2 Secrets About Bad Writing

You know the feeling.

That paper is due tonight.

But you just don't feel inspired.

So you turn out mediocre work.

Unfortunately, this scenario happens far too often. That results in a ton of bad writing. That's the bad news. The good news is that that bad writing isn't a total waste. In fact, it's not a waste at all.

I'm going to provide you with 2 secrets that will enable you to turn that bad writing into an invaluable help.

1. Bad Writing is the Key to Great Writing

Let's take as an example a man who failed many times. Namely, Thomas Alva Edison. Most of us know of him as the one who invented the lightbulb, and a few of you might know about some of his other inventions, such as the phonograph. But his most important trait was that he failed and kept on going.

"Failure is only failure if you don't get back up."

This old adage was certainly true for Edison. He failed thousands of times. It would have been so easy for him to say, "I'm a failure," and go try something else. Instead, he stuck to his task and eventually succeeded.

While you may dread writing because you think the final product will be awful, don’t forget that without trying and failing, you will never succeed. Don’t be afraid to fail.

2. Let Others Read Your Bad Writing


Most of us don't like to show any of our writing to others, much less our worst work. But if we want to succeed, getting another's opinion is vital.

Let's go back and take a look at Thomas Edison again. When one of his experiments failed, he studied the problems and tried again with a better material. But even such a great inventor as Edison still gathered many others around him who would support him and help him on.

In much the same way, we need to recruit others to analyze our writing. You see, quite often, we are blind to our own blunders, and we need others to point them out.

Because if we can't see our mistakes, we will never have the chance to improve.

By showing others even your bad writing, you will gain insights that will prove critical to your eventual success.

By applying these two secrets, you can use that bad writing as a springboard into great writing.

If you've had success using these secrets, be sure to let me know in the comments!

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