Being a Good Writer Matters

For most of my life, I was told I was a bad writer.

All my English teachers told me I was not a good writer. Their feedback reinforced their assertions. My writing never fit their mold.

5 paragraphs. 5 sentences each. 1 exposition sentence. 1 conclusion/transition sentence.

Blah, blah, blah.

That’s what the public school system taught me.

And while many managed to master that formula, I did not.

In fact, I got negative reinforcement on my writing throughout college as well.

It wasn’t until my first job out of college that I finally got some positive feedback. Because, like it or not, I write in much the same way that I talk.

It’s direct. Blunt. Aggressive. Strong.

And that’s why I think being a writer matters. Correction, that’s why being a GOOD writer matters.

Years ago, I got some feedback from one of my bosses that he actually LIKED my writing. He encouraged me to do it more often. To practice.

So I did.

Now, here we are years later and I actually make some of my living off of writing. In fact, just last week, my writing could be directly attributed to producing over $4,000 in revenue.

I’d be willing to be that 99% of my fellow high school and college graduates have NEVER generated that much money with their writing.

And yet…here I am. I can directly attribute my writing to revenue generated.

Can you?

Being a good writer matters.

If you can learn how to write and how to sell, you can have whatever you want in life.

You can learn to write.

Start with your own voice and move forward from there. Your voice is good enough and you have a unique perspective that people want to hear.

Tip #1) Avoid adverbs.

Tip #2) Avoid unnecessary words (just, very, super, etc)

Those two simple tips will elevate your writing far beyond it’s current status.

Got further questions? I’d be happy to offer a helping hand with your writing. Mine is far from perfect, but it’s come a long way in the last few years. Shoot me an email or leave me a comment and I’d love to help!