8 Topmost Punctuation Problems Writers Have (With Appropriate Solutions Provided)

Punctuations are vital parts of written pieces. Their absence or misplacement could make your pieces look really amateurish and unprofessional to your readers. This is because they serve as torches lighting the way to the piece for your reader.
It is therefore very puzzling to see many writers ignore them, seeing such role.

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What to do on days when you don’t feel like writing 

​Whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for a long time, there are always days when you want to do anything but writing. On such days you feel like beating yourself up. Writing productivity is lost and the creative muscles are dulled (at least for that moment). Well, I am an avid fan of staying productive (churn out great pieces) and such days are always nightmares. I feel awful on them. 

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How to beat the crowd and stand out in any niche

Truth is: every writer wants to stand out their voices heard (at least in their own niche). To attract an audience for art is a common craving amongst wordspinners.

But here’s the thing: there are usually (too) many people clamouring for attention in these niches. This way most of them go unnoticed.
Yes, there are writers never heard of.
And, It’s not that they are not good but they are just down the pecking order.

These Writers continually churn out great pieces but they remain unknown.

I was like that some years ago. I was writing great pieces but like the proverbial stone in sea drop, nobody seemed to read them. I’d write a good story but when I shared it online, I’d hear nothing. Just crickets!
I was left confused and discouraged even to the point where I contemplated quoting.
But then one day I realized that to get heard I must stand out from the crowd of Writers in my niche. I must be different.
Does this sound familiar?

Well, I’ve got news for you – you can stand out too.

First, I want you to know that: Writing, in fact, Art is meant for EXPRESSION not SUPPRESSION. (click to Tweet)

Yes, you write to get read. Writing is incomplete without readership!
But,
How do you get to express when you don’t have a following?
How do you build an audience for your writing?

To do that, you need to:
Be prolific or
Be so good that you can’t be ignored.

This is what the law of Remarkable is all about.

THE LAW OF REMARKABLE

The law says that for a mission-driven project to succeed, it should be “remarkable” in two different ways.

First, it must compel people to remark about it who encounter it to others.

Second, it must be launched in a venue that supports such remarking.

APPLICATION OF THE LAW

To apply this law to your creative endeavor, art or work, you must:

1. Learn your craft
2. Practice continually
3. Consistently create
4. Evolve with trends
5. Build a wide network

I’d delve into each of these in a subsequent post.

Ending Notes

You can’t stay under the radar, work yourself up by being prolific. This Will enable you get the attention you and your work truly deserve. Be remarkable!

The one reason your writing is boring

Have you ever cared to ask why some writers churn out page turners while others don’t?

It is commonplace to find the work of a good writer interesting, engaging and awesome in flow.

You find yourself reading such page turners faster.

But what makes a piece great enough to make you turn to the next page without getting tired?

What drives boredom from the writings of some writers?

Well, today I’m going to tell you one major reason writings could turn out boring.

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Rewriting – A needful tool for writers

Last week I was reading a short story online. It was a good story – suspense filled, captivating flow and well described scenes.
But then as I was reading I began to bump into some potholes.
I was irritated and had to stop reading it.
Let me ask you, Have you ever left an article because it was poorly written?
Or better still, Have you ever written a piece only to receive feedback on it saying: “nice concept but please rewrite”?
If you belong to a writing group or work with an Editor, I bet your answer would be yes!

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The Importance of a Daily Writing Habit (And how to develop one) 

Writers write. It is the only way through which we birth pieces. The thing is for most writers, the development cycle is so slow and although it is not a very bad thing what harm is there in developing fast? The thing is to develop in the craft of writing like any other craft requires practice; consistent practice. To this end it is very important for the budding writer to write regularly. 
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How to Concentrate on Writing one thing at a time 

Last week I’ve wrote about where I go to get  inspired to write. However, I’ve come to know that aside such moments when we lack inspiration, there is also another big problem many writers face daily. This is the problem of deciding what to write. 

Often times we have more than one thing for which we are itching to write. We have two or more ideas waiting to be penned down. 

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Where to find writing inspiration 

​5 places I go to get inspired to write

There are days when as writers we feel uninspired to write. 

It is not that there’s some writers’ block or that we’re not in the mood to write but that there’s is no inspiration to write. 

On such days no articles are produced, no stories birthed and the writers’ world is in a standstill. Zero productivity. Constant drifting. 

To solve this problem, there are places where I go to get fresh inspiration to write and that is what I write about in this post. 

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