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You don’t have to be perfect you just need to write

By FRECKLES AND LEMONADE Published 2 years ago 5 min read
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Living a life without fear is possible. We all have moments when we’re not at our best, but that doesn’t mean you stop writing! As long as your words are meaningful and convey what’s on your mind then they will create more creativity for yourself which can lead to new ideas or perspectives on a topic. Trust me I have had to tell myself this several times.

There’s nothing wrong with not having everything figured out. In fact it’s perfectly natural. We’re all still learning and growing, and there’s no shame in that. The key is to not get stuck in a rut, but to keep moving forward even when you don’t have all the answers.

Here are a few tips for getting out of your rut and continuing to grow

1.Be patient- Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your understanding of the world be.

2.Allow yourself time to learn and grow at your own pace.

3.Be curious- Explore new ideas and perspectives even if they make you uncomfortable.

4.The more you learn the more you’ll know.

5.Get curious about the world around you.

6.What fascinates you? What don’t you understand? Dig deeper and ask questions. Stay Curious!

7.Try something new. Step outside of your comfort zone and explore different activities, hobbies, or subjects.

8.Be open to change. Accept that you will make mistakes and that it’s okay to not have all the answers.

9.Allow yourself to grow.

10.You don’t need to have a perfect writing style in order to be a good writer

Writing is like exercise for your muscles. You don’t need to have an impeccable writing style (muscles) in order be good at it. All you have do is keep exercising those fingers! As long as we’re working hard on our portfolio of articles, essays or any other type written material that you enjoy. Then you will continue to grow stronger with each passing day.

Just remember writing is like lifting weights for your brain. It’s not about having the perfect style or voice but rather just keeping at it! You’ll grow into an excellent writer with time if you continue to exercise that muscle everyday by writing new material.Don’t be afraid to experiment with your writing and try new things

There’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to experimenting with your writing. Trying new things is part of the fun! You never know what might work until you try it. Never be afraid to experiment with different styles or approaches. You might find some that natural to you and produces great results.

This can help you find your voice and develop your own unique style. It can also help keep your writing fresh and interesting.

Allow yourself time to grow and develop as a writer. Like a fine wine, the process of writing gets better with age. The longer you do it and take the time to develop your craftsmanship the more accomplished of a writer you will become.

We as writers all want readers who are captivated by what we have written but none of us have patience for the long haul. I know I struggle with this I just want to hit the publish button and I know in the back of my mind I need to take my time and slow down.

So many writers stop at some point in their journey only realizing they’re still very far from where they began. Because without practice no matter how good someone thinks he/she may be there’s always room for improvement. Some of the greatest novelist definitely don’t stop writing after they have wrote they’re first novel.

The saying goes for aspiring writers as well. The trick is you want to be prepared for when that big opportunity is given or right around the corner. You don’t want to have to be scrambling for what to do, you should be able to attack it with full confidence. You should never stop practicing no matter how silly your words might sound to you. One day soon your words will motivate someone else.

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There is no one way to write find what works best for you

Writing is a personal and individual experience that can take many different forms. Genres may vary depending on the audience you’re trying to attract and how much guidance they’ll provide for your work. But even within these broad categories there are countless styles with their own unique characteristics. So don’t get discouraged or ever feel constrained by any one genre!

There’s no one way to write. If you’re not sure what type of genre you want to write in. I would encourage exploring different types until you find what you like. The best part about it is you control the pen.

Write in a style or genre that you’re not familiar with. This can help you learn new techniques and approaches, and also expand your horizons as new writers.

Write outside your comfort zone. This could mean writing about topics or situations that make you feel uncomfortable, or taking on a new challenge such as writing a novel or short stories.

Play around with different methods of writing.

There are four different types of writing styles

  • Expository writing is used to explain something. It is often used in non-fiction text such as magazine articles,academic essays and scientific reports.
  • Persuasive writing is used to convince the reader to believe or do something. Persuasive writing is very common in Ad campaigns where marketing wants to convince you to buy something. (Example: Chippers are the crispiest, crunchiest, and most delicious brand of chips you will ever taste. Buy a bag today)
  • Narrative writing tells a story. It often uses first person point of view and includes dialogue. It’s written with sensory details and bright descriptions that involve the reader.
  • Descriptive writing uses sensory details to describe something. This type of writing is a powerful way to communicate an experience you’ve had or illustrate a subject in which you have expertise.
  • Don’t compare yourself to other writers we can all bring something to the table.

    One of the most important things a writer can do is not compare themselves to other writers. We are all on our own path and have unique voices, so it’s impossible for anyone ( including myself) to fairly judge or measure ourselves against others. Not only does this type of comparison create unfairness with how I feel about my work compared to someone else. But also causes me to get none of my work done.

    Writing is a process of self-discovery. You are not just writing for your readers but also to express yourself and explore new worlds through creative channels that may be more suited towards you than others, which means it’s important how much time investing in trying different styles helps improves any weaknesses as well.

    Successful writers and authors know that you need time to practice and hone your craft. If they stop in the middle, there will be no way for them to know how far they’ve come or what heights can still be reached with more dedication on their part.

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    It can be hard to keep writing when you don’t feel like your best self, but it’s important to remember that your words are still meaningful. Don’t get stuck in a rut, keep moving forward and growing even when you don’t have all the answers. And be ok with not having your writing all figured out. There’s nothing wrong with being in the process after all we’re all still learning.

    Always thank you for reading.

    Until next time stay curious!

    Yours Truly, Freckles and Lemonade 🍋


    About the Creator


    Freckles and Lemonade is a Writer, Creative Thinker and Content Creator of many sorts. She loves to use her talents to help others find their light. Writing has always been a passion of hers.

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