5 Simple Tricks For a Happy Writer

Many writers find it hard to be happy in their jobs.  For most of them, it is their means to feed their mouths, put a roof over their heads, and pay their bills.  In other words, writing is reduced to being an obligation and not the craft they used to love.  Are you one of these writers?

Believe it or not, writing can be your source of joy and inspiration too.  it can be your means of venting out different feelings and stress.   You may be one of the writers who are currently experiencing a rough patch.

Don’t worry.  The road to happiness is just near.  Get through writer’s depression through the 5 simple tricks below:

  1. Read, read, and read. Reading works of other writers can and will inspire you to write and move others.  You can also acquire ideas for your post through reading.  Even skimming through posts in a newspaper can help too.

Reading can help expand your horizon so if you want something that’s in-depth, try reading books from authors like Ernest Hemingway or contemporaries from Paulo Coelho.  Pick anything that you like best.  It can be a piece or book that you have already read or something new.

  1. Write something that hits close to home. writing something that directly affects you is easier because you have emotions or feelings about the subject that you can use.  it’s just like pouring out your heart and soul to a diary or a close friend.

Or better yet, just tap on any subject that you want to discuss.  Come up with anything that interests you and write something about it.  this way, you are very eager to research about the subject and finish the article with ease because you are “into” the subject.

  1. Trust that you can do it. you will face many stumbling blocks in your writing career.  Editors, webmasters, or article directories will reject your articles.  Or you may be reprimanded by your boss for failing him.

Being a writer is tough.  But if you believe in yourself and what you can do, you will be able to pull this off.  Also remember that you will not appreciate success without failures.  It is normal to fail so enjoy it.

  1. Push yourself to the limits. All writers experience writer’s block.  This is inevitable.  If you find yourself in this position, stand up and take a break.  Inhale, exhale.  Relax and calm your mind.  Then go back to your monitor and start writing again.  Just type in anything.  You will find that creative juice will start to flow in no time.
  2. Be contented with your work. Most writers are never happy with themselves because they are never contented in their output.  I am guilty of this.  Very guilty.  I found out that this only stresses me out.  The point here is that we have to be forgiving of ourselves.  we berate ourselves because we want to give out the best or the perfect article that will impress or at least please everyone.  The truth is not everyone will find your article impressive because this is subjective.  The important thing is that, at the end of the day, you know that you did everything that you can to give the best output.

Writers, failing is inevitable.  This is completely normal.  What’s important is that you learn to stand up and forgive yourself.  Exercise the five tips in this post to keep yourself happy.

Good luck fellow writers!


Author’s bio: Marcy Gray is a writer who strives to reach out to other writers just like her. She also writes about baby care products such as the first years wave stroller and britax b ready stroller. She has been working in the baby care industry for three years now.

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  1. All great points and I would add one more – Keep writing! Many times with all the distractions in our lives it’s hard to find the time to write. Make it a point to write even when you don’t feel like it. Write, write, write. Keep at it and good things will happen.
    Thanks for the post.

  2. This is true, I’m seldom pleased with my work, and although I try to be better sometimes what i want to say isn’t exactly what I’m writing. I suppose that once i get enough experience i’ll learn to express myself better, and be more pleased about my work.

  3. Reading is my ultimate passion, writing follows. Writing does take a lot of consistent practice. I always regret that I stopped writing for several years. When I went back to it, it was difficult. I have lots to say but can’t seem to get it on paper. But, slowly it began to flow for me. When it comes to writing, I’m not where I want to be yet. I hope to be there soon.

  4. “Write something that hits close to home” – This helped me with writing after reading this article few months back 🙂 stuck to this and writing alot more material. some of these tips were really helpful. (: btw whos the girl in the pic? I love her tattoo’s!

    Marie

  5. This helped me with writing after reading this article few months back stuck to this and writing alot more material. some of these tips were really helpful. 🙁 “Write something that hits close to home” – : btw whos the girl in the pic? I love her sweet tattoo’s!

    Greg

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