The 3 Kinds Of Writers And Why One Gets All The ATTENTION

 

Ever feel like only a select group of writers are crushing it?

Not just one time; it’s the same group that is consistently dominating the rest. They have the bestsellers. They get the most traffic, they get the social shares and have great products.

Who says you can’t do the same? YOU CAN…with the right approach.

“There are three different kinds of writers:

Those who write without thinking.

Those who think while they write.

The writers who think before they write.”

Very few writers fall into the last category.

That is a summary of something Victor O. Schwab says. Schwab wrote this great book you really should buy.

So, if you want to stand out, think before you write.

If you aren’t getting the response you want, many times problem often lies in your approach.

Many—if not most—writers sit in front of the computer, type out something and then just publish it.

This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.

There’s no strategy, no vision, no reason for publishing other than some “expert” said to post a certain number of times per week.

Very, very few writers are willing to work on a headline for a few hours.

The truth is in most cases it is best to take any “rule” you read as a suggestion and then put your own spin on it.

Be opinionated. Be willing to be wrong. Be willing to stand out and even look a little foolish. The good news is, you have thought about what you are writing, so even if you are wrong, you have good reasoning behind it.

It’s better to be wrong for the right reasons than it is to flat out get lucky and have no thought behind your work.

You’re a writer. You’re not playing the “I’m going to be famous for that one thing I wrote that one-time” game.

Let’s chat about this more in the comments. What is your writing approach?

  • midget38

    Thanks for sharing, Jim. Indeed, one has to put thought into writiing! There’s no point to doing so if we have no voice.

    • Jim

      You bet! Totally agree!

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