Likewise, brilliant writers do not necessarily possess above average intelligence or unique creative powers. Even the most regular person can produce fresh, interesting, and quality content in no time at all. Yes, even a little creativity goes a long way.
But why is creativity so hard to find?
Sometimes, even for seasoned writers, bad habits lurk under their desks, putting their creative juices down the drain; thus, less productivity.
Maybe you are wondering if there are things that are holding yourself back as a writer. Learn the worst mistakes you should avoid so you can unleash your potentials. Ask yourself the following questions:
1. Can’t you resist judging your idea in the onset of its conceptualization?
It is impossible to preheat the oven to 500 degrees F and let it cool down at the same time or use the first gear of your car and reverse it simultaneously.
Same thing goes with your writing process. When new ideas flow incessantly or when possible themes pop out of your head, resist the urge to question its point, relevance, or importance. You are just tearing everything apart and would go back to zero.
2. Does your know-it-all attitude rule?
Being smarty-pants is an instant creativity dry spell. There are a thousand different ways you can express yourself so do not be afraid to be innovative. Soon you’ll realize it’s much better than what you have known all along to be the only right way.
3. Are you scared of failing?
If you fear the bitter taste of defeat, then you will never know the sweet flavor of success. Try and try until you perfect it.
4. Do you always want to be a control freak?
Sometimes you just have those ideas that completely baffled your standards for what’s sensible or not. Loosen up a little bit and maybe that is all you need to come up with a masterpiece.
5. Do you allow your insecurities to get the best of you?
The moment you stop believing in your capabilities, you will always accomplish nothing. It is better to act today and come short, because tomorrow you have another chance to hone your craft!
6. Do you want to please everyone all at the same time?
Listening to other people’s advice of what’s possible or impossible can do you more harm. Even if they say it will never work, just go with that gut feeling and you will never regret it.
7. Does too much information drown you?
When you’re overloaded with information, learn when to stop and then try to put that into action now, not later.
8. Are you hesitant to venture beyond your limit?
Simply because you are only exposed to limited experiences in your life doesn’t mean you cannot create brilliant ideas outside the norm. Beyond your comfort zone is a whole new world that you should venture. Don’t hold back and you can be ready for anything.
Kristina Mills is a highly regarded direct response copywriter, marketing strategist, entrepreneur and success strategist having worked with and produced great results for some of Australia's most inspirational entrepreneurs, speakers, event companies, professional services firms, property companies, and internet entrepreneurs. She is the author of Invisible Genius Vol1 and 2, Freelance Copywriting Fast Track Course, Direct Mail Mastery, Web Copy Mastery, Invisible Genius Vol.1 and 2, Mortgage Broker Letters that Sell, Real Estate Letters that Sell, How to Create a Sales Explosion With Every Ad and Letter Your Write. To find out more about how Kristina can help you live your potential, arrange a free 15 minute phone chat.