Who else hates to write?

by jelder1 69 replies
I have quite a bit of knowledge about IM and came to th realization
that writing is a huge part whether it be articles, ebooks, copywriting etc. I can't
seem to want to take the time to do any of it. . What can I do to motivate
myself and just do it when I absolutely hate to write? Especially creating an ebook is the hardest which means I go nowhere!!
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanPiccolo
    Writing is my weakest point. I'm like a deer in headlights when i have to do it. I'm best at graphics.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Gray
    I also do not enjoy the writing aspects of this business nearly as much as putting up sites and SEO, but you do what you got to do and you got to write. So I try and write as much as I can on the weekends, outsource about half of my written content, and try to get a few good blog posts written each week. Never seems like there is enought time to get everything done.

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      True story...

      When I was 5 years old, my mother wanted me to take piano lessons. She
      was a concert pianist and wanted me to learn to play. So she was going to
      teach me herself. She was an excellent teacher.

      Problem was, I had no interest in playing at the time. I hated practicing.

      As a result, I quit very quickly.

      At age 20, after suffering a terrible breakup, I turned to music. Suddenly, I
      wanted to learn how to play, so I taught myself.

      Because I finally wanted to do it, I enjoyed it and became pretty good at
      it.

      Since age 20, I have recorded 50 CDs of original music. Actually, in the
      early days, they were put on 8 track tape, then cassette and then
      finally CDs.

      Point is, if you hate doing something or have no interest in doing it,
      the chances of you doing it well are slim to none. At least that's my
      opinion.

      If you hate to write or hate the thought of writing, whether it's articles,
      ebooks, newsletters or whatever, get somebody to do it for you.

      That's the best advice that I can give you until you decide that you
      really want to do this and can find a way to enjoy it.

      That time comes to each in their own time.....
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      • Profile picture of the author Sonja
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Point is, if you hate doing something or have no interest in doing it,
        the chances of you doing it well are slim to none. At least that's my
        opinion.

        If you hate to write or hate the thought of writing, whether it's articles,
        ebooks, newsletters or whatever, get somebody to do it for you.
        Exactly! I hate writing too and the time that I have spent frustratingly trying to do it, I could have better spent promoting.

        For me it meant: Time = Lost Money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    I absolutely hate writing. That is why bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Now, I can do what I do best... talk :-)

    Regards,

    Shannon Herod
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    • Profile picture of the author Sonja
      Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

      I absolutely hate writing. That is why bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Now, I can do what I do best... talk :-)

      Regards,

      Shannon Herod
      Yep this is definitely a great program once you train it and learn all the commands. I use it only on subjects that I am familiar with. Otherwise I get to stopping mid sentence and doing the uhhhh or ummmm and the words don't come out correct.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    If you find it hard to write an article or ebook, try breaking it down into a smaller task. For example, it's not hard or daunting to write 100 words is it? Come up with 4 parts to your article -- an intro to talk about what you're going to talk about, 2 points to make up the body, and a conclusion to lead people to the sale or summarize the information. Suddenly, 100 words for each of those makes for a very easy article the write.

    The same goes for ebooks. Break up the insurmountable task into "articles." Obviously these sections will have to flow and make sense, but people are often able to actually get their ebook done by breaking it up into smaller portions.

    A lot of writing has to do with your mindset, and this can help get you there
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    I hate writing, yes I do. And been on Radio world for so many years you can expect me to talk. A lot.

    But i've learned to write for my sites and in 5-6 years i developed a method to let my writing hate outside I think about rankings, happy visitors.
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      • Profile picture of the author ezminisites
        Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

        Outsource as much as you can unless you don't have enough capital. In that case, why not trade what you do like for someone to do the writing? I just had someone approach me to trade video creation for article creation. I don't have a clue how to put together a video so this is a great tradeoff for me as I happen to like writing.

        If you ask around, I guarantee that other writers are out there who wouldn't mind trading their skills for yours.

        Tina G

        Very GREAT point! Thanks for sharing that!

        Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author jelder1
    Thanks for all of your inputs warriors! This will definately help
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    • Profile picture of the author turbostar52
      I feel your pain jeldr1. I hate writing myself. I can code all day in java and c/c++, but when it comes to writing, I can stare at the computer monitor for hours. My best advice to you is: outsource. I've come to realization that I have to outsource, and do what I do best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sara Young
    I outsource much of my writing for the same reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    An excellent reason to love and use the never ending niche content throughout the good ol' public domain! Just incase a few of you missed another Great warrior share regarding the public domain...
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    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author AskStevenSmith
    I have no idea why I opened up this thread because I actually enjoy writing. The one thing that has helped is buying Dragon Naturally Speaking. It is an excellent piece of software that you speak into and it types out your words.

    It has allowed me to "write" much quicker and allowed me to be much more efficient.

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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Becky
    I really hate in writing! not because that kind of work is bad, just that I'm not really good at it
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    • Profile picture of the author ideamarketers
      One of the most common problems people run into when trying to promote themselves online is writer's block. Either they don't consider themselves a good writer or they just have trouble getting started. Since writing can be such a phenomenal way to get your message out there -- in articles, books, ebooks, or blogging -- it's a real shame when someone has so much potential, but just can't string the words together.

      Here's a possible solution. Did you know that there's public domain magazine content out there that you can adapt and make your own, that will present you as an expert and increase your credibility? You can take it, use it as a starting place, and make it completely your own! No copyright issues or anything (assuming you've done your homework and checked it out).

      You don't have to be a prolific or great writer to use this material to create some top-notch articles either. You can also use it to help you write books, ebooks, websites, blogs.

      Lisa Rae Preston has put together a site where you can access several CDs of quality public domain magazine content each month - and learn how to make the information your own so it's unique. The great thing is Lisa's already paid her lawyers to copyright search the content so you don't have to!

      Definitely worth looking at if you don't enjoy writing or just need a little start in the right direction... PDGoldRush.com is the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author flamingleaf8
    i too have a problem with writing, i tend to start and get lost and dont know how to end my projects. so i have a lot of stuff that are sort of unfinished.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua.E1
      In the beginning of my IM walk, I do not really like to write (as my English was not that good).

      Now that I am beginning to like it very much.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Becky
      Originally Posted by flamingleaf8 View Post

      i too have a problem with writing, i tend to start and get lost and dont know how to end my projects. so i have a lot of stuff that are sort of unfinished.
      we're in the same boat:p
      that's my biggest problem
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  • Profile picture of the author david poole
    have to say i love writing, and have written my own ebooks, ezines, copy writing etc.
    Im really lucky not only to enjoy it but it be pretty good at it.
    if anyone wants some help then let me know

    david
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisg120
    Originally Posted by jelder1 View Post

    I have quite a bit of knowledge about IM and came to th realization
    that writing is a huge part whether it be articles, ebooks, copywriting etc. I can't
    seem to want to take the time to do any of it. . What can I do to motivate
    myself and just do it when I absolutely hate to write? Especially creating an ebook is the hardest which means I go nowhere!!
    As a none writer, I dont like to write either, but apparently there are many that do, hence the large number of people offering writing services. Let them do it for you. No point in doing something you dont like . Might as well get a JOB.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew G Gowans
      I LOVE writing and have done since first grade.

      It certainly has proved to be a blessing when it comes to article and ebook writing especially when delivering to the demands and expectations of clients. I get a huge kick when a client's site gets to page 1 (and mine do too!)

      FREE ebook to 100 warriors who hate writing

      Over time I have also provided coaching for writers who especially wish to write for the internet.

      This led me to writing an ebook "101 Ways To Cure Your Writing Paranoia" providing over 100 writing tips which received excellent reviews from a number of known warriors.

      If you would like a free copy, click on the book link in the sig for more info and if you feel it would help you transform your writing, do not purchase the book, send me a PM and I will happily send you the link for free (first 100 warriors).

      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Aimee_91
    I love writing, but the more you do it I think the more you will begin to enjoy and improve at it. Gd luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author deu12000
    I hate writing articles. I've bought several WSO's on tips to write articles and how to write fast articles and things like that and no matter what I hate it. I usually just buy my articles but every once in a while I will write my own because I feel I'm the best writer, I just hate to do it.

    I have also used Dragon Naturally Speaking and it's alright, but I don't use it much. The good thing about it is you have audio and text. With the audio you can create podcasts and submit them to podcasting sites, you can create videos with the audio (and submit those to the appropriate places) and with the text you can do the article submissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author TyBrown
    It's not my favorite either. It is a means to an end, though, and that is where I get motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author webtoday
    I don't think that many people were born writers. Writing about what you like or are good at always makes the task easier and fun.

    Picking a niche that you are passionate about will help.
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  • Profile picture of the author k8spy8
    Neither love too much nor hate . I love when it is require for me to assist in making money. Rest of the time do not like. It is a pain to write something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kat Fuschillo
    Steve's right, you should try the Dragon Naturally Speaking software. All you have to do is talk to it. You can create content much faster with it and it's a lot more fun.

    If that doesn't work, you should consider outsourcing. That's even easier!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Silverman
    Your question seems to deal with keeping motivated, especially now that you're writing an ebook. I know exactly what you're going through. I was in it. I hate writing, but I kept the motivation to write and I've finally finished MY ebook.

    Let me tell you how I did it.

    I have a good buddy who is a life coach and I have a very supportive girlfriend. My buddy and I spent time creating a dreamboard full of the end goals and success I want in my life. There is a reason why you are writing that ebook. Print pictures of what you want out of it. For me, I posted pictures of a nice house, lots of vegetables (I like gardening), pictures of cash, pools, hotels, pictures of different cities... and anything that will remind you of why you are torturing yourself with writing. Glue all of these pictures on your dream board. You can also put quotes that motivate you on your board. Then place that dreamboard on your wall right above your computer so you can see it every day. It's hard to slack off when your dreams are constantly in your face.

    Also, use a weekly calendar and write your goals down. Set a certain amount of time each day to write, it will REALLY help. I recommend 4 to 6 hours each day. It doesn't have to be done all at once, you can allow a break in between each hour. I found that I am more likely to do something when I write it down in a schedule as opposed to just thinking about doing it.

    Finally, ask those closest to you to keep you accountable. Have them nag you from time to time and ask you if you're keeping up with your writing and to help motivate you to write. My girl really helped me with this, especially since she knows exactly how to motivate me.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwall
    Originally Posted by jelder1 View Post

    I have quite a bit of knowledge about IM and came to th realization
    that writing is a huge part whether it be articles, ebooks, copywriting etc. I can't
    seem to want to take the time to do any of it. . What can I do to motivate
    myself and just do it when I absolutely hate to write? Especially creating an ebook is the hardest which means I go nowhere!!
    If you don't like to write, how about creating videos instead.
    You can create a series of videos using screen capture software instead of writing an ebook.

    It takes a lot less time to create videos and videos have a higher perceived value than ebooks so you can sell them at a higher price point.

    You can also submit videos to YouTube and other video sites to drive traffic to your websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author petevamp
    Originally Posted by jelder1 View Post

    I have quite a bit of knowledge about IM and came to th realization
    that writing is a huge part whether it be articles, ebooks, copywriting etc. I can't
    seem to want to take the time to do any of it. . What can I do to motivate
    myself and just do it when I absolutely hate to write? Especially creating an ebook is the hardest which means I go nowhere!!
    this is the thing I hate the most. I can do the writing my self how ever I would rather just pay someone 50$ to write me 10 articles depending on the writer I hire for the job I may get more then that. There are a few good sites where you can hire a writer. I know of a few people in this industry that lack the skills in every aspect of internet marketing how ever they simply out source everything and they make a killing doing so.
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  • Profile picture of the author TommyBoy
    I also hate to write about topics I have no knowledge of. So I prefer to pick niches that are either easy to learn, or make up as I go using just basic notes. I have found it harder to re write existing articles than to just come up with an original based on just a few facts I jot down. Then I use my imagination to fill in the blanks.

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Baker
    I have proven through my work that I am a great copywriter, but like so many others, thought I didn't like it up until a few months ago when a mentor of mine gave me this one big piece of advice - get out of your current environment (my office) and go out into nature.

    Fortunately I live by the beach, so my obvious choice was to go down to the beach, sit on a park bench and write. There is only one golden rule to this, only do it on an incoming tide as the water brings energy in with it (I've proved this) - I know this may sound strange to some Warriors, but it works for.

    Whether it's the beach or wherever, just get out of your everyday environment and let the creative juices flow.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author JackPowers
      Originally Posted by Steve Baker View Post

      I have proven through my work that I am a great copywriter, but like so many others, thought I didn't like it up until a few months ago when a mentor of mine gave me this one big piece of advice - get out of your current environment (my office) and go out into nature.

      Fortunately I live by the beach, so my obvious choice was to go down to the beach, sit on a park bench and write. There is only one golden rule to this, only do it on an incoming tide as the water brings energy in with it (I've proved this) - I know this may sound strange to some Warriors, but it works for.

      Whether it's the beach or wherever, just get out of your everyday environment and let the creative juices flow.

      Steve
      True, It's much more enjoyable to write when you're out of the office. It's also 'dangerous' to write at home, there's just too much distraction.
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    • Profile picture of the author mayapearl
      Originally Posted by Steve Baker View Post

      I have proven through my work that I am a great copywriter, but like so many others, thought I didn't like it up until a few months ago when a mentor of mine gave me this one big piece of advice - get out of your current environment (my office) and go out into nature.

      Fortunately I live by the beach, so my obvious choice was to go down to the beach, sit on a park bench and write. There is only one golden rule to this, only do it on an incoming tide as the water brings energy in with it (I've proved this) - I know this may sound strange to some Warriors, but it works for.

      Whether it's the beach or wherever, just get out of your everyday environment and let the creative juices flow.

      Steve
      Hi Steve,
      totally agree, I however live in Brizzie and my way to find some inspiration is to go to my favorite cafe with my notebook and the papers. I reckon anywhere is good as long as you can relax.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlwilson
    Like you, writing is not one of the thing that I normally do, its so hard to to. But when you ask me what should you do to motivate yourself to write... think you should read a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roxanne Willis
    It's not that I hate to write, but I don't have the talent to write. Motivation is really a key factor in everything. Just stay focus and write wholeheartedly.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackPowers
    I like writing the direct sales stuff. I love tweaking my landing pages and making people take action. Selling something, because you wrote a great copy is the best feeling.

    I do hate writing Ezine articles and blog posts because it's so repetitive. I also write for clients on only one technical topic and it can get a bit tiring when you have to write the same article for the hundred time, but after some time, it almost becomes automatic.
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  • Profile picture of the author abelacts
    Not everyone likes writing. And why force yourself to do something you don't like. Of course, you can "motivate" yourself to write but the outcome will be horrible. Everybody has different talents and if you hate writing, chances are your talent is not in writing. Why not just outsource to others who love writing. Not only that, outsourcing's another benefit is freeing up your time too. Many authors such as Tim Ferris and Jack Canfield follow along this line.
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  • Profile picture of the author victorkimba
    Every article have a litle techniques. Your hear about "Mr Fire" he sell a ebook about Advanced Hypnotic writing. Very good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Ho
    hmmm i'm ok with writing.. it's kinda fun when you use it as a medium to vent all your inner frustrations.. writing professionally though.. is a different matter altogether..
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  • Profile picture of the author slimboy
    I don't hate writing, but I don't know how to write in English.
    My English totally suck! I try to learn English writing, but very hard to learn.

    Someone said "If you want to learn English writing, you better use your hand to copy other good English articles on paper"....But I'm too lazy to doing this.

    so....I just outsource all my writing stuff to ghostwriter.
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  • Profile picture of the author wisecrone333
    I am one of the people who absolutely loves to write - I can't write good sales copy, but give me any niche topic and I can create content, articles and ebooks till the cows come home (which is about 4pm in our rural community). But I am the opposite - I have been reading about how video is the more popular way to create content and I am wondering if the written word will just fade away - I have been exploring all sorts of video software and stuff, but frankly doing a video scares the crap out of me - am I the only one?

    Best wishes
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    • Profile picture of the author ErikSaether
      I actually enjoy writing. But my limited knowledge about Engslish grammar keeps me from writing for my business. I'm taking English lessons but will remain a happy customer of several ghost writers for a long time still.

      I've found several very good writers. For the most I provide them with keywords and ideas for titles and topics.

      Only when I have a strong feeling about what the final article or report should look like, I write a draft in my own language before entering it to Google's translation tool (it is getting better and better, I think). After the translation is done I hire a writer to make the needed adjustments. Works pretty well.
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        • Profile picture of the author EnergizedPromo
          No kidding - your English is wonderful! In the business world you are smart to have someone double-check it for you, but you are doing just fine!
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  • Profile picture of the author mayapearl
    English not being my first language I found it hard to write, however now I discovered blogging, no worries.
    Because there is no pressure and the only deadlines are the ones I set myself I have come to really enjoy writing. Who knows where it will all lead, blogging today....tomorrow...a Nobel price?
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Moore
    I here you, writing sucks for me too.

    I once heard the story of this elderly motivational speaker who was asked what one thing he would of changed looking back on his life if he could.

    He stated that he would have done what he knew he should have been doing wether he felt like it or not.

    Thats just it. You just do it even if you don't feel like doing it at the time.
    It needs to be done sooner or later.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhackett
    Even though I've done technical writing professionally, I shy away from anything that smells like writing. For blog posts I use AMA that automatically posts daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author TycoonMarketing
    Im in the same boat as well ... do not like to write at all!

    I think I will check out this Dragon Naturally Speaking software that everyone keeps mentioning, sounds interesting.
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    • Profile picture of the author EnergizedPromo
      I'm sure the Dragon program has evolved a lot over the last several years. I think it was about 8 or 9 years ago when I first ordered and attempted to use it. Perhaps it was precisely because I type fast and am comfortable with writing, but I found myself frustrated with it at times - slower than I could have typed it; words not understood correctly in the context of the sentence (their, they're, etc.). You can "train" it, but it wound up taking more time than I wanted to spend. Like I said, I'm sure it has evolved over all that time, so it might be a good option for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author SMP
    Writing is not my strong point - I just can't seem to get my creative juices flowing, if you know what I mean.

    Luckily, a good friend of mine is a keen copywriter and we've partnered on a number of projects. Instead of a fee, he takes a percentage of the profits. That's a big incentive for him to split test the copy and fine tune the campaigns.

    Copywriting is too important a discipline to take lightly, in my opinion, and I'm very lucky to know someone who can do this for me. It would take considerable effort for me to learn how to do this properly.

    Blogging is different altogether, though. That's all my own work.

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  • Profile picture of the author MissEvonne
    Have you been able to track your results? See all the back links that you have due to your articles? Sometimes when you physicall see the outcome of your efforts it will keep you motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author KarenKramer
    Buy Camtasia or Screenflow... Forget writing use video. You even get free video software from CamStudio. Or use something like Animoto to create content.

    If you don't have a camera or don't want to be a "talking head", you can do powerpoint slides or even use a Sitepal avatar.

    Get creative ... find your motivation in creativity.
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    • Profile picture of the author EnergizedPromo
      I will go one better on the video ideas and tell you that I use a wonderful video creator that is so easy to use it's almost laughable! You don't even need a camera or mic unless you want to use them. In this case you provide written content and it is converted to video. If you would like more information, please just e-mail me and let me know. There is a 25% off coupon available for any Warrior Forum members and I'll be happy to share the code with you. Sorry, I can't list a link here yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author EnergizedPromo
    I actually love writing and have done more than a bit of it in my 63 years. But, as with anything, it isn't easy for everyone. If I may suggest:

    1 - Notice when you are most alert during the day or evening (or 3:00 a.m.?). When I first wake up in the morning (after coffee and e-mail, of course), I can crank it out like there's no tomorrow. If I had to write right this minute, I'd probably respond with a loud "PF-F-F-T on you!".

    2 - Find your little corner to write. Maybe you like having the news on in the background, or maybe you need total quiet. If writing is part of your career goals (although a necessary part and not the main focus), that should be treated like any other job. Make yourself off-limits as far as interruptions.

    3 - Always, always, always carry a small pocket-sized notebook with you and jot down quick notes as ideas come to you! Yes, you will forget if you don't.

    4 - Take your notebook out, look at your notes and then list the points you want to make. Build from there.

    I hope that helps because writing really does take discipline and it does not come naturally to everyone. I am glad I was blessed with enjoying writing, but even I have to discipline myself sometimes.

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  • Profile picture of the author katiec
    Writing is the one thing I'm actually confident about. I've dabbled in outsourcing my blog writing and its proved to be moderately successful. Number crunching is my personal weak area.
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  • Profile picture of the author Folusho Orokunle
    I don't like writing that much myself. But just like Shannon said I recommend using Dragon Naturally Speaking. I also recommend recording yourself speaking and just having someone else transcribe it for me.

    So honestly, if you don't like it, you never really have to write.

    When I launched my last product last year, I created the whole 150 page ebook in two day just by recording my voice using Byoaudio.com

    I hope this helps...

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  • Profile picture of the author TimCastleman
    I don't hate writing but there are times when my brain moves faster than my fingers. Here is what I do.

    1. Outline what I want to cover.
    2. Talk into my MP3 recorder and cover the topic
    3. Outsource the transcription. I tried Dragon for this and frankly it sucked. Plus I like being able to walk around my house, drive my car, etc and get work done.
    4. Get the finished product back, tweek it and get it out to the masses

    Good luck to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegitBlogger
    For those who say writing is difficult, it's because you are
    looking at it as "writing". But what it IS in actual fact is
    "TALKING" - whether writing an article, an autoresponder
    copy, a sales letter, whatever - you are TALKING to your
    audience/readers/visitors. If you look at it as that, it
    will become easier.

    To drive home my point - those who say they can't or
    hate writing - do you realize how VIGOROUSLY you engage
    in arguments/debates/analysis/etc with friends on certain
    issues or topics. How many minutes did you spend just
    explaining your view point on several issues. Do you know
    how many number of words that last debate you had
    with a friend was? Probably 1000s that could convert into
    5 articles,

    In the past, what was the norm was to TALK to your tape
    recorder and get someone to transcribe to paper or your
    computer, but those days are gone. Today there's the right
    software - the awesome Dragon Naturally Speaking -
    that allows you to do your TALKING and it types out what
    you say.

    So - those who say they are not good in typing so can't
    write, here's your solution - Dragon Naturally Speaking!

    Hope this helps someone,
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  • Profile picture of the author Doctor Article
    I love writing and always have done. In fact, I earn my living from writing content, and seeing all these comments here from those who hate writing, I can see why the site I work for does so well. I've always believed that if a person can write, surely they would enjoy it? For me it's the greatest thing ever, as it's afforded me an opportunity to live the life I have now. Retired from the offshore life at 40 and now I'm able to live stress free in Thailand with my wife and kids. I suppose all things considered, I have every reason to love writing :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author George Katsoudas
    I like writing, when my brain is fresh. I will start doing it, when it's early in the morning. When I start feeling a little tired, I'll immediately take a break. I never "force" things.

    For example, I may go to the beach, go for a walk, take a nap, do some breathing (nothing too weird) etc...

    I also try to drink about 3 liters of water and eat 5-6 small, balanced meals a day. That way I don't feel hungry and I can focus on writing. Plus, my brain gets all the water, glucose and amino acids it needs to function properly.

    The idea is to be "strong", when you write. :-)

    George
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  • Profile picture of the author Vyliss
    Outsource Outsource Outsource!

    OR record yourself talking about the subject then get it transcriped, OR do videos instead.

    I admit it's a little hard to COMPLETELY get away from writing at all in this business (with email marketing, building a reputation and all that)

    Just think of each piece of writing you do as a letter to someone close to you. Most people I think are fine with writing an email here and there.

    And finally the more you do it the easier it will get. I think the ones that hate writing the most are the perfectionists that take forever that get one sentence out. If that's the case, yea that can get annoying. You need to bypass your conscious-mind and tap into that subconscious part of your brain that words just flow from.

    How about before you start writing to sit down, clear your head and just start writing gibberish. Any crap you can think of, without filtering any of it out. That hsould get you warned up at least.
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    • Profile picture of the author Doctor Article
      Originally Posted by Vyliss View Post

      Outsource Outsource Outsource!

      OR record yourself talking about the subject then get it transcriped, OR do videos instead.

      I admit it's a little hard to COMPLETELY get away from writing at all in this business (with email marketing, building a reputation and all that)

      Just think of each piece of writing you do as a letter to someone close to you. Most people I think are fine with writing an email here and there.

      And finally the more you do it the easier it will get. I think the ones that hate writing the most are the perfectionists that take forever that get one sentence out. If that's the case, yea that can get annoying. You need to bypass your conscious-mind and tap into that subconscious part of your brain that words just flow from.

      How about before you start writing to sit down, clear your head and just start writing gibberish. Any crap you can think of, without filtering any of it out. That hsould get you warned up at least.

      Couldn't have put it better myself. Try and be too perfect and it can take forever to complete an article. Also, like you say, practice makes perfect, and the more you do it, the easier it gets.
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      • Profile picture of the author EnergizedPromo
        ..."OR record yourself talking about the subject then get it transcriped, OR do videos instead."

        I used to do some transcribing for an outsource company for Washington, D.C. meetings, interviews done by networks, etc. If you do record what you want to say, understand that anyone who does transcribe professionally will do exactly one of two things:

        ..Either they will literally transcribe every word as it is unless you tell them to make changes for the sake of clarity if necessary. It will grate on their nerves, but you're the customer, that's what you said you wanted and so you shall get it.

        ..Other transcriptionists will know to use the correct words (they're, there, their, etc.) when appropriate. They will also put your work in very nice form before sending it back. They will instinctively know when to use a period at the end of a sentence, or a comma, etc. whether you say it or not. But, you stand a slight chance of winding up with "their" article and their tone instead of yours.

        Make sure you speak very, very clearly if you do use a transcriptionist and please, please speak all the commas, periods and other punctuation marks! A really great dictator is a huge blessing to a transcriptionist.



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    Me, hence my low post count
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    Once i wanted to write a new infoproduct out.

    I took me nearly 3 months to write the first chapter. Seriously unmotivivated.

    But when i sat down and put my focus on it, surprisingly i finished the whole thing in 2 days..

    Of course, i dictated and made someone else write for me. :-)
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