How to Write Effortlessly

Natalia JonesStarred Page By Natalia Jones, 29th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Even if you write for a living, the prospect of filling a page or two with words can sometimes feel overwhelming. Seasoned writers experience bouts of writer’s block in the same way that newer freelance writers suffer through the agony of getting ideas to flow. When one of these attacks rears its head the concept of writing effortlessly can start to sound like an oxymoron, but it doesn't have to be that way. There are a number of things you can do to make writing become easier.

Brainstorm Ideas

Before you sit down to write, try having a brainstorming session. This is especially useful if you have a few topics that you need to cover but you are still not sure of the specific direction you would like to take. Instead of staring at the blank page while you come up with a title and attempt to move on from there, take a step back and simply think of good ideas and angles. You may not come up with a long list of totally useable ideas, but it is important not to clog the flow of ideas by allowing yourself to become too critical. The point is to get your creative juices flowing.

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Take Regular Breaks

You may not feel like you deserve a break if you have hardly written anything at all, but sometimes it helps to walk away from your writing zone so you can start to think. Getting your mind to focus on something else for a short burst can actually make you more productive when you settle back down to work.

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Leave Editing for Last

When you frustrate the writing process by trying to find the perfect word or phrase before moving on you can stunt your progress without even realizing it. It is much better to write your piece through to the end or at least to a pre-determined point and then take a stab at editing. Editing while you write causes you to start and stop and to become too self-conscious about what you put on the page.

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Break it into Smaller Pieces and Relax!

Instead of thinking of the entire length of a piece, you can mentally break it down into an introduction, a body and a conclusion, which often helps to take some of the anxiety away from writing a lengthier article. Finally, there is no greater tip for effortless writing than just to relax. Much of the time the pressure you put on yourself causes you to break down and makes the writing process much harder than it has to be.

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author avatar Natalia Jones
Natalia Jones is a full time freelance writer and blogger. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (ACCA). She writes on personal finance, business and much more.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Sep 2014 (#)

Awesome post and tips as well, very wise on your advice!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
30th Sep 2014 (#)

And now you've met Fern! This article is good advice even for someone who's been doing this for decades (me). Something as simple as intro/body/conclusion would help me write tighter and spend less time agonizing to fit everything in. Probably I could break up more articles -- like I recently discovered on my MPH book reviews. (I was going to put both in one article, then decided to split it. Much better idea.) Thanks for joining Wikinut, and continued success in your postings!

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author avatar Natalia Jones
30th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks again Phyl... you're very encouraging! I appreciate the warm welcome!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Oct 2014 (#)

Natalia, excellent article and I will also say welcome aboard. I really enjoyed your work and look forward to reading your articles. I hope you have a wonderful day. Smiles to you!

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author avatar Natalia Jones
12th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Nancy! From what I can tell I'm in good company here :)

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

very interesting, thanks for sharing it with us

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