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Background- I wrote this as an accident while trolling on Quora. I was not confident of what I wrote- in fact I wrote it anonymous except people kept asking me why! It was pure serendipity- I wrote it less than 4 minutes and submitted without thinking. Then edited once based on feedback.

Some one clearly more smarter than me made my tips for writing into a picture http://amandaonwriting.tumblr.com/post/54265230509

and it went popular on Tumblr just like it did on Quora!

Apparently if some guy like Wil Wheaton likes your words, it can go viral!  It has 41799 notes ( reblogs+hearts) on Tumblr as of now.

http://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/54699823961/torteen-great-advice-to-writers

Words . Reposted by a member of STAR TREK:NG. I can now die a happy Geek! The Internet is a funny thing!

Thank you everyone! Now if only Google learnt to include OCR for Images as part of text search!

  1. Write 50 words . That’s  a paragraph.
  2. Write 400 words . That’s a page.
  3. Write 300 pages. That’s a manuscript.
  4. Write everyday. That’s a habit.
  5. Edit and Rewrite. That’s how you get better.
  6. Spread your writing for people to comment. That’s called feedback.
  7. Dont worry about rejection or publication. That’s a writer.
  8. When not writing, read. Read from writers better than you. Read and Perceive.

But overall, just write more to get better.

1887+ votes on Quora!! :) Probably my most viewed content ever- !

61036 people  have viewed this answer!

https://www.quora.com/Writing/How-can-we-improve-our-writing-skill/answers/2048810?__snids__=94784810&__nsrc__=1

Also it got a mention here-

http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/ajay-ohri-the-8-rules-of-writing/

Now I think I should take some of my own advice and get back to writing


8 Comments

  1. […] have now been featured in Wired , ReadWrite Web and a member of Star Trek has reblogged me on Tumblr! Geek heaven and I owe it all to the readers of […]

  2. […] tip about writing is to simply write, write, write. Ajay Ohri says it very well in the post “How to be a Better Writer” (see image […]

  3. […] See this great post on How to be a better writer […]

  4. […] One of the writings I wrote ( on advice on writing better, ironically) went viral after someone made a poster of it on Tumblr and someone from Star Trek shared it. Wow. This is the link to those words! http://decisionstats.com/2013/08/02/how-to-be-a-better-writer/ […]

  5. Baylan says:

    Thanks, I need this right now! :-)

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