. When I think of the alternative, I really can get some motivation back for sitting in computer and write something.

 

Really, if you were restored and then you should also perhaps the same kind of question: what is the alternative to you of studying? I think that if there would be two answers or options to this question. One answer will be that really there is no alternative for you (like me) to continue studying in university or college. The second answer may that you can do another thing. For that another thing- still two things will come. If it is indeed a good option for your career and future. Secondly, if it is something that you will really enjoy or enjoy more than reading and writing?

I am assuming that you have decided just like me and you want to write. Fine, now what you need to do is to write. Well, writing becomes boring from time to time and even, writing becomes difficult and nothing comes out from our head no matter whatever we try. This is the problem that sometimes happens to me and today is one such day. I have started a new blog about South Asia. This is the fourth blog that I am working on South Asian topic. So, I know about my field a lot. Still, I am tired and I have little motivation to write. Yes, I told myself about the alternatives and I found the same reply that I like nothing more than writing and this is the thing that I really know best. Still, writing seemed difficult for me. So, in the evening, I decided to change my topic and instead, I wrote this entry for this literature blog.

I feel more refreshed now. I would urge to give it a shot. I mean when writing appears to be very difficult for you then try this way. Just write anything you like. Do you maintain a diary or journal? Then write there. Write anything anywhere you feel comfortable. Just write and write.

If you want to have expert advice about it then I would like to direct you to this article of Anne Wayman:

Can’t Get Your Writing Project Started? Just Start Anyway!

 

Anne Wayman is a veteran freelance writer who has been in the freelance writing business for nearly 3 decades. I took her interview a few weeks ago and you can read that too for some more advice. 

2 comments:

  1. Writing is really a disgusting matter but the true is that without writing you can not developed yourself whether it is England or any language. Writing helps us to think more and more theory and later put them together with correct manner. We have to follow and be careful about grammatical mistake when we are supposed to write any article. The important fact is that reading is more interesting than writing. We never show our reluctance about reading but when it comes about writing then many of we feel either tired or bore. I believe that only pleasure can work effectively to write something and develop our writing skill. In my point of view, blogging is the best way to earn money besides writing practice. It is obviously interesting to earn money by writing article in blog.

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  2. Great blog about difficulty and joys of writing here:
    http://aemayer.com/blog/

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