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Writing For Yourself  

The main aim of an author is to please the reader. And the most successful writers are the people who succeed.

You know why? Because they keep in touch with the audience but do not write only for them. They write for themselves too and so do not loose their individuality.

Most amateur writers are too obsessed with the idea of pleasing the reader. But they seldom remember to please themselves!

Maybe you do get satisfaction after writing a post, maybe you enjoy the compliments of your readers, but before you decide, just read the post and think- DO I REALLY LIKE IT MYSELF?

The first objective of pleasing a reader is to please yourself because remember that, you yourself are your biggest critic.

There are people I know, who like writing long emotional articles but keeping an internet reader in mind, they cut down their posts to 10 lines just so the reader doesn’t flip away. More often than not, it reduces the quality of their work.

I do not say it is wrong. Practicing new stuff is never wrong, but forgetting your first love and almost abandoning it, is not good either.

So remember, while writing; first keep in mind YOURSELF and then the reader.

Just try it once and then tell me if it helps!!


  1. Anonymous  

    it is a good idea

  2. Perpetual Prose  

    You are right on the money, Meghna.

    It's challenging enough to frequently write good articles and stories that you enjoy. It's even harder if you have to force yourself due to a lack of passion.

  3. (¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯)  

    yep, i have learned that it is important to keep a balance :-)

  4. Imagination  

    well said....
    and to the point..

    i follow this rule..

  5. Meghna  

    Thanks a lot!!

  6. Meghna  

    @ PP- Very true. It's always easier to please yourself.

  7. Meghna  

    @ Raaji- Striking a balance is the magic :)

  8. Meghna  

    @ Imagination- Am very glad!!! Thanks a lot :)

  9. AVR  

    This is so true. We sometimes deviate from writing what we want to writing what readers might want to read. We need to write from our hearts and hope that readers like what we have to say.

  10. Reniii  

    Hi Meghna!
    I always love your posts!
    Thanks for all the writting tips!
    Anyway, about what u writted on my blog
    Didn't you know that some people can have more than one name?
    Here in my country this is very common. People have one, two or even mroe names!
    The usual is to have 1 or 2, though
    Do people in your country only have 1 name?

  11. Meghna  

    @ Avr- lOL!! You stole the words from my mouth. Thats exactly what I wanted to say :)

  12. Oliver  

    Here's Borges on this topic:

    "I do not write for a select minority, which means nothing to me, nor for that adulated platonic entity known as 'The Masses'. Both abstractions, so dear to the demagogue, I disbelieve in. I write for myself and for my friends, and I write to ease the passing of time."It sounds so easy, but it's difficult to do, once we get the idea of being successful in "the market".

  13. Meghna  

    @Oliver- Thank you!

  14. workhard  

    That is a really good tip.. Thank you for putting it up..

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