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Tips to Start Writing as a Beginner…

Making the decision to write because you are passionate about a particular subject does not necessarily make you feel confident enough to write. Working as a writer, in fact, may make you feel more exposed than you have in a while.

Every writer has one thing in common, making the decision to stop overthinking and start writing. Instead of dismissing your small ideas, you come to the realisation that it is time to explore them in detail, and with words. Following that decision, you work with your strongest idea at the time and see it through to the end. There will be no more obsessing over how to be a good writer while waiting for a brilliant topic, sharp angle, or ideal writing conditions. You would need to first build a narrative for people to relate to and possibly follow before you can grow an audience over time.

The general rule to follow when deciding which of your many ideas to write about is that you should try if it has even the slightest chance of helping someone. Even though you may think that everything has already been said, it shouldn’t be used as an excuse to discourage you from writing as you will perform your own research and add your point of view.

Ditch perfectionism and the need to feel safe, yes, it is a lot easier said than done and a lot of the time it can feel safer to not write anything than to write the wrong thing. Everyone makes mistakes, but this does not mean you are necessarily bad at what you do. Writers and editors can recover from these things, so an occasional mistake just makes you human.

Lastly, you need to claim your spot as a writer and embrace it. Accepting your current writing level is one of the most helpful tips. If you’re a new writer, that’s not just acceptable; it can even work to your advantage. New writers often have a fresh perspective on topics that more experienced professionals don’t. Instead of dwelling on your limited experience, you can channel your creativity. What you’re writing today isn’t the last word on the subject. You can change your mind as you go, and I’m sure you’ll return to the initial topics you wrote about after you’ve managed to gain better insights. Organise your ideas and arrange them so that you can have a better flow. 

You can brainstorm multiple topics at the same time but focus on completing one at a time and reviewing a blog post checklist to ensure everything makes sense. if you can follow through on four solid ideas each month, you’ll have at least one article to write and publish.