Writing Passion… What Makes An Author Stand Out?
If you are an avid reader; you must have a list of authors whom you consider to be your favorite. There is always a reason as to why your love reading the books they write. You simply can’t get bored by any of their books. Usually most authors who write several books can be entertaining. But each of their books is likely to be more or less the same story being told in slightly different circumstances. However, there are authors; whose books never possess the element of predictability. These are authors who know how to create compelling characters (with different traits in each of their books); whom every reader can easily engage with.
Many people always yearn to be like such author. Every writer will try as much to create a different story from the one he earlier created. But at times the elements of adventure may fail to vary. Thus, the author can’t connect with readers in a unique way.
Plan your Schedule
What usually makes an author stand out? This is a question; which begs many answers. As much as writers are born; they are also made. A good writers usually takes is time to plan ahead of commencing a writing project. If you want to be a good writer; first thin you must plan is about the content that you are going to pen down.
For you to have a mastery of the content you want to venture in, you must have read a lot of material about the specific genre, so that you can know what it entails. Reading makes you learn the specific styles used and how twists are usually involved especially in fictional writing. It is also important that you get versed with other genres. A little mix of some genres in a piece of writing can also produce some lovely effects.
Then you have to plan on you time
Think about allocating some time for you project even if you are involved other daily tasks. Then you need to make it a habit to stick on to your schedule each day. Then master the habit of being consistent with the flow of your writing. You need to have a clear clue of what you are writing about and the best format which make you work stand out.
Try to be as unpredictable as possible. Let you work be original and do not try to imitate another circumstance that you are aware of or you wrote about in some other work. You also need to be concise and you work should be readable and entertaining. Also the education part of your project should stand out. Most stories penned down usually are meat to pass a message to the readers and you should find an interesting way to do so.
Maintain Discipline in Writing
Writing can at times be more boring. It is necessary that you review and analyze your schedule from time to time and learn to pin point areas which you may have lagged behind. You need to discipline yourself with time. You shouldn’t use time allocated for writing for other personal things. Discipline makes you focus and ensures that you are able to complete your project within the designated period of time.
One of the best ways of maintaining discipline in your project is by learning on the styles and skills required especially if you are starting out. This makes you moves faster and also become passionate about what you are doing.
A daily journal is always one of the best ways to help you track your progress and enable you to visualize if you are going to attain you goals. At times it is best if you surround yourself with other motivated writers. Motivated people will always encourage you and at times may help you when you get stuck. A word of encouragement usually works wonders.
Most importantly, dedicating your piece of writing to family, a special one of people who have mentored you helps you to be more motivated. Psychologically, you feel obligated to persons that you have dedicated your work to and you find yourself guilty if you do not complete your project or let them down. Find someone who inspires you work and dedicated it to him/her.