Most people (including very talented writers) sometimes wonder what makes other writers prolific. "Some people think I am a journalist. My friends ask how I can possibly write as much as I do given all the responsibilities that I have." Vivek Wahdwa writes in his article about his friends' unbelief of his tough writing schedule.
Starting his career as a nerdy computer programmer and entrepreneur, Vivek wrote his first professional article on Businessweek. He reiterates the fact that he was very poor at English while in high school and that professional writing is much different from high-school essays. He, however, enjoys writing because of how much impact he believes he is making. He wants to motivate others to find their own paths.
He says it got much easier for him to write; from 40 hours/article to 2-4 hours/article now, implying the fact that experience is actually a very important factor in writing and not necessarily talent.
"These really are the keys to writing blog posts, op-ed pieces and columns, and even testimonies to Congress: to speak fearlessly from the heart, get to the point immediately, keep the message simple and focused, and use the fewest words you can" he stresses the importance of originality in writing. He also says that most successful writers accept objective criticism properly.
He rounds up by saying "writing is a skill that you can learn. It gets easier as you go and will help you make an impact. If you don’t have a Bollywood story that you can get BusinessWeek to tell, just write a blog on your own website, or comment on discussion sites such as Quora, LinkedIn, or countless others. Your voice is as important as any other".
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