Combo Skills: Writing + Designing (Part 2)

This is the second part of a series of articles I’m calling “Combo Skills” for writers.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the importance of combining different abilities to improve our writing style. The more I observe certain trends, the more I convince myself that it’s necessary to go beyond a pen and a piece of paper.

The first article focused on public speaking, and now I’m writing about the importance of developing design skills as a writer.

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Combo Skills: Writing + Public Speaking (Part 1)

This is the first part of a series of articles I’m calling “Combo Skills” for writers.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the importance of combining different abilities to improve our writing style. The more I observe certain trends, the more I convince myself that it’s necessary to go beyond a pen and a piece of paper.

This first article focuses on public speaking.

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A New Technique to Become a Better Writer

As a writer, it is your own responsibility to improve your word usage so that you can create characters, situations and universes.

“If you want to become a really good writer, you have to read a lot.” That’s the first idea that comes to mind when thinking about improvement. While I definitely agree with that, I also think there’s other helpful ways to get there.

I recently started doing something completely new to me: copying passages from my favourite books and lyrics from songs I really like. This technique is worth trying.

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Getting Lost and Finding Yourself

Sometimes the only way to ever find yourself is to get completely lost. (Kellie Elmore)

 

In your artistic journey, there’s a mix of emotions.

Sometimes, you feel in full control of the direction of your ideas. You can clearly visualize the outcome of your endeavours.

Other times, you don’t know where to start. As soon as you have an idea, it fades away or something tells you it’s not going to work.

We all go through those highs and lows.

It’s alright.

Struggling is necessary to discover aspects of yourself that in other circumstances you wouldn’t have learned.

Sailors didn’t gain experience in a calm sea.

A Public Declaration: I Want to Be a Writer

Do you define your work or does your work define you?

The answer is so personal. It’s entirely up to each unique personality in the world.

Some professionals focus hard on their goals and work until they get where they want to be. Others decide to get job to pay the bills and work on their passion project at night or on weekends.

Any of those options is fantastic as long as you can clearly envision what satisfies you.

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If you want to write, you have to relax

Relax.

That’s constantly the advice I get from friends and family. I seem to go around life feeling like I need to meet lots of expectations every day.

After 30 years of living in this planet, I’m starting to realize that’s just worthless. All I need to do is relax and enjoy my own journey. It’s not about expectations and adding pressure on myself.

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