Many writers write because others are writing, because of the love poured on those that have their writing published, because of the money made from writing, because they are bored and have nothing to do then decide to go into writing, because they think they know how to juxtapose words, because they can afford a pen and a paper to write or they simply write to belong.
Writing is an art and not science, writing is general not personal, writing is a talent and not stolen or bought, writing is in born and not adopted; writing is natural not artificial. Writing is a language. So if you force yourself to write because of the words in the first paragraph, you are living a life of illusion and likely to crash along in the art.
Why do people proudly call themselves writers, simply because they love to write? It’s their talent. And as a writer I believe you should know the essential basics of writing. You should also know the use of grammar, typos, and the use of tenses, the use of dialogue, figure of speech and part of speech.
A writer who claim to be a writer and cannot use those writing words into his / her writing or understand those writing words is nothing but a learner, a deceiver, a joker, not a writer, a conjuror and such writer should have a rethink and retrace his/her goal before his/her future stand castrated.
A learner because you’re still learning how to write, a deceiver because you are deceiving people and yourself thinking that you are a writer, a joker because you are not serious, not a writer because you are not a writer you are only write, and a conjuror same as deceiver because you are deceiving yourself.
When other writers add comments and correction to your writing, you as the writer does you take note of such corrections and make amends. You as a writer do you understand what the correction the writers had said you should correct. For instance, a writer said you should watch your typos; they’re too many of it in your writing. You as the writer, do you understand what is typos.’ Or do you understand what is full stop before your quotation mark. Can you differentiate the punctuation marks and where to use it? Do you understand the different between grammatical errors and spelling errors? Do you understand the too many use of present tenses and avoid it when writing about a past event. What about the figure of speech, the metaphors, similes, personification, irony, etc.
So writers improve on your writing; don’t be a fool writing. Take note of corrections, work on them and ask questions on words you don’t understand. Don’t be shy that people will laugh at you when you ask, that they will think you have a dull brain. Yes, let them think so but you now what you are doing.
My people will say: The one that ask question never misses route and can never be lost nor misled. When you ask questions, it will only make you better and help improve your writing.
Writers should also try and attend writing schools and writing workshops in order to improve their writing. You have talent in writing cannot only help you; you also need training to improve on good use of writing words. Join writer’s community and take advantage of the writing corrections. It will only make you and me a better writer.
My name is Ifeanyi but my friends call me Ifeco. Follow @ AlloyTwitte on twitter