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Ever wonder why your writing abilities aren't improving? They are following a few religious blog posts about writing. You write almost every day. Maybe you've already learned of the 10,000-hour rule: to control a craft, you must practice for 10,000hrs. When you can devote 4 lessons a week to writing, it will take 48 years to learn the writing abilities.
Are you able to get better more quickly? The number of lessons you need to practice varies from pitch to pitch. Two hundred lessons of practice can be enough. Target 10,000hrs before your 20th anniversary. So what do you want to accomplish with your letter? Also, not every exercise enhances your abilities. You' re gonna have to practice on purpose. No.
You' re practicing every ability on purpose. You are. It' the same with writing. You' ve got to practice your writing on purpose. Do it. Which is target-oriented writing practice? Secret from the New Science of Expertise," he says, "targeted practice is the most efficient way to develop new capabilities and capabilities - whether you want to be a little better or a top performance musician.
ERICSON advises 4 principle of targeted practice to enhance each ability more quickly. Enhancing your writing and writing abilities is not a particular objective. Instead, consider certain targets such as: Ericsson writes in his pamphlet how Gabriele Imreh, an international renowned piano player, is preparing to practice a new work: "I've never played a piano before: When Imreh saw the play, the first thing she did was (....) to create an "artistic image" - a portrayal of how the play should have sounded when it was played.
It started by going through the whole song and determining exactly which fingerings she would use. Imreh's practice captures the big image of how the song should be heard - and the detailing, placement of fingers and turning points. Her writing practice should also include the big scheme, such as making a convincing case, and the detail, such as the choice of the right words.
Focussing means that we are not diverted in writing by local newspapers, loud neighbours and shopping list. Focussing also means that we are dedicated to the improvement of a certain job - we cannot practice at the same structuring and wording and rhythm. ERICSON explains how Benjamin Franklin developed his own writing practices to enhance certain abilities.
In The Spectator, for example, to enhance the texture and rationale of his writing, he selected The Spectator items as a benchmark and created the following exercise: he took the scrambled clues from an item and arranged them in the most natural order for him, then wrote phrases from each note and compared the results with the first one.
This practice made him think about how to organize his thoughts in a script. In order to speed up your writing ability, concentrate on a particular writing ability. In order to enhance your writing and rectify errors, you need to know what is the default you are trying to reach and assess your writing against this one.
However, as Franklin's practice shows above, you can also create your own drills and analyze your own writing. For example, to practice my own web writing, I took Apple's website as my default and checked my own writing against them. What was my wording in comparison? What was the pace of my writing?
And to practice my writing abilities, I took Copyblogger as my default. When you can't employ a teacher, you will be taught how to evaluate your own writing. Have a good example of how to write and how to use this example to compare certain parts of your own writing. However, our abilities are stagnating. Studies (.....) show that physicians who have been in the practice for twenty or thirty years perform less well on certain objectives than those who are only two or three years after completing their training.
Much of what physicians do in their daily practice turns out to do nothing to enhance or even retain their skills; it does little to challenge them or push them out of their comforts. I didn't think I had any creativity when I began writing. However, when authoring became a major marketeer, I knew I had to understand how to spell.
I' ve been studying what makes writing good. I' ve been practicing little by little. The writing aroused my interest, assisted me to meet my anxieties and broadened my horizon. I found the joy of writing well.