In my last blog post I addressed how to better ones writing. I gave tips on how to become a stronger writer and how to independently improve one's writing style. I mentioned several times throughout that blog post, that in order to become a better writer, one must write a lot, and of course, read just as much. For example, every athlete trains so that they will be able to perform to the best of their ability. Olympic athletes have approximately a year to train before every competition. Do you understand how much practice that is? If properly trained, the performance of the athlete should be stellar! When writing, similar to sports, performing is the ultimate task and good writers always wants to do their best.
Practice is extremely imperative to a writer because it allows them, as well as others, to see where improvement has taken place. Errors are made so that they can be corrected, hence improvement. As students, we practice writing in many areas so that we can ameliorate our writing ability. In any writing course, our work is judged. Our performance is recorded and feedback is given. As a writer, I am constantly reminding myself to practice so that I can perform well. After my performance is judged, feedback is given, and I make the needed adjustments. Writer's first practices, then they perform. This is repeated, and over time it allows the writer to augment their writing caliber. After a while it all becomes a process really. However, let not this process be taken lightly. Remember, performing and doing well is the ultimate task.