Energetic and powerful writing is infused with magnetism. And great writers effortlessly embed this magnetism into their writing.
I’m sure you know what I mean… vigorous words, forceful ideas and irresistible imagery. We’re hooked from start to finish.
Now, how about yourself? Do people regard you as a dynamic writer? Do your words make readers stop, look and pay attention?
If your writing lacks energy and power, it will likely lack a substantial audience too.
Here are some tips (that you probably weren’t taught at college) on how to fire up your writing.
Energy Starts with Physical Health
Have you noticed that when you feel tired, worn-out and groggy, you lack the strength to write well? Fatigue kills creativity and motivation.
To be a great writer, you must first ensure that your health and energy-levels are as strong as possible.
You can accomplish this by:
- Eating well
- Exercising regularly
- Finding time for rest and recreation
- Sleeping soundly
Your Mental Strength Determines Your Writing Strength
You’ve no doubt heard of the mind-body connection. Put simply, your mind can influence your body – and vice versa.
If you’ve built up a strong physical body, and your energy levels are high, this will naturally transfer to your mental states. Your mind is likely to be sharp, lively and purposeful.
To help further develop your mental strength and focus, try these techniques:
- Set yourself attainable goals
- Write for short periods of time only (for example, 30 minutes)
- Learn to write in different environments – such as coffee shops, home and office
Let Confidence Shine Through
Powerful writing can also be described as confident writing.
Most readers want to be inspired, entertained, or to learn something new. For this to happen, they must have complete confidence in your writing.
Be authoritative. And know your subject so well that you can offer unique insights into it.
Boost your writing confidence by following these steps:
- Stop comparing yourself to other writers
- Let your ideas and opinions come to the fore
- Ensure your content is error-free
- Be bold and assured when promoting your material
Be Authentic (Your Readers Will Know When You’re Not)
Carl Jung said, “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Jung was absolutely right. There is little to be gained in attempting to emulate others.
When it comes to writing, the secret to authenticity is to allow your passions and personality to lead the way.
Things to think about:
- Your writing carries power when you believe what you write
- Creativity knows no bounds when your true self is set free
- Readers are drawn to the genuine article (excuse the pun!)
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Beneath the layers of your critical-thinking conscious mind, lies a powerful partner: your subconscious mind (sometimes called the unconscious mind).
The subconscious mind is your link to virtually unlimited ideas and information. Throughout the ages, geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci have tapped into the astounding depths of knowledge found in the subconscious mind.
Here’s how you can tap into this magical storehouse:
- Follow your hunches
- Build a habit of remembering your dreams
- Learn to relax your mind and body
- If stuck for ideas, hand the task over to your subconscious mind
Follow the suggestions in the sections above to substantially increase the energy and power of your writing.
I think you’ll be amazed at the results.
You’ll write quicker. Your writing will be stronger. And your readers will be captivated.