As my eyes were “walking” and “wandering” through website by website, I bounded to an awesome article entitled “10 ways to tell if you are writing with confidence” at my favourite blog of Writes Write .
There are some clues that reflect the writer’s confidence. They are :
- are willing to take chances and try something new in their writing. They listen to suggestions. They don’t take criticism personally.
- mostly write in the active voice. Their characters are the stars of the show.
- write in specifics. They don’t use modifiers and qualifiers to hide what they’re trying to say.
- don’t overwrite. When they’ve said what they need to say, they stop.
- use the five senses on every page. They have learnt how to stop telling and they have mastered the art of showing.
- use strong verbs, and stop using unnecessary adverbs. They do not pad their writing.
- write with sentences that vary in length and structure. They develop a rhythm. They watch the right hand side of the page to make sure there is enough white space.
- have a writing routine. They embrace the discipline of a writer’s life by sticking to a schedule.
- stop being defensive about their writing. They listen to constructive criticism. They do not attack people who think or write differently to them.
- have a tangible writing goal, with achievable deadlines.
World is a canvas and we are the writers 🙂