3 critical tips for beginner writers who don’t have an audience yet

3 critical tips for beginner writers who don’t have an audience yet

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  1. great analogy for writers trying to improve their skills, like a squirrel there is no where to go but up.

    after getting over your fear of criticism, the next biggest obstacle is attracting readers to your content.

    thank you for your useful advice here.
    r.g. ramsey

  2. really inspiring article. i was invited to pitch a documentary concept for the green screen festival, and had to write the script. not being a writer was giving me some serious doubts. your article helped me with what i had the biggest issue with, was how to structure it.

  3. awesome article, stephanie…”when i worked freelance, i was afraid to write my own content for a long time.”

    i write for clients but short-circuit on my own stuff. which looks like this:

    wait, which personas should i target? is that the best category? topic? will they care?

    ugh!

    but, that’s why i’m here! it’s my just-write-your-stuff therapy. cheers!

    p.s. wednesday’s presentation was super helpful. thank you!

    • you’re not as self-conscious writing for clients, right? it’s much easier to see what needs to be said when it’s not your own personal writing.

      so glad we’re your “just-write-your-stuff therapy,” sharyn! well put. and thanks for checking out the live session last week. 🙂

  4. excellent suggestions right there by stefanie!
    just wanted to add this line —

    “be creative practically, and
    be practical with your creativity”

    what i mean is, as soon as you get a creative thought, you don’t jiggle with it and change it until you don’t like to write on it, rather be practical with that thought and immediately transform it into words which certainly need not be perfect.

    when you do that, you gradually see yourself writing more creative content both in quantity and quality. hope it helps some beginners who are into writing but face a shortage of creative content and rock-solid ideas.

    thanks and regards!
    devdutt

  5. great article. i’ve been writing for the past 6-7 months. i’m still working to find the right space (set of topics and themes) to focus on, but i have found that just the act of writing regularly has greatly improved the quality of my work and the rate at which i produce it. i’m working under the assumption that after i’ve written enough, the right area of focus will be clear in retrospect and help narrow things going forward. we’ll see if that works.

  6. these are great tips, stefanie. i am ready to start writing and i’m hoping that will open new doors for my blog and my business.

  7. this is exactly the right article i needed at exactly the right time. i’m a middle school english and history teacher, but i have wanted to be a writer for years. i am finally taking the steps to leave teaching and move into more creative projects, such as starting a blog. i also started a linkedin profile and included “blogger” and “freelance writer,” even though i don’t have any experience. who knows what will happen? thank you for your awesome advice!

  8. the post has the ability to stir the reader to the extent of grabbing a pen and starting to write.

    though i’m not a new writer, i could pick an idea – pursuing 4 ideas a month to produce one post a week.

    👍🏾👍🏾 thanks a lot stefanie

  9. great tips shared here, stefanie!

    i’d like to add that staying teachable is another thing that also helps beginner writers improve and grow an audience. looking back on my personal journey as a freelance writer, the number one reason that kept me from consistently writing is the knowledge that each time i’d do, i’m allowing myself to become vulnerable and open to criticisms, opposing points, and other types of feedback. it can be overwhelming and frustrating for a newbie writer to receive those to the point that they can start questioning their writing skills and abilities.

    however, if you view every critic or feedback as a learning opportunity, they can take these with a grain of salt and use for them to improve and become better.

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