Does a blank screen intimidate you?
Does the thought of writing 2000 words seem like a tough task?
Do you have an indescribable fear of not being a “good enough” writer?
If so, relax.
Most people do!
That’s why I’m writing this blog post for you.
By sharing my top three tips, I’m going to help you become a more productive writer!
Tip #1. Realize That Writing, Editing ARE Two Different Things
Intuitively, you already know this. But do you realize the differences?
What do writing and editing really involve?
Let’s look at the basic dictionary definitions of each.
Writing is the act of producing and recording words in a form that can be read and understood. It is also the way that you use written words to express your ideas or opinions.
Editing is the act of preparing written material for publication or presentation, by correcting, revising, eliminating, adding, or adapting words, making it suitable or acceptable for others to read.
Blogging, as we all know, involves multiple things, including writing and editing blog posts. (Related read: 5 Things New Bloggers Need to Know)
Once you realize that there is an actual difference between these two processes, you can seek help (if needed) from a professional writer OR editor (or both!) in order to attain your blogging goals.
To become a more productive writer, seeking an editor is often the missing key. Most writers naturally assume that they can edit their own work, when, in reality, it often takes an editor to point out the flaws and weakness in the written piece.
Sure, you can use these 5 self-editing tips.
You can also download my bonus checklist of 17 Editing Tips for Writers!
There are several stages in both the writing and editing processes.
However, the two can be intertwined, which makes people think they are the one and the same. I wil clarify the differences between them now. Read More