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How To Deal With Forced Writing

The Daily Grind #53

As a daily writer, there are a lot of posts that I’ve created. Day in and day out, I am constantly creating.

But whether you are a daily writer like myself or perhaps a person who writes a little less frequently, I am confident that you can relate to the emotions I’ll describe next.

It’s the feeling that after writing and completing a post, you are still looking at it and you think it sucks. It’s not the best writing out there that you can do, but you don’t know how you would improve it.

It even feels a bit forced.

I believe we’ve all experienced this at some point in time in our lives and overcoming something like that can be difficult.

Some of us may need others approval of the piece, while others need a few shares. But I’m of the mind that we can grow from this and it all starts with a question:

Why do you feel that this writing is forced?

Forced Writing

Writing is an important aspect of every single business out there. Creating content is necessary and these days is a staple to the business world. As such, understanding yourself when you write is vital and knowing how to grow the skill is important as well.

After all, you can’t expect to be a great writer solely by writing on a daily or consistent basis. I’ve been writing for three years and my craft only started to really develop last year.

The reason why it grew was that I looked at my writing. The same method that I encourage you all to look at yours.

This brings us back to the question at hand. Because how you feel about your writing will impact how it’ll develop and how you see the world.

This is important because not only what we say and think make an impact on us, but also what we write. It’s why writing hate talk on a piece of paper and crumpling it up and throwing it in the trash is actually therapeutic too.

Finding The Real Reasons

Of course, I can’t answer that question for you. We all have our reasons of belief. But one other question that can help you develop is this:

What is the difference between your best work and your forced work?

I’m talking everything. Your whole attitude towards writing the words, the topic at hand, how long it takes, and how you feel at the end. Even how you are editing makes a difference.

Because someone who cares about their writing would go over their work and see how they can improve. Someone who forces their writing wouldn’t care. But again, why is that?

This method digs deep into the reasons and when you find them you can develop them. Perhaps your writing feels forced because you are giving yourself a tight deadline. Or perhaps it’s a topic that you’re not as passionate as you think you are.

Whatever the reason is, you need to find it. It’s important for your business, but also for your mindset.

Ask Questions

The best way to develop your writing skills is to look at your writing itself and wonder what could be better.

Of course, there’ll be times where some posts feel forced or you don’t think they’ll perform as great and that’s okay. I encourage you to lift yourself up and be positive about it before looking back and seeing why.

Perhaps all you needed is a fresher pair of eyes to look at the work and that’s it.

To your growth!

Eric S Burdon

A gloomy day yesterday but a good one to cram as much work as I could into the day as well. From scheduling some articles, preparing videos and more, I’ve been pushing myself further beyond.

I don’t feel I’m at my limit just yet in terms of work. Even still, I plan to be making more money by making a few changes to my existing model. I’ll talk about that more later on as I’m making more progress with that.

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