This post was written by Christina Battons.
Being a writer is difficult. Being a woman writer is even more complicated. Feminism ideology develops, and you are to stand for it. You are to show that you are more than just a pretty face, even if you need to show that writing skill does not depend on gender all the time. It does not matter whether you are male or female; if you are good with writing, you will find your audience.
The problem of gender equity keeps taking the leading place in various discussions. Many women will agree that people expect nothing from them, but if a woman states that she’s an expert in a certain field, everyone would expect that she will become a revolutionary who will change the world.
While some women manifest to show that they are just like men, others choose to demonstrate the professional and talent equity in a slightly different manner. They show the results of their work, and this is perhaps the best way to prove that nothing depends on your gender.
Do you want to be one of those who proves the gender equity of writing skills? We know that working on texts may be difficult sometimes, and in many cases, you need something more than just talent to write. In this article, we will tell you about 7 habits that all successful women writers have. These also apply to men writers, but let’s reveal all of them!
– Organization is the key to all spheres of life
Organization helps to simplify the process of writing. Moreover, it contributes to a better quality of life. If you know how to organize your working activity and hobbies, you can easily complete your tasks quickly and more efficiently. What should you do to become more organized? Here are some ideas:
- Your working place should be clean
- Use a filing system to keep different information in different places
- Prioritize your tasks
- Make notes
- Use applications to manage your time and tasks
– Keep your emotions under control
Women are emotional. This is great for writing. But sometimes emotions play a dirty trick. Even the perfectly organized processes may fail if you do not control your emotions.
It’s vitally important to be able to handle pressure, stick to the goals you set, and not fall into a panic if something goes wrong. If you get angry all the time, if you get frustrated when you come across critics, and if you cannot stay calm when the deadlines are almost here, your writing will probably not be very successful.
– Be confident
Confidence is the key to success. If you always hesitate about whether or not you can handle a task, you won’t be able to avoid failure.
For those who have problems with confidence, we recommend acting. You can spend days and even weeks trying to understand whether you have made a proper choice, but you will never be sure until you actually start to do something.
– Help others
By helping other people, you grow personally. This help may be different: you can share your experience with young writers, you can hold free webinars and lectures about writing, you can enroll in volunteering work. Everything depends on you.
Never hide your knowledge and experience from those who need it. This help will return to you as insights and expertise that will make your writing even better.
– Take care of yourself
Your health is the most important thing. You can be talented as J.K. Rowling, but if you have problems with your health, you won’t be able to keep working hard. You need to take care of your physical and mental health equally. Do some yoga, go to the gym, meditate, and never feel regret for time and money that you spend on your health.
– Use your strong sides
To become a successful writer, you are to concentrate on your strengths. If you are good in academic writing, focus on writing essays and other papers. If you are great with short stories, put more emphasis on working in this niche. By developing your strengths, you will soon become an expert.
Of course, it’s important to work on your weak sides as well. In many cases, they can become a perfect support for further development of your strengths.
– Set clear goals
Goal setting is considered to be one of the basic points for reaching success. If you know what exactly you want to get, you can develop a working plan for it.
The best approach here is to set some big goals and separate them into smaller tasks that are easier to accomplish. Therefore, you will be able to get to your goal step by step.
Your goals should be clear and realistic. For example, if you want to write a book in a week, it won’t be a good goal, as even professional writers can’t do that.
All these habits will contribute perfectly to your writing success. However, they will also help you in other spheres of your life. Confidence, goal setting, great mental and physical health, your strong sides and emotions, organization of your work, and the desire to help other people are the foundation for personal and professional growth.
Do you have any of these habits? Are there any you need to work on?