On February 7: How To Make Writing Seem Easy

If you can appreciate things and most of God's creation, writing will be easy for you. If you can face challenges easily and reflect that steadfastness comes with every defeat, writing will be easy for you. If you can dream and love and hope, words will flow freely from your heart; you can write.

Writing is hard. Yes, difficult, especially, if you would harrow the words from your heart and press on and off the photographs in your mind. When you do this - you will go back to the past and use them as materials for writing. You must creatively observe the present. You must believe in the wonder of tomorrow.

No writer ever lived without knowing how to toil every single day. Tradition is a matter of much wider significance. It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor (The Sacred Wood, T.S. Eliot).

Charles Lamb says that we should rise with the lark, and that we should lie down with the lamb (Essays of Elia).

On the other hand, writing is made easy through constant practice. Like spoken language, writing improves in hard labor.

Here are some tips:

1. Keep a daily journal. In your notebook write/make some notes about important daily activities. Block schedules and explain duties to be done. This is like keeping a diary. Also, you may write about work, reflections, letters, friends, family, lessons, God, and various topics. This will look like an academic notebook.

So: diary plus information equals the academic journal.

2. Maintain blogs online. This will help you express yourself and ideas. Sharing with a social network will help you and others communicate freely and collaborate for better communities.

3. Learn to appreciate life and the beauty in everyone. See how one works for a living and how he/she loves work. The beauty of work is common to all. It is an appreciation of God's gifts.

4. Make reading a habit. What would you write, if you never read and get information? Know how to select useful and entertaining materials.

5. Write sentences everyday.

6. Learn new words everyday. Refer to the dictionary. When we were younger we all learned how to spell, now we're older, we can continue the good habit of learning new words (one or two). Learning never stops.

7. Write emails and make your friends and family happy. Share with them.

8. Review basic grammar rules. Any good book in English will do.

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