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.
Sentences are the lifeblood of our conversations.
Yes, those aggregations of words, phrases and clauses are vital to communication. Their calibre could serve as a boost to the spread of our message. Continue reading →
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!
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.
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!
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!
It’s spoken about frequently whenever writers meet.
You’ve heard of it or might’ve even experienced it.
Some believe it’s not real but just a creation of lazy writers.
Others claim it happens; that it comes and sucks up their zeal leaving them practically word-less and to some extent with no idea!
I know you’ve heard a lot about note taking. It’s in your Secondary or high school and college or university curriculum, it is been spoken about in different writers’ interactions. But please hear me out.
I’ve not always been a fan of writing on the go. I prefer sitting down fully concentrating on the piece am writing but guess what I found out of recent?
Every Writer must understand that humans respond to and connect with acts of humanity. We are responsive beings. This is something that successful writers understand and do that others do not.
Growing up I had the privilege of visiting my grandma a couple of times. During that time, if there’s anything I always look forward to on the way to see her it is her endless tales. Their themes limitless (some could even transcend into another and another like the trilogies we read today). She always had a story to tell and I can remember enjoying every one of them.