Self-doubt and fear of rejection are very common in most people. Everyone has their own kind of fear and doubts. There are many people who have a “fear of writing“.
There might be some people who want to start a blog but they are not doing so because of a fear that they can’t write. This fear is not new. A few years ago I also have this fear but after some time I overcome it.
I would say, this is not a big problem and it can be overcome. If you want to write, you can write. There is no need to learn any rocket science.
Here I am discussing 7 tips that may help you to overcome your fear of writing and that you can write well.
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1- Why Writing (Know Your Goals)
Goals are very important whether you are writing or doing any other work. First of all, know your ultimate goal. Why do you want to write? What do you want to write?
If you are aware of your goal to write, you would have a purpose and direction. Your purpose may be anything like this:
- You want to be a blogger.
- You want to be a book writer.
- You want to write to be famous.
- You want to earn money from writing.
Your purpose may be anything but the main thing is if your goal is clear, you have a direction, and you have the motivation to write. And this motivation will push you to write. Because you have a desire to achieve something.
2- Read as much as possible to Write Well
Reading is a powerful weapon for writing that nobody can ignore. Please don’t mind but I would say that if someone is not a good reader, can’t be a good writer.
I would suggest that you should read as much as possible. If you want to be a good writer, you should be a good reader, even the best reader. If you do reading often, your knowledge, your thinking power, and your creativity will increase.
If you have good knowledge and a creative mind, it is easy to write. Let’s see an example, Suppose, you say me to write about the Taj Mahal. How can I write, if I don’t know about the Taj Mahal?
That’s why knowledge is another second most important weapon for writing. Having good knowledge and skill to express it is a sign of a good writer.
And reading is one of the easiest methods to improve your knowledge and writing skills. When you read something like magazines, newspapers, and articles, also know and experience how others are writing.
3- Start Writing from Anything
To overcome your fear of writing, first of all, don’t wait to be perfect and just start writing. Just start it now. Start writing anything, take any random topic and write on it. Start from you. Write about yesterday – how was it.
First, write 300 Words, then after some time write 500 words, then slowly and gradually, increase word counts.
For a few days, just choose the topic you like and write about it. After a few days, you will feel confident about your writing. After a few days of practice and writing, you can start on the main topic.
4- Write Daily and Make it a Habit
Good writing comes from habit. Try to write on daily basis and make it your habit. After a few days of daily writing, you would feel that your fear of writing has gone and you can write well.
You just focus on Writing
Perfection comes from practice. So, you should never think that you are not perfect and you can’t write. When you will write regularly, your writing skill will improve.
And when your writing will improve, your confidence level will boost. And this confidence will help you to remove your fear of writing. That’s why it is important that you do writing practice regularly.
5- Avoid Procrastination and Distractions
Some people have fear of writing because of procrastination only. Procrastination is a big problem. Might be you feel like:
- I will write it later.
- I will write it after some time.
- Let’s first watch TV or a movie and do writing later.
- Let’s first go to market.
There may be anything that comes to your mind so avoid writing. If you really want to overcome the fear of writing, you have to overcome procrastination.
You should set a dedicated time for writing. Whatever timing you feel is suitable for you, morning or evening or any other, you just make it happen. Set your schedule and write as per schedule.
There may be many things like movies, social media, friends, or other things which may distract you. But you should avoid all the distractions and stick to your work.
6- Don’t Think Your Writing is Bad
If you think that your writing is bad and nobody would like it. I would say just change this thought process right now. And start thinking that you can write and if there is any problem then you can learn and improve it.
Nobody is perfect. And anyone can do mistakes. Important thing is to improve it continuously.
Most of the time fear of writing comes from negative thoughts like:
- My writing is not good.
- I have poor knowledge.
- People will not like it.
There may be any kind of negative thoughts that may come to your mind. You just need to overcome these thoughts. Start thinking positive like:
- I can write.
- My writing is good.
- People will love it.
- I have good Knowledge.
I can understand, that it may not be true but you just have your mindset positive and write often. You start doing the writing, learning, and gaining knowledge. After a few days or months, you would surely feel good.
7- Take Help from Tools like Grammarly
Sometimes, we avoid writing because of language. If you think that you do grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes, do not worry. There are many tools and software in the market which may help you to correct your grammatical mistakes, spelling mistakes, etc.
You may use tools like Grammarly or any other tools of your choice to correct your writing. If you don’t want to use any tools then you can learn the language. It is not a big deal. You just need to stick to your goals.
When you want to achieve a goal, you have to start working on it. If you want to write something, you should make a proper plan and a deadline to complete it. But if have a fear of writing then starting may be tough for you.
But I would say, the first step is very important. So, it is important to start writing. Maybe, the first time, you write a few words only but if you would focus you can write better the second time.
Reading, Learning, Practice, and Knowledge are the most important pillar of writing. If you work well on these pillars, writing is super easy for you.
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