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How do we know if your written creation is good enough for others to read?



So, you have an idea or story in your mind that you're bursting to share with others or are wondering whether it's even worth it. Look no further! In today's Blog, we're exploring just that, “How do we know if our creation is good enough for others to read?”.

From inception to getting published and how we each managed our journey, recognising that every journey is individual and unique with a mix of heartache and joy. Staring at an empty page can be both intimidating, exhilarating, and scary at the same time. We often spend hours staring into space with others, not understanding our mind is working rapidly. To listen to our latest Podcast of this discussion use the link below, we have also summarised this for you here too:



How to start your journey as an author? What next?

So, you have had that idea and brainwave moment and would like to bring this to life and share your imagination with others? First let’s explore how you can start your journey as an author:


1. Read a lot: The more you read, the better equipped you are to write. Read anything and everything that interests you, both in and outside of your chosen genre.


2. Write frequently: Practice makes perfect, so be sure to write on a regular basis, even if it’s just a small amount each day.


3. Find your niche: Determine what kind of writing you want to pursue and what niche best suits your interests and skills.


4. Set goals: Establish realistic goals for yourself to stay motivated, such as word count or completion deadlines.


5. Develop your writing skills: Join writing groups or take courses to hone your writing skills.


6. Build your author platform: Start creating a platform for your writing by building a website, creating social media profiles, and engaging with potential readers.


7. Submit your work for publication: Once you feel confident in your writing, start submitting your work to literary magazines or publishers, or self-publish your work.


8. Network: Attend writing events and engage with other authors to gain new perspectives and build your professional network.

Ok, so now you know how to get started – But the ultimate question is “Is my content good enough for other to read?” Read on to fin out how to make your content good enough and how to take your writing to the next level.

Let’s have a look at the different ways to know if your writing is good enough for other to read:


1. Get feedback from others: One of the best ways to gauge the quality of your writing is to get feedback from others. This can be from friends, family members, or other writers. They can provide you with constructive criticism to help you improve, as well as positive feedback to let you know what you're doing well.


2. Join a writing group: Joining a writing group can be a great way to get feedback from other writers who can provide you with their honest opinion about the quality of your work.


3. Hire an editor: If you're serious about publishing your writing, consider hiring a professional editor to review and provide feedback on your work. They can help you improve the structure, flow, and grammar of your writing.


4. Compare your work to published authors: Read books from published authors in your genre and compare your writing to theirs. This can give you an idea of the level of quality you need to achieve to be successful.


5. Trust your gut: Ultimately, you must trust your own instincts about your writing. If you feel confident in your work, it's likely that others will too.


Summary


Remember that writing is a process, and it takes time and practice to develop your skills. Keep writing, revising, and getting feedback until you feel confident that your work is ready for others to read.

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