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Your writing is a reflection of your mind and personality. It allows readers assess to your innermost thoughts.
Before extending them this invitation into your private zone, you need to be confident of your writing skills. It takes a lot of courage to let your thoughts flow on paper and to let others read it.
Writing is an art like music, sports etc., that you can easily improve upon through repeated practice. You can develop your writing skill by:

  • Writing freely for at least 10 minutes every morning
  • Giving yourself different writing exercises on different topics to develop your creative muscle and a versatile style of writing
  • Working and re-working elements that you find challenging or difficult
  • Starting with writing your weekly blog posts
  • Writing about anything that inspires or motivates you

In addition, read up everything you can on the subject that you wish to write about. That will make you perfect, when you are ready to write.
Try to tap all information sources – offline as well as online, you never know where you might stumble upon a gem.

Editing your own work is by far the most difficult as it requires you to sit in judgment of your own writing. To be so clinically detached can be tough, even for the most seasoned of all veteran authors. Yet it’s an art that we must hone in order to mature into serious authors.
For starters, don’t be overwhelmed by the mandate. When you are done and you sit down to edit, you’ll come to realize that writing an ebook is not different from writing your blog. Everyone thinks they can edit, but it’s a skill that requires substantial experience and a seasoned, professional.
Yet you would need a second pair of eyes to go through your work because even though you may think your work is a masterpieces, there could be blind spots that the other person – an experienced editor – along can spot. When you are editing, give yourself time to reflect and ponder.
The bottom line is: edit rigorously. Often, you may stumble upon portions that need more work – this is okay. Better you found them before your reader did. Always aim for the highest standard possible. If there is a simpler word to express the same thought, don’t go for the weightier one. The basic idea is to inform not impress.