“Do it Regardless of Your Imperfect Writing Skills”

1. It’s good for your mental health
Putting words on paper can be therapeutic, whether you put a pen to paper or type on a computer. Expressing yourself through writing can be useful for your health and emotional well-being. Writing without worrying (expressive writing), involves pouring your heart and mind into words, without worrying about spelling, punctuation, grammar and other writing conventions are right for you. Believe it or not, research has found that writing helps with recovery from loss and depression. According to a 2005 article in the journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, the benefits of expressive writing linger and pay off in the long run. Research has shown that there is a link between evocative writing and a boost to mood. It is also, well-being, stress levels and depressive symptoms. In addition to, physical benefits such as lower blood pressure, improved lung and liver functioning. Some research has also suggested that expressive writing could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder. So, there you have it, you have no right reason not to share what you know, or how you fixed that problem.

2. You Leave a legacy
I am fond of watching ancestry programmes, and one thing I find intriguing is the joy that people feel when they discover that their ancestors left something that they can touch. Imagine your future generations stumbling upon a something you wrote. We all have a story to tell. One day we will leave this earth, and our children’s children will have something to read you wrote that. Wonderful! Is it not?

3. Sharing your knowledge can help someone.
Believe it or not, we all know something that someone else does not do. Or we have a spin on a topic that may seem straightforward to us but not to others. Writing about your subject can help someone to improve their life. When you write in a book, you are likely to reach more people than you would in your day-to-day life.

4. Practice makes you better
Most people wait to be perfect or discount themselves because they feel their writing skills are not good enough. I was one of those people. I make a lot of mistakes, and that played severely on my self-esteem and confidence. The more I thought about writing, the more anxious I felt because I knew someone was going to tell me about how ‘un-English’ my writing is in their opinion. I still get that now, but you know what? As I have started expressing myself with the imperfections, my writing skills have improved, I get someone else to proofread my work. It makes me happy to know that despite my dyslexia, I am still able to write and you are reading this right now because I took the step to write it. So, you too can write. You should start writing, and your skills will improve. Zig Ziglar wrote, “you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

5. Creating a Platform as a speaker on your topic
People are always looking for someone who can speak or teach on a particular topic, as an author they can find you and request you to speak at their events. You can also get paid for your book. Though a book itself might not get you a high income unless you are J K Rowling, it can certainly put you in a position where you can sell your products and people can find you based on your market. It also adds the title Author to your credentials!

2 Comments

  • Mohammed Belal Uddin April 3, 2018 at 6:07 am

    This site really great for imperfect writers. I think there are lot of opportunity to express individual’s writing skills. I feel proud writing something and getting published on an website. Its great and keeps individuals mentally sound. Creativity is the best therapy for resolving mental health problem. I would like to thank administrator of this site.
    Warm regards
    Mohammed Belal Uddin
    Public Health Specialist and Anti School Bullying Activist
    SRN, Bangladesh.

    Reply
    • Amina Chitembo May 18, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      Thank You Mohammed Belal Uddin, Really appreciate it.

      Reply

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