5 Habits of More Effective Writers

Contributed by Kenneth Waldman

There are two types of successful writers out there – the ones blessed with an innate talent and perpetual inspiration, and the ones who work hard every day. The latter ones have no choice but to technically grow by constant practice. You will be surprised, but most famous writers achieved their recognition through routine.

If you want to be a remarkable online writer, waiting for the inspiration to come is not an option. In the online environment only constant contributors survive. So let’s see how you can improve those skills and why not, cash in more money.

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What to do When You Discover You’re Afraid of Everything

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time being afraid of things.

Of course, this fear doesn’t manifest as horror-film-worthy terror, and I (mostly) don’t run down the street screaming, not by a long shot. We’re way more clever than that, me and my fear. We mask it with other, more socially acceptable justifications. For instance…

  • “Oh, I’m not afraid to go to that party. I’m just tired.”
  • “Me? Afraid of asking for a raise? Pfft! Naw, the reason I’m not asking for more money is because they have this policy that disqualifies me…”
  • “Auditions don’t scare me. I’m choosing not to throw my hat in the ring because I’m not the type they want.”

If anything, fear is a master of disguise. And to be completely honest? That pisses me off. And it scared me a little, too (SEE WHAT I MEAN!?).

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Want to Make More Money? Go Clean Your Closet (Seriously)

I accept that you may already think I’m crazy just based on the headline of this article.

But despite that – or perhaps because of it – I’m going to walk through the logic of something that I once heard Suzanne Evans proclaim on stage, which was, “Anytime I want to make a butt load of money, I go around the house and throw stuff away.”

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