How Can You Utilize the Lockdown Period Efficiently to Improve Your Writing?
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How many of you have heard the term ‘born writer’? How many of you agree with the fact that writers are born and not nurtured? Well, it is not wrong to say that many people are born with the talent of writing. But many others dare to dream, initiate, and, take efforts to learn this art. Yes, writing can also be mastered by continuous efforts of learning new writing techniques, and the lockdown period is the best time to do this. It is a blessing in disguise for writers and aspirant writers who can unlock the ways to improve their writing.
Behind every good writer, there is a good reader
To write exceptionally well, you need to read voraciously. By reading others’ works, you get a lot of new perspectives, become aware of other writers’ narrative skills, build new vocabulary, learn new ways of sentence structuring and plot development ideas, and much more. It will also help you improve your language, which according to a recent poll conducted by BUUKS, is one of the most significant factors to make a book click. Two times Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood, once said “Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones.”
Writing is a marathon, not a sprint
If you are assuming that you can be a good writer by writing whenever your mood commands, then you are wrong. To be a good writer, you cannot be a slave of your mood swings. You need to maintain a disciplined regime, that too a regular one. Write daily no matter what stops you. Be persistent and gradual in your growth, and don’t expect a sudden success. Many popular authors, including J.K. Rowling, could do it only because of their consistent efforts. After all, writing is a marathon and not a sprint.
You have all your time to start your blog
If you aspire to publish a book in the future or have already done it, then blogging can be one of the best ways to build and expand your fan base. And what can be the best time to start your blog than this lockdown period?
Build your network
Writing calls for a different community in itself as writers are specially gifted people. Joining such writing communities can help you build your network and connect with like-minded people. For this, you can join various authentic writers’ groups on different social media platforms, which can help in your mutual growth.
Learn and write online
With the world shut down within the four walls of our homes, there is a smart way to ensure that your writing journey continues. There are many online writing classes and contests trending these days, which you can join to maintain the rhythm of your passion.
BUUKS is also conducting an online writing contest. You can send us your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 30th April 2020.
To know more about the BUUKS writing contest, click here