How To Improve Writing Skills

How to improve writing skillsToday I am facing a huge challenge! I am currently working on Phase 3 of the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp, lesson 6! Today’s task is called ”Power writing gone wild”. More precisely, my task is to write for 30 minutes straight and when an alarm goes off, I HAVE TO STOP and post my results in a discussion thread.

This page is for everyone who would like to learn how to improve writing skills. As always, I will share my experience and what I have learned in the last 122 days!

What a challenge


I am writing this in a real time and feeling stressed a lot. Lol. But this is a positive pressure. Grammarly is catching my typing mistakes, and I am trying to ignore them since my goal is to write as much as I can of the quality content in the next 30 minutes.
Holly Molly! I have 24 more minutes! Haha! Ok.

Let’s get serious. 

 

My first blog posts


My first blog post was born on July 26th, 2016. That was the first day of my Wealthy Affiliate journal. That seemed like the best way to start. I was afraid of making mistakes and being judged, so I decided to write only for the Wealthy Affiliate members. I had a great motivation, though. I wanted to record each step I take along my Wealthy Affiliate journey.

Communication in English wasn’t so challenging for me anymore, after the years I spent working for the Carnival Cruise Line, but writing. Hmm actually, writing for people, that’s the new life chapter. An advanced English level for me.

15 more minutes


Oh my God! I’ve written 256 words in 15 minutes? That’s almost a half of the post, and I almost said nothing. Lol
My average time for writing a blog post is about 3 hours, and this is such a big challenge!

Well, my dear friends, readers, if you are still with me, thank you so much!

Make a short script of your page 


I should have planned each chapter of this page.
Ok. So I had a clear idea what to include in this page. But I haven’t written subtitles on the paper. And I was supposed to do that right?
It would be much easier now to go through this challenge. However, that’s something that improves writing a lot. This time I was just into beating this challenge 🙂

Focus


It’s so important to stay focused. My nephews just came home, and I couldn’t help myself but to stop my thoughts and greet them.

Environment


I am working at home, while my whole family is here. And guess what? I have my headphones on listening to relaxing music with binaural sounds in a background. And I hear nothing but my music 🙂
Try that; it’s so helpful!!!
Binaural sounds increase my concentration, focus and stimulate my inspiration.

 Morning routine


Whether I am going to work or not that day, my morning routine is always the same. And it takes about an hour.

I set my alarm for 33 minutes and start my favorite part of the day:

  • Autogenic training
  • Silent meditation (until alarm goes off)
  • Chakra breathing meditation
  • Energising exercise
  • Thanking for all that I am and all that I have
  • Singing my affirmation song
  • Taking two coffee spoons of honey and two glasses of water
  • Taking 15 drops of Gingko Biloba tincture

After that, I am ready for the rest of the morning/daily routine.
P.S. Ever since I’ve been practicing this routine (started on the September 5th), I realized that I’ve been more focused, inspired, open and I’ve increased my self-confidence a lot.

35 more seconds!!!


I will take a snapshot of this page so that I have recorded what I have done!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!!!

 

The Summary of an updated version of this page 🙂 


Ok. Let’s review what are my tools for improving writing skills:

  • Following the Wealthy Affiliate training (step by step, task by task)
  • Accepting all kinds of challenges that Kyle gives us (he is a very successful online marketer, a great example, and teacher – a million after all)
  • Using all the benefits that Wealthy Affiliate membership gives us (lessons, tutorials, live chat, support, networking, blogging)
  • Planning and Prewriting a short script of the page
  • Staying focused
  • Creating a pleasant environment and being relaxed
  • Creating a morning routine (you can feel free to use mine)
  • Sharing the content within the community (that helps a lot)
  • Writing down the ideas as soon as they arrive
  • Being kind to yourself

 

Here are my screenshots. Notice my Grammarly corrections that I had to ignore. And I am such a huge perfectionist. This lesson was a hard but fun challenge for me.

How to improve writing skills
How to improve writing skills

How to improve writing skills

Post thread


As usual, Kyle encourage us to post our new pages in a post thread he includes in almost each lesson.

The purpose of it is to exchange a feedback with other
Wealthy Affiliate members, get some insights, suggestions which lead towards an improvement of the marketing skills. Here is mine 🙂

How to improve writing skills

 

I hope you had fun reading this post as much as I have had writing it. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to leave them in a comment section. I would also like to hear, what’s your experience with writing?

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18 comments

  1. John Vine says:

    So, along with your music, you have binaural beats in the background. May I ask what frequencies you use, and what brain wave state you are trying for?

    • Sunny says:

      I am finding them on Youtube. For example this one: Alpha Waves, Relaxing Studying Music, Brain Power, Focus Concentration Music
      https://youtu.be/lecITZkWqzg

      I was thinking before, what if someone makes the wrong ones with a purpose of messing around with people?
      How can I know that?

    • Grace | Work Anywhere Now says:

      I like your list of things on how to improve your writing! Thanks for those tips, I will sure put them in my back pocket. That was a neat challenge you had in your lesson. Going through those lessons never gets bored for me. 🙂

      • Sunny says:

        Thanks Grace 🙂
        Oh yes, it was crazy. I created one more on that principle but I still spent about 2 hours on making it beautiful 🙂

      • Simon says:

        I do like the advantages associated with breaking a page down with headings before you get started. This gives you an overall direction leaving you to then fill in the quality content. Great idea, I will give this a go.

        It takes me over half a day to write a blog post never mind the 3 hours you’re trying to beat. Wow, I have got to speed up a bit – LOL.
        Thanks for your inspiration. Another fab article.
        Simon.

        • Sunny says:

          Lol Simon, we talked about that earlier this Autumn, and I remember mentioning those 4-5 hours per blog post. That’s hilarious. I need less than that now as well 🙂
          I am so glad for you too lol

          Best,
          Sunny

        • Sean Thomas says:

          Hey Sunny, I really enjoyed reading this. Looks like you have a great morning routine. I´m very…. well, unorganized with my writing. I manage to distract my self all too easily.

          As for typing mistakes. My laptop is set to Spanish and so it underlines everything as a mistake and changes some of the words itself lol. It takes me ages to read and re read to spot the mistakes.

          Thanks for posting this

          Sean

          • Sunny says:

            You should get Grammarly then. It’s for free and it’s an amazing tool I’ve been using for a while now. I used to get comments with a lot of corrections but not anymore. You can read about it here as well What Is Grammarly For

            Best of luck Sean, and thanks for stopping by!
            Sunny

          • Igor says:

            Hi Sunny,

            Nice site. Go for it!
            Congrats!
            Čestitke.
            Lp,
            Igor

            • Sunny says:

              Thanks Igor.
              Hvala 🙂

            • Michelle says:

              WOW…the clock is ticking and so are you!
              Lovely article,Sunny. And I think you did pretty good given the time and space, so you need to congratulate yourself – good job!
              Wealthy Affiliate sure has a lot of resources and makes learning exciting as well as easy. Keep going, it can only get better.
              Much success.

              • Sunny says:

                That post is my big pride lol
                It was a stressful process for me and my family. But I was so happy when I proved to myself that I can actually ”move” my limits even further 🙂

              • Igor says:

                Hi, Sunny! Another great post of Yours!

                Many people are afraid to write, although it is the same stuff as any other, practice, practice, practice.
                Be unique in writing and consistent. Then everything is possible .. right?

                Thanks,
                Br,
                Igor

                • Sunny says:

                  Practice makes perfect! My goal is to get one post done in 60 minutes. I know that it is going to be very hard to accomplish that but just by practicing I will improve writing skills. There is no another way. I got to the point to write a post in 30 minutes, but then it takes me 2 hours to make it beautiful lol

                  Sunny

                • MontaM says:

                  Hi, Sunny! I would say you dealt with this challenge like a champion! 😀 But I am glad I am not that far in training yet, I don’t know how would I do this in 30 minutes as I spend probably same like you- around 3 hours to create a content, beautify it, and of course, correct mistakes where Grammarly is my big friend also! 😀
                  BUT what I really like and maybe I should start doing that- is ritual. I don’t have my ritual, I just take my kid to school, come back, sit with my big belly(35? weeks pregnant now) and usually don’t know where to start..
                  SO, thanks again for your post and I am sure I will take something away with me from it! 🙂
                  Keep creating!
                  Monta

                  • Sunny says:

                    Hi Monta,
                    Thank you so much for your comment and share! I remember you have told me you are pregnant and I can’t believe it has been 35 weeks already. I understand that you can’t manage to have some ritual right now, but at least while your kid is at school you can spend some time working on your tasks 🙂 No stress about writing. I learned one good lesson; practice makes perfect, and well yes, Grammarly is the best friend in writing process!!!

                    All the best to you and keep in touch 🙂
                    Sunny

                  • James says:

                    The best way to improve writing skills, in my opinion, is to read more…

                    Not only does this help you to learn stuff, but also how to write more eloquently….

                    Thanks for the tips, Sunny!