Need some writing tips to help you become a better writer?
Here’s a tip you probably don’t hear a lot: One important key to writing good is to feel good while you’re writing.
Think about it. You can’t expect your writing to be good if you’re counting down the minutes until it’s over or telling yourself you suck while writing it, right?
Of course not!
If you want it to be over, it’s probably going to come off rushed. And if you tell yourself you suck then it’s probably going to suck! Manifestation is very real, even when it comes to your writing. 😉
#1: Make Your Writing Time a Sacred Ritual
Making your writing time a sacred ritual will help you get in the mood to write. Sage your room, set some crystals around you, or light some candles.
Crystals for creativity:
- Tiger’s Eye
- Tangerine Quartz
- Blue Lace Agate
I love to use soy-based reiki charged candles from a local business in my city! I prefer soy candles because they’re a little more eco-friendly and non-toxic than regular candles. Also, because I love supporting small local businesses!
#2: Set Intentions
Set intentions before you start writing. What do you want to write? What’s your word count goal? How do you want it to turn out?
Grab a journal and write down those intentions! If you have a whiteboard in front of your desk, you can write your intentions on there too so that you can be reminded every time you look up.
#3: Have Fun/Be Funny
Are you the type of person who cracks yourself up? (me: *raises hand*)
Don’t shy away from that in your writing! Nothing boosts my confidence and creativity more than when I make myself laugh.
It always helps to read or watch something funny beforehand. I highly recommend stand-up comedy!
If you’re ever in a funny mood, take advantage of that and start writing. If you’re not, then just write down the first draft. You can come back and ask yourself, “How can I make this funnier?” later when you’re in a creative mood.
#4: Improve Your Writing Space
It’s important that your writing space inspires you and sparks your creativity.
For the longest time, I didn’t work on improving my writing space, which is a desk in my bedroom.
The walls used to be dark brown (not my choice), but I never painted them because I wanted to save that money to buy a new house instead.
But after working from home for a while, I realized it needed to get done. Getting inspired in an uninspiring space is hard. So I finally made it easy on myself and painted my walls a lighter color.
I immediately noticed a difference in my work! So take it from me: Don’t limit your creativity from reaching its fullest potential. If you can make it better, do it!
#5: Treat Yo Self
If you want to be at your best, you need to give yourself the best.
This is something it took me forever to learn, but it’s one of the best writing tips I can give you.
I used to wake up and immediately start writing articles for clients. I wouldn’t take breaks and I’d keep working until 10 at night.
It’s safe to say that wasn’t the healthiest way to work. Sure, my work was still ok. But I was burned out.
Today, I make it a point to wake up and have a morning routine. I also take breaks throughout the day, work out, spend time outside, meditate, and do breathwork.
My writing improved in every way when I picked up these healthier habits. I’m not a machine, and neither are you. We’re human, and part of being human is taking care of yourself.
5 Writing Tips to Help You Become a Better Writer
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