How hard is writing? Don’t let anyone scare you away from writing by telling you how hard it is. The truth is writing is a joy for most writers. Research can be time consuming and tedious but getting your ducks all in a row on the computer or paper can be a happy experience. Writing is solitary. It’s a one man, or one woman business. Visitors or any interruptions are discouraged during writing sessions. Get on your writing hat and take a shot at it. You might be surprised at how much fun writing can be.
Is Writing Hard?
How hard is writing for you? For many writing is hard, for others it’s a joy. Don’t let anybody discourage you by telling you how hard writing is. Understand that writing can be an enjoyable occupation. Many people think if writing comes easily, it couldn’t possibly be any good. Well, the truth is, we all do have days when the words don’t want to come and the research stalls. But writing can still be a joy, otherwise why do we do it? Certainly not for the money we make on Triond, Bukisa or other publishing sites.
We do it because words and ideas are bubbling up to be captured. We have our own opinions on issues, on an interesting time in history, or maybe a poem or recipe to share. It really doesn’t matter what it is. The point is sharing our thoughts and opinions on what is important to us or what touches our heart.
To be a writer, I think we first of all have to love writing and not be afraid of sharing our opinions. We have to love seeing the words piling up on paper or running across our computer screen. It has to give us joy to see another article show up on our content page. our articles means very little in the whole scheme of things, but it’s a small act of faith to type down our words and send out the finished article for the world to see. (if it so chooses)
I sit at my computer with the door closed, pens, paper, dictionary, thesaurus, notebooks and all manner of stuff piled up around my computer. I mumble and talk to myself as I search for information and type words onto the screen. I am in a world of my own and the last thing I want when I’m writing is to be interrupted, so don’t come knocking on my door or you will get short shift. Writing is a solitary business.
No matter how busy we are though, we must find time to read. We need to see how other writers express themselves, how they get their information across in an orderly manner. No matter what our education is, reading is the most important thing a writer can do for himself. We should read everyday, the newspaper, magazines, stories, fiction, non-fiction. It keeps new ideas flowing in and keeps the brain humming.
Publish your articles and earn income.