Just write by Serge ‘Mage’ Cote

Every word you put on paper is worth something.

Even if you think it’s not that good, keep everything you write.

All your text will need revising. It’s a fact for 98% of the first draft. Thereメs few writers that can create a first draft that is good enough to publish directly.

Even if your text needs a big rewriting, it doesn’t mean that it’s trash.

Some of the great work published wasn’t that great as a first draft. After hours and hours of rewriting, the finish work published became a bestseller.

Did you ever wonder if you do have a best seller waiting to be published in your pile of unfinished text?

Maybe you have already wrote your first best seller.

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

– Stephen King

The first best seller of Stephen King (Carrie) went in the trash. It’s his wife who took it out and ask him to finish it. If it was only for the King, that book would never been published.

No writing is wasted. If it doesn’t end into a bestseller, it will help you create something even better. The more you write, the better you become at it.

You have to be attentive to the quality of your text and do work on getting them better.

You want to be a writer, then write.

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The Brand by Serge ‘Mage’ Cote

In the world of Blogging, you are the brand.

Whatever you post, it’s all from you. Even if you repost someone else’s post, it’s your choice, so it’s all from you.

How can we find ways to be interesting while keeping some stuff personal?

First, there’s a need to be true. Truth in what you think and believe is the first thing you need to be as you blog.

Second, you don’t need to impose your belief. What you believe will always come out of your post. If you stay away from being judgmental in your blog, things will be easier for you. **Warning: there’s a lot of people online who are searching for reason to confront. They’re searching for anything that will give them the opportunity to fight. Most of the time, it’s useless to respond to them. They don’t care who’s right or wrong, they only want to confront and fight.

Third, don’t post anything without taking the time to do a second or a third verification. If you take the time to read and adjust your post, you’ll end up with post that are nice to read and set up to present your idea in a clear and simple way.

Fourth, you don’t need to be perfect. Yes, do your best. But the main reason to have a blog is to post. So, if you find yourself stuck in front of a post, the best choice is always to post instead of not posting. And remember, you can still modify your post later if there’s a major error in it.

Fifth, if you are in a high rush of writing. Post something and keep the rest for another day when you don’t feel like writing that much. You should create post that are easy to read in less than 5 minutes. Why? Because our world is about short info. Yes, there’s still a lot of people that are reading long text, but the majority don’t. So, if you want to reach large audience, find a way to mix your long post into short ones.

In the blogging world, you are the brand. People will identify your post to you. They will identify your personality to your post. Don’t expect to hide anything. It will come out.

Be yourself and create some good stuff online. Many people underestimate the effect they have with their post. If you keep on posting good stuff, the right people will find your blog and they’ll be touch.

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How to write

How to write…

There’s a ton of information about writing online. You can find thousands of good blog post on the subject, and also a ton of good eBook. If you look on Amazon, you can find a lot of books on the subject.

With all that information available to you, why should I make a post on that subject?

It’s because, I want to share with you what’s on my mind.

I think that you can learn all you want about writing (You can read and read). Nothing is better then doing while learning. You need to write as you learn to make it better.

You can keep on reading about writing. It’s ok to do so. But you need also to do the writing.

I’ll give you some tips:

  1. Develop the habit of writing.
    1. Choose to dedicate time to the actual action of writing.
    2. The best would be to do this every day.
    3. At first, start with 20 minutes. A real 20 minutes where you do nothing else then writing. After 30 days, you can raise that time if you want. Don’t underestimate the amount of writing you can do in 20 minutes a day.

“The desire to write grows with writing.”

– Desiderius Erasmus

Yes, there’s a lot more to do after the creative moment. But if you can manage this part, the rest will be easy.