Let the words flow

Everyone has their hobbies the things they do simply because they enjoy it.

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Many people play games or play sport but a particular hobby I always found interesting was writing. Oh sure it could be short stories novels article or even a blog!

The art of writing has always fascinated me, despite my lack of natural skill, and motivation.

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I would like to give some tips for all those who love writing or perhaps would one day like to try it.

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A lot of the time, new writers especially, people struggling with creativity or creating something new. A tip from bestselling writer Stephen King is to stop watching TV and read instead as that allows creativity to flow freely as well as opening up your mind to be inspired by others literary works.

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However never steal from other writer’s it’s important to draw the line between inspiration and stealing. The TV is a threat but isn’t the only one.

Never allow there to be many distractions while you write. You know the type of person you are and you know what distracts you.

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If the internet is calling to you rather work on a computer that doesn’t have internet connection or access to games or other things that will be distractions.

Some people even find open windows distracting and have to close it up to stop themselves gazing outside. All of this is about getting into the perfect setting to write.

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Finding a perfect setting might be ideal but perfectionism is not. It is highly unlikely on your first try that you are going to write a bestseller so don’t be under constant pressure to make everything perfect. This can ruin the whole experience for you. Write for yourself and then worry about making it better, not perfect just better.

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Keep writing pieces as simple as possible. Don’t try using big words to impress your readers. It doesn’t make any form of writing better when the reader has to piece together what the author is saying. It also creates the impression of trying too hard which is not necessary. However never dumb down, assuming your readers are dumb just insults their intelligence.

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A good balance is necessary.

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Lastly have fun doing it. No-one is going to continue their hobby if they hate what they are doing. Have fun with your writing and don’t pressure yourself too much. Forcing yourself to be finished by a certain date has ruined many good books as the endings become sloppy and hastily wrapped up.

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Lastly a final tip consider doing a writing course in our Creative School at College SA.

We offer distance learning so it can be done without leaving your permanent job or other engagements.

Find your inner creativity 🙂

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Take Care

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10 Quotes for loving the work you are doing

1 – It all begins with the quality of your work:

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence.

 

 

2 – Through excellence, you can find joy and purpose in any task:

If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures

 

 

3 – But also remember that you can make big changes in your career:

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?

 

4 – Whether you want to become a writer:

And if you can do it for the joy, you can do it forever

 

5 – Or whether you want to go into IT:

We never thought that we would make much money out of the thing. We just loved writing software.

 

6 – As long as you love what you do:

I think the foremost quality - there's no success without it - is really loving what you do.

 

7 – You will naturally make more and more money from it:

The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make

 

8 – But remember that it’s never just about the money:

The people who make it to the top - whether they're musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos - are addicted to their calling

9 – There are more important things than financial success:

never continue in a job you don't enjoy

10 – The fact of the matter is that we all have to work – so why not do something you love doing?

And the only way to do great work is to love what you do

 

At College SA, we believe that everyone has the right to choose a career in which they can find pleasure, fulfilment, and success. This is why we offer such a wide range of courses, and make them all available through distance learning.

We also want you to be able to choose a career that will make you happy. That is why we offer you free career advice from a Student Advisor to help you make the right decision for your future.

If you want to talk to one of our Student Advisors, completely free of charge, then just call the number below, and we’ll help you with your important career decisions:

Call us on – 0800 21 23 22