Monday, 6 May 2013

D is for Daily

You may recall when I first started this series just a few weeks ago, I gave a brief account of the different types of writing I'd done. From writing blog posts and copywriting professionally to bearing my soul in love letters... it was all in there. It was all writing in one form or another.

More than that, though, they were examples of how the everyday world can present us with opportunities to write. Further ones include office emails, text messages, personal emails, reports, comments on Facebook, tweets on Twitter, blog posts, selling stuff on eBay, reviewing purchases on Amazon and applying for jobs.

Practice makes perfect, so even if it's something trivial like an email you should try to write every day if you can. It all helps. It doesn't always have to be something that you'll publish, not by a long shot. Just write. The more you write, the better you'll get; the better you get, the easier you can connect with the reader, make them feel something special. Ah the power of words... *sigh*

Don't think of writing as a chore (especially not the love letters!). Do it out of love. Brighten up your prose, not bash out boilerplate. Polish your punctuation instead of making your reader join the dots - or rather, the commas and full stops. Get a grip on your grammar and spoil the pedants' fun! 

If I were a nutritionist, I'd tell you to eat five pieces of fruit and veg a day (not including Wine Gums and mince pies) to stay healthy. Fortunately for you, I'm a blogger, so I'm suggesting that you write something at least once per day instead.  

This will keep your writing in good health. Not only that, it will keep your mind so too, which, in the binge drinking age, is definitely something to write home about!

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