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You need to write, but writing scares you. Whether you're writing for your business, are blogging, or are writing a book, getting comfortable with writing is essential.

Try these simple tips. Before you know it, writing easily will become... fun.

(c) 2014 Angela Booth. All Rights Reserved.

Website: http://angelabooth.com/

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Fear of Writing: 5 Ways to Write With Ease

Published at Nov 06, 2015
If you need to write, and avoid it, these tips will help. They're for business writers, bloggers, and authors. They'll help you to write ads, and books. Stop procrastinating, and get over your fear of writing today.

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Fear of Writing

5 Ways to Write With Ease
You need to write, but writing scares you. Whether you're writing for your business, are blogging, or are writing a book, getting comfortable with writing is essential.

Try these simple tips. Before you know it, writing easily will become... fun.

(c) 2014 Angela Booth. All Rights Reserved.

Website: http://angelabooth.com/

Free Content Library: http://writinggenii.com/

1. Can't Write?

Write in your email app
Who says you have to write in a word processor? Make writing non-threatening by starting off your writing projects in your email app.

Email is easy. Pretend you're writing to a friend, or to yourself. Write on your phone, to make writing simple and casual.

Just get started, and write.

2. Done is Better than perfect

write and publish
Expectations cripple you. Be happy to write rubbish. If you don't know how to get started, write that: "I need to write this stupid article, and I want to start off brilliantly. The article is about..."

Just start writing. Then weed out the extra words, and add new words.

Then publish. "Publish" may mean sending the letter, publishing the post to your blog, or even (eventually) publishing your book.

Expect nothing. Do your best. Write. And publish.
Photo by garryknight

3. Write 50 words a day

Build a writing Habit
Remember: expectations can cripple you. So, lower your expectations.

Commit to writing just 50 words a day. You can do that. Write on your phone. Once you've written your 50 words, you're done. Any additional words are a bonus.

Can you write 50 words a day? You'll be amazed at how soon those 50 words lead to more words.

4. Discover

what you want to say by Writing
Got nothing to say? That's OK! All writing is discovery. If you have no idea what you want to say, write that. You don't even need to know what you want to write about.

Here's how to start writing when you have no clue: "I don't know what to write about. If I did know, I'd write about____"

Write. Words produce more words, and before you know it, you'll have something to say.
Photo by Nick Kenrick.

5. list

start writing with a list of words
Author Ray Bradbury started writing with lists of nouns. I like to list nouns and adjectives: summery, smooth, run, thunderstorm, peach...

Your word lists prime the pump of your writing. Use a few of your words in a sentence, and write for a couple of minutes.

You can use word lists at any stage of your writing process. They jolt you out of lethargy, and inspire you. Have fun. :-)

(c) 2014 Angela Booth. All Rights Reserved.

Website: http://angelabooth.com/

Free Content Library: http://writinggenii.com/