Are you a member of the writers gym? If you are, then you know too well how to tone your writers muscles. Writers muscles are like a body builders biceps. We build them actively using our brain and using it often. Writers who struggle with their flow of writing and their grammar need a membership to the writers gym.
I’m a member of the writers gym myself and without it I wouldn’t know how I would be able to stay muscled up to get work.
Ok, the above paragraph was all made up. There is no writers gym, but there certainly are writers muscles (others call it our brain). I guess what I’m trying to say is that unless you write often, you will struggle with all sorts of things. It could be grammar, ideas, inspiration, desire, passion or lack of want. I think you know by now that passion for the cause (whatever that might be) is essential to your own success but it isn’t enough.
Unless we exercise our passion nothing happens. Think soccer players, musicians, actors. Much like them we as writers need to stay active to keep growing and the only way to do this is to keep writing.
I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I write some 3,000 to 5,000 words daily. This would include all my own blogs, my clients blogs and all my other freelance clients.
Writing is my writers gym! By writing daily I am improving my skills all the time and I would be wrong to think that because others tell me I write well I reached a certain level and that’s it.
Maybe when I get paid $75 an hour I might think this, but then I am not the person who stays still and stop growing, so it won’t happen. I thrive on learning new things every day and the pay off for me is when I acquire new knowledge that I can use to implement into my business.
My membership to the writers gym allows me to practice my skills, improve them and at the same time become more known in the blogosphere. For me it is a business plan and nothing else.
Partially branding – partially networking and all with a big pinch of hard work and long hours, throw in tons of fun and excitement as well as happiness and that is my recipe for a successful future.
What is your recipe? I’d love to know, maybe we can bake a cake together one day.