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How Ordinary Readers Can Become Extraordinary Writers

Among every other thing, the goal of all penmen is to become extraordinary writers: write with more wit and grit, and contribute some tokens to the intellectual world.

Become Extraordinary Writers

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However, should ordinary readers ever dream of writing much less becoming proficient writers? Could they ever have a worth-sharing message?

While these are gut-checks, the reality is that avid readers have upper hands. Not only are they mentally stimulated; reading actually enhances analytical capacities that are always profound than the opinions of an average writer.

Victor Hugo once famously said:

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

From every piece, readers develop intuitive reckonings and reactions (either as additional views or brilliant criticism). The bottom line: readers’ opinion is significant, and writing is a great tool to impact the world around them.

To become extraordinary writers, not just writers, readers need to break the conventional confinements. Follow these actionable tips to unleash the writer in you:

Don’t just read. Communicate with each text.

The first thing readers can do to become extraordinary writers is to change their mindset and approach by engaging texts with a more curious mind. This means they have to pursue more than being entertained while interacting with textual works: novels, books, articles, or blog posts.

Readers with this mindset make the most of every piece of writing thus increasing their chance to formulate credible reactions. Simply put, this is the first step to picking up a pen and following the whisper of the heart.

Have something to say.

No matter the vast knowledge you acquire from reading, it all just slips away when you turn down the impulse to remark. Or don’t you feel motivated when you read? Any negative response would mean you should go back to tip 1.

You feel motivated? Nice.

Then you should stop hesitating. From now on, the creative flows that come from reading should stop wasting. Pick up a pen and start putting down your notions right now. You should do that without the fear of mistakes.

According to Luminita Saviuc, not making mistakes is the biggest mistake. “Mistakes help you let go of fear.”

Keep writing. Keep honing it.

Congratulations!

You’re no more the I-have-nothing-to-say kind of person. You’re now a writer. You’ve started letting out your opinions.

You love it, right? Now you might want to improve.

The art of writing is a commitment that gets easier, day by day. The more you do it, the better you get. Luckily, the internet age has made honing your writing skill an enjoyable task. With a click on your smartphone, you have access to pools of online resources. Click it NOW.

Readers that want to become extraordinary writers do these:

• Research every topic before writing.
• Read at least three different sources.
• Write outlines before developing the write-up.
• Write to express, not impress.
• Find time to revise your writings.
• Lean on (other) expert writers.

The last thing a reader wants to do is shut himself forever. Either for fear or unawareness of inner talent. However, starting a blog is the best way readers can find their voice and become extraordinary writers. This guide post is enough to jump-start you. Start writing NOW.

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