Do You Want to be a Successful Writer?

There are many explanations as to why someone wants to write. It could be either you want to express yourself with no intentions of publishing or it could be you want to make a career in this creative field.

Successful composers know how to convey themselves in a way that permits their readers to see, feel, and engage. They understand and explore a variety of ways to impress their readers. How about you accept this as a profession. How about you start working on it with an aim of becoming successful.

Becoming an Author Step by Step

In order to achieve this standard, you need to be extra cautious and committed to your work. The first thing you have to do is to build up your technique in such a way that it is enlightening about the world we live in. You can accomplish this by reading and understanding a wide range of subjects.

You can expand your knowledge:

  • By studying current affairs, history, and anthropology to human psychology, science and technology, and space
  • By keeping yourself well informed about the world and what’s happening around us
  • By taking notice of people’s opinions, and by investigating states of minds of people you meet on a day to day basis
becoming an author step by step
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Next, you have to realize the significance of becoming an expert. To become an expert, you need the support of other experts. Start submitting your articles to various article banks. There are a number of article sites on the Internet. They will either accept or reject your work. If they reject, they will tell you the reason of rejection. This way you will come to know your weak areas. There are a number of article sites on the Internet. A simple search engine query will yield remarkable results. Although, I personally recommend Ezinearticles.com as it is viewed as one of the leading article banks on the web.

To start with don’t continuously compose in only one field. Rather, attempt to explore a diverse range of subjects. This will help you in perceiving where your actual potential lies. Never limit yourself to a particular subject.

At the end, have some fun and enjoy your experience. Here are 5 quick tips to help you get started:

  • Utilize your life experiences to help you compose
  • Put your ideas into smaller pieces (make short notes, keep a journal)
  • Hone your observation skills by perceiving other people’s behaviors and body language
  • Exercise and execute professionalism in your day to day life. Acknowledge, understand, and analyze the situation before commenting. Think in leisure before you come to a conclusion or speak about anything
  • Read a lot this will help you improving your articulation skills. Write every day. That’s how you learn.

~MH

How to Become More Social and Outgoing – Tips for Introverts

I’d been a secluded child since my early childhood days. As time passed, I became more and more private, always confined in my room. Parties and crowded events became my constant enemies. However, as I grew older it didn’t take much time for me to realize that my introvert characteristics are dominating my personal growth and overshadowing a major part of my personality.

How to Overcome an Introverted Personality

Social interactions are essential for overall self-growth and self-development. You can’t speak in public and a public-speaking fear will overtake you and mask all your inner abilities and worthiness if you haven’t interacted with people before.

It’s clear now that even though if you’re an introvert, you need to inculcate the extrovert characteristics to gain authority and reputation in your area of expertise.

Being introvert or extrovert is someone’s personality trait and it’s just a part of a wide range of strengths and weaknesses collectively. This means that none of us is either completely extrovert or introvert. However, there are fair chances that one characteristic is constantly commanding over the other giving you an overall impression of a social or an unsocial person.

So, how do you know if you’re an introvert or extrovert? Well, it’s fairly easy – by identifying your general behavior and characteristics in public and personal spaces.

Characteristics of an Extrovert:

  • Social people are outgoing in nature and behavior
  • They hate the idea of being alone
  • They don’t like doing lonesome jobs, something that involves constant attention
  • They prefer dealing people and love doing things like planning an event, organizing a party or a get-together
  • Last but not the least they have lots of friends. In fact, they are friends to everyone.

Characteristics of an Introvert

  • They are loners. They live in the world of their own and prefer being alone
  • They hate going out. Their favorite activities are reading, sketching, painting, writing, watching television, curling up in the bed, catching sleep, cooking, baking
  • They avoid getting involved in group activities such as debates, planning an event or going out in groups
  • Things that introverts really like to do and are undoubtedly good at are painting, writing, sculpting, gardening etc.
  • Introverts tend to avoid people they randomly meet on streets, coffee shops, or at school or college
  • Introverts generally feel anxious and fearful when making public appearances. They often have to deal with stage fear and social anxiety

How to Overcome an Introverted PersonalityYou see the difference here. Studies suggested that many prolific authors, painters, and artists were introvert. Although networking is quite a task for introverts, they are masters in their own skills. Because of their serious nature, they can focus more constructively. They are more creative. They are thinkers and have the charisma of achieving invincible things.

But there are certain scenarios when introverts need to balance things. They need to mingle up, socialize, network with others to showcase their talents and let the world know about them.

If you’re an introvert, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and take the charge.

 

 Can You Change from Introvert to Extrovert

Being an introvert, social interaction doesn’t come as a god’s gift to you but you have to develop qualities that can make you tackle certain of your unsocial behavior flawlessly.

Read the following points carefully. And, I’m sure you’ll be able to understand how introverts can become more extrovert and turn the tide in their favor by utilizing their inner strengths.

  • Find out your inner strengths. Find out what you are good at
  • Keep in mind you live in a free country. Exercise your powers of freedom of expression and speech. You’re free to agree or disagree. Avoid anxiety and give yourself a fair chance of being heard
  • Introspect yourself in non-public hours. Analyze your behavior and practice speaking as you stand in front of a mirror. Focus on your facial expression and body language. It should be pleasing and friendly. Imagine you’re not talking to your reflection but someone whom you’ve just met
  • Utilize mental clarity when required to be assertive in public than to avoid the situation. Speak up if you think you have something that people should know
  • Create opportunities to work with people and engage with them. Talk less, hear more, and simply score when the opportunity arises (beat where the extroverts miss)
  • When in groups – appreciate the difference of opinion, heterogeneity, and chaos before making your point and taking a stand
  • Research and contemplate on what people think and say – learn things as soon as you exit from your thought process

These are a few quick tips that introverts need to practice on an every day basis to gain confidence, improve their networking skill, and overcome the fear of public speaking.

 

~MH

The Miss Fortune Series: Fortune and Fame (Kindle Worlds Novella) – Book Review

The Miss Fortune Series: Fortune and Fame Fortune and Fame is a story of Sandy aka Fortune an undercover CIA agent and Georgia Fame, an attractive looking female who seems to hide not only her age but a lot more behind her flirting gestures and etiquette.
The story begins on an interesting note with Fortune driving around her two elderly friends Ida Bella and Gertie. The conversations between the trio were humorous and lively.
I liked the book as it gave me a real treat of description – the settings, sight, sounds, and smell of the small town of Sinful.
The next thing that I really appreciate is the construction of characters and dialogues. The author has done an amazing job in creating believable characters that are live and complex. The dialogues flow smoothly with the narrative and are entertaining and realistic.
The plot is interesting but I can’t say the story is fast paced. At some places it even loses its steady rhythm and kind of a drag with overdoses of description and dialogues, but the fact is that unlike other detective stories it is comparatively shorter and an easier read.
I liked this book and looking forward to reading some more slow burn detective stories like this by the author.

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A BDSM Erotica – Holly Berry (Naughty or Nice?)

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Hurray! Here comes the weekend! 🙂 🙂 So, what are you doing this Friday evening? If nothing, then believe me the book I’m writing the review for would really get you a tingle of thrill here and a rush of heat there as you curl up with it under the sheets.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I read this BDSM Erotica during the Christmas Holidays, and it indeed gave me a yummilicious treat. However, I’m writing the review quite late. Actually, I couldn’t get any time to give this hot and steamy romance book the treatment it deserved. So, I waited and waited and when I finally got a chance to squeeze some time out from my busy routine of managing blogs and writing, the first thing I did was to share the review with my friends.

The plot of the book was sweet and interesting, and it’s one of the few good romance books that holds a delicious mix of romance and erotica. And, not a typical one, but a BDSM 😉

This red hot steamy romance is a story of a Christmas fairy who lives at the North Pole and is actually a wish fairy. Holly is supposed to grant people’s wishes during the Christmas season. The story is quite imaginary with strong characters and delicious descriptions.

I loved Holly’s character from the first page. Her character displayed several shades and was very well developed and multidimensional.

I liked the character of Susan. I even loved to read about Spencer, though I thought him to be a baddie in the beginning. My assumptions soon vanished as a cute unexpected twist made him more likable.

This is not just an erotica but there is a sweet and cute love story that is really heartwarming. I loved the scenes and moments when Kian feels desperate for Holly despite being a dominating partner who cares for his sub.

I’ve never read a BDSM erotica, and this one was a quick introduction to the genre. I appreciate Jaye’s ability of beautifully blending the erotica with the celebrations and fun activities of the festive season.

Though I fully enjoyed the entire read, it was the ending that took my breath away. It was like a cherry on top over a divinely tasty dessert of Christmas.

This book will get 5 hot stars from me for its steaminess and 5 for Holly’s naughtiness. If you want to read hot and steamy romance novels online, there is a community called Wattpad where you can find great books. Not only free online romance stories and free hot romance novels online, you can browse through multiple genres and read your favorite stuff. Just register on Wattpad and read your favorite steamy romance novels online free on your PC, laptop, mobile, or tablet.

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How to be a Successful News Writer – Journalism 101

Composing news stories is unique in relation to different sorts of writing. How about we observe as to how to be a good news writer?

How to be a Successful News Writer - Journalism 101Basic Rules of Journalism

  • The 5 W’s – All commendable news stories must incorporate a who, what when, where, and why. Ensure that you stress the 5 W’s in your story, clarifying less critical angles somewhat later.
  • The 1 H – Let’s not overlook the how in an intriguing news story.
  • Conflict – Good news stories always have strife or an angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues.
  • Quickness – Readers need to know why the story matters to them and they wouldn’t stick around long to discover, so ensure you reveal to them why early. This ought to be no less than 25 words and no more than 40 words. It is essential that this is clear and brief.
  • Specificity – News stories are generally a synopsis of occasions thus it is vital that they stay specific. If you write a detailed and wordy description of events, there are high chances that your readers skim the huge chunk of your story or even don’t bother to read further.
  • Know the Audience– When composing your story think what it is your reader already knows. For instance, if you are composing a breaking story your readers don’t want to know the details as compared to if you are composing a print story about something that has happened in the previous week.
  • Dynamic Sentence Structure – The utilization of strong verbs will make your writing fascinating. A passive composition can be dull and boring, and the reader probably will lose interest in the middle.
  • Genuineness – Your written work needs to convey what you guarantee it will.

Common Mistakes in News Writing

  • It – The word “it” is much abused. Run word find to make sure you are not using this one little word “it” over and over again.New writing tips and techniques
  • Unnecessary Words and Phrases – Have an eye for redundancy. Your space in your news story is restricted so don’t squander it with unnecessary words and phrases. Maintain a strategic distance from any messiness.
  • Ornamented Language or Purple Prose – This is a typical error many new authors make. Always stick to strong nouns and verbs and fewer adverbs and adjective.

Media Ethics – News Writing Tips and Techniques

  • Recognize your sources at whatever point you can
  • Cite your sources precisely
  • Abstain from being one-sided – differentiate advertising from news
  • Abstain from stereotyping
  • Guarantee your data is precise
  • Try not to contort the facts
  • Never copy. Be original.
  • Depend on the most current information and research to compose your story
  • Never change recordings or photographs

There you have it – these rules will help you to compose great news stories that will get readers’ attention!

Happy News Writing!

~MH

How to write better and get published

Do you write? Is your dream to become an accomplished writer? Awesome news! You can do it! Passion works wonders. If you have it, there’s no stopping. If you’re passionate about fiction, write it. If you wish to write facts, go for it. Find your niche, discover your specialty, figure out what you’re good at and give it a try. In case, you’re not sure about your niche, explore what interests you most and write about it.

There is a wide range of authors and not all authors write in different forms and genres. There are fiction authors, there are nonfiction authors. Then, there are historians, memoir authors, biography authors, romance authors and the list goes on and on. Likewise, there are authors who write books and ebooks, there are article writers and journalists who compose for newspapers, magazines, and the Internet.

In case you aren’t sure what interests you most and what you should write about, don’t forget that God has gifted humankind the instincts to explore and understand. Take some time out of your daily schedule and ponder upon things that you like to see on the TV, read in the newspaper, or browse the Internet. Is it fashion, showbiz, politics, or anything else? It could be reading fiction stories, novels or even reading self-help books or DIY guides.

How to start a career in freelance writingNow, you must question, my English is not good enough to compose an article or a book. I agree that a degree in English or journalism lays a solid foundation for building up a writing career, but it’s not generally vital. Like artists and musicians who have god-gifted talents, writers can have a natural born talent too.

Keep in mind the only person who has control over your dreams is you. So don’t trust or listen to others who perhaps tell you that you can’t do it or you don’t have the ability to do it. Listen to your heart, follow your yearnings, and transform your dream into a reality.

Being an expert author has a lot to offer you. What a rewarding career to pursue. You get to always express yourself, your thought, and your ideas. You can reach the masses; you can reach people’s hearts. You can connect with your readers and can flourish a bond. People will remember you by your work. And, all this comes along with a bounty of perks and recognition. There are authors who have booming careers in writing. There are no fixed writing career salaries. Similarly, there’s nothing like fiction writer salary. Authors and composers earn as much as they want, depending on their skills, expertise, experience, and the time they devote to writing.

In case you’re worried about getting your work published, the Internet is an incredible place, to begin with. Once you’re done with an article, submit it to various article banks. It’s free, and it offers unbelievable exposure. If your work is accepted, it will be put on numerous sites across the World Wide Web through the RSS Feeds of these article banks and brings you a hell lot of exposure.

In the event that your article is not up to the mark, the article bank will tell where you’re going wrong. This again helps you in honing your writing skills. Ezinearticles.com is one such high traffic article bank that you can rely on and submit your work.

Try not to be reluctant to submit your articles to your local newspaper (if they have an open column sort of thing) and magazines. You never know – your article could be picked up. This will give you a tremendous amount of exposure and recognition, and you’ll get paid. That’s a win-win situation.

Try to conceive brand new ideas, think out of the box. Utilize the valuable resources accessible to you, follow your instincts, and realize your dream.

Happy Writing!

~MH