#1. There is no proper planning
Writing and blogging aren’t a world that one should rush in and out of. It is an art that stays with one all the time.
If a man has no plan for what he does, there is high probability that getting things right will take him long or never happen. If you have an outline of what you want to write, you’ll not have to touch unnecessary areas.
So start planning properly, and you’ll always produce writings devoid of avoidable mistakes.
#2. Editing once suits you
Because you don’t seem to have time, you read through your articles merely once and post them like that. This is not supposed to be.
You’re to go over your article until you’re sure there are no errors. You will have to leave the article, close your PC, do some other stuff, then return to the article to take another look at it.
#3. You don’t want to be expressive
Do you feel uncomfortable writing? Do you seem to be following some patterns that do not suit you? You want to write like Ali Luke or Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin? These writers are passionate; they write what they want to write in the form they want it.
You can learn how to write from people but you necessarily do not have to write the same way they do. Jeff Goins will advise you to be expressive, to write in a manner that satisfies you.
Writing will not be enjoyable if you restrict yourself to some level. Go out of every bond you’ve put yourself in and you’ll see how improved your writing will be.
#4. You write only when deadlines approach
You can’t be helping yourself with this, especially if you’re just coming up to gain voice and authority.
It’s better to press your cloth and hang them in a safe place than wait till an occasion comes before you do this.
Once you notice an essay contest is open, start writing. Don’t wait till you’re told you have only few hours to go. Because this will make you rush. And rushing most times yields a lot of mistakes.
#5. You underrate the power of revisiting
When you plan to write a book, the experts will tell you not to edit. Just keep going and finish the manuscript. And they advise too that you take breaks in between.
Let your mind settle, do some more researches and you will surely know which side needs attention or correction.
Question: For what other reasons do you think people make avoidable mistakes when they write? You can leave a comment
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