Writing Tips Revealed - part 1

Last Update: October 28, 2016

THINK BEFORE YOU WRITE

Do you remember as being a four-year old, how you wrote the characters of your name?

Anyone can write! We learn it early. It seems good news that everyone can do it, and everyone does it. But there is a difference between just writing and writing thoughtfully.

We learn writing at a very young age. But thoughtful writing is only taught in the last years of primary school. Then you start thinking about something like a story, a coherent set of text.

At an older age you learn that different types of texts exist and have different goals. For example, an informative text is highly different from a poem.

That's why I start with one important advice: Think before you write!

Before you realize, you've already written forty pages, but perhaps don't know what it's all about and, if you're not happy with it, have no idea how to improve it.

To avoid confusion it's important to know for what purpose and why you write. It's necessary to think before you start. Writing begins in your head.

In other words, you can already be working on a blog or a book while you're working in the garden, sitting in the sun or taking a shower - that's why writers have such a good life (...)

As a writer or blogger you actually lives a double life!

(to be continued)

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JLennon Premium
Very inciteful, thank you.
My college English professor made me develop an outline before I began to write. It taught me to organize my thinking. It turned out to be one of the best tools I received from my education. As you have said, I think about what I might write as I go about the other tasks of my day.
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despatis Premium
Exactly Joe, good to know that my blog sounds familiar and recognizable to you. Thanks for reading and your positive comment, most appreciated.

Have a great weekend,
Desmond
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emergent Premium
Thank you, Don. I am very interested in reading the rest of this series.
I love writing and look forward to your tips. I am sure they will be a great help to me.
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donyutuc Premium
I've seen some start to write because they can't think. Others write as they think. But thinking before writing works best for me! Thanks Desmond! You have a barrow in the market place! Lol!

Cheers!
Don
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despatis Premium
Thanks so much Don, I'm glad it's helpful.

Regards,
Desmond
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ConnieThomas Premium
Good subject matters to give you great ideas and better writting skills.Thanks
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GayleneNepia Premium
Very good advice
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despatis Premium
Thanks for your kind comment Gaylene, most appreciated.
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DreamAngel Premium
Great advice Desmond! Thanks for sharing!


Barbara
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despatis Premium
Thanks so much Barbara, hope it's helpful.

Desmond
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Donnie58 Premium
Good advice, Desmond! Always plan ahead on all of your written work.
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despatis Premium
Agree Donnie, it's one of the reasons why great ideas often arise in the shower :)

Thanks for your kind comment,
Desmond
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Papi Premium
It all starts in the head Desmond :)
Thinking a little bit here and there.
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despatis Premium
Indeed Papi, but unfortunately it sometimes sounds better in our head than reading it on paper.

Thanks for reading,
Desmond
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Steadfast61 Premium
Very true Desmond, and also the correct word usage to go along with it. www.englishwordmeanings.com
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despatis Premium
Thanks Adrian, an opinion of an English language expert is much appreciated. English is not my mother tongue, so please feel free if you have some linguistic suggestions. I've bookmarked your interesting site, very accessible and understandable.

Cheers,
Desmond
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MPollock Premium
This is good advice thanks, my friend
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despatis Premium
Good to know Mike, hope it's helpful in growing your online audience.

To our success,
Desmond
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drjec Premium
Good post. This is a new way of looking at writing for me.
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despatis Premium
Thanks for reading James, happy to hear that my blog gave you some new perspectives

To our success,
Desmond
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AnthonyMLM Premium
I believe it true, double life I'm living it
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despatis Premium
Very familiar and recognizable isn't Anthony? Thanks for reading and your positive comment.

Cheers,
Desmond
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Loes Premium
Nice put it this way, a double life, I can relate to that, I am always writing ahead in my head Desmond, nice to see you again:)
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despatis Premium
Thanks for your kind comment and encouraging welcome back Loes, as always. Having been busy with my current business activities, but hope to be able to focus on my online study again.

Enjoy your Sunday,
Desmond
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Loes Premium
Thanks, same to you, Desmond, looking forward seeing you around again
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