Is writing an article a talent?

Philippines
December 19, 2010 11:59pm CST
I really would want to write an article,I got some topics to write about but when I'm about to start with it,I don't know why I can't fully express what I have in mind,ahhh! I joined triond,well,because I heard writing recipes will do there,I already wrote 3 recipes and it's already published. I read some articles there and they are all good,I thought of making one but I'm really having difficulties! I guess writing an article is a talent anyway. Why are some people write articles in a short span of time,why can't I do it? Do you have tips?
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23 responses
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
I am also a member of such site, mtrguanlao.:) Writing is a skill, meaning, you have the ability to clearly describe and convey the message you are trying to impart to your readers. It also needs inspiration.:)Most of my articles were written based on my own personal feelings and understanding. They were emotionally triggered by something or someone. So, whenever I am inspired (hurt or happy or motivated) to write, I seize the moment because if I let it slips away, it loses its depth and intensity. You have to feel excited about what you are writing. Lastly, do not force yourself to write when there's nothing you can write.Doing so will only give you a half baked if not short changed output. when yo have the urge to write, don't hurry. Just relax and give the brain time to visualize everything, ideas and words will flow naturally then.:) Goodluck to you.:)
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• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Hey there eurekafemme! I would love to read your articles,can you add me as your friend there,I don't know how to search for friends,my username is also mtrguanlao. Yah,I guess I just have to feel excited about what I'm about to write,inspirations will do help! Now I know why I can't write,I guess I'm just pressured,I really don't have to force myself,it's just that I want to make one for their promo this month,I know you know it,haha! I guess I can't make it,lol! You're a big help,thanks for the tips! Hope to see you in triond also! Happy mylotting!
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• Philippines
21 Dec 10
I'll search for you there, then.:) Yup, I am aware of the promo but I haven't started writing an article for the sites that are illegible for the said promo.:) Just take your time. Don't worry you'll soon complete the ten articles for this month.:) I'll be supporting those articles of yours. Goodluck. :)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
Yes! Search for me ok! I will do the same for you eurekafemme,thanks,thanks! So far,I submitted 4 recipes there but only recipes,lol! Hope I can make an article which is not a recipe,I'm still trying to do the tips of mylotters that gave me,you all have been so helpful! Pls. search for me at once,I would love to see your works!
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
hello mtrguanlao! writing is definitely a talent which can't be said as inborn but rather, it is learned and cultivated. so, if you want to be a writer you must practice writing and you should read too to learn points from other established writers regarding style and the way words are presented in an article or story. you cannot achieve being a writer overnight. You must do it the hard way, by learning everyday and practicing every time you can. there's no easy to way to being a writer so if you want to be one, start right now, get it out of you. Don't worry if at first your article seems so garbled. edit and re-edit and you'll have the kind of article you want all in due time. goodluck in your venture! happy mylotting!
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Hi deriellevc! Yes,I realized it's really a talent based also from all the responses here in my discussion. It made me happy that it really is a talent because I thought at first,there might be something wrong with me why I can't write but then, now I know I don't have to be sad about it because it's not my talent,lol! Your tips will surely help me with writing one. I just have to practice more anyway,practice makes it perfect,right? See you around deriellevc! Happy mylotting!
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• Singapore
20 Dec 10
It's normal, my friend. Perhaps you may want to write all your ideas down in point form, then when you're ready to execute, write it all out in one draft and proofread it and if you find no errors, you should be fine and ready to write. I do write articles and reviews in the past but I was able to write it all out. Whenever I have anything in mind, I just type it out.
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• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Wow my friend,you also write? See,you are a student and you can write,I mean,you're young enough to have that skill,I envy you! You know what,in triond,16year old girl has written a few articles already and I said WOW! I will do what you said,I guess I really have to write down all the ideas I have in mind and write it all when I'm ready,thanks! See you around my friend!
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@ggeeta (155)
• India
20 Dec 10
Many people write wonderful articles and all these people have had failures initially, but they never gave up and with their struggle became good writers. All of us have many talents in us, which we must utilize with will and determination. When you have interest in something you must try by every means to develop your skills and for sure you will be able to write well like others.
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• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Hello ggeeta! Yes,you're right,I should try and try,never give up,until I can write one. That's a good tip! I shouldn't get disappointed,you had me there! Thanks! See you around!
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• India
20 Dec 10
Article writing is definitely a talent. Even gardening, brick laying, book binding all need talents. But a child isn't born with flamboyance. When your personality go through behavioral conditioning talents are created. They can't be achieved overnight. Everyone needs to work on that. Pick up or download a few good literature and start reading them right away. Choose only those authors who are renowned for their styles. There is really no other solution to this problem.
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• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Hello getbiswa! I love your avatar,a dancing penguin. You are right,I cannot achieve it overnight,I just have to be patient enough to be a writer someday,anyway,it's not really what I'm up to,I just envy some of the writers in triond who can write articles so easily so I thought of writing one too but it seems so hard for me,lol! I just have to read and read,maybe in that way I can boost myself to write. HAve a great day!
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@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
21 Dec 10
Writing articles is a skill acquired through practice. Like any skill there are people that are just a natural to it. But even those that are born with talent cannot match up to those that have been trained through experience. Joining Triond was a good choice. It gives you the medium to practice your skill. Just write your articles, don;t fret if you think its not good enough, review it and make changes. Also listen to the comments and criticisms of those reading your article. You will get the hang of it soon enough.
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
Yes,practice makes it perfect. You're right,I can enhance my writing through triond,I was able to read many articles from triond members and I'm learning some ways on how to do it by the way they write their articles,some are funny but with quality so it's really a thumbs up for me. I just have to practice more,hope I can be one like them,I will,with my perseverance to do it. Happy mylotting!
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@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
Do not only strive to be like them, Strive to be better than they are At the very least you'll be where they are now
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
I wish for it shattered! I will try my best,I mean,I will do my best to at least be like them and eventually better than them,I wish,lol! Thanks shattered!
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@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
20 Dec 10
Its not just the content and the order but also the choice of words, the way one phrases things etc that make the article. There is no doubt that article writing is not for everyone. Some people know exactly what to write about and have given it thought while others haven't. Don;t get down, maybe its not your thing.
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• Philippines
20 Dec 10
You are true with it,sometimes it's really hard to express your thoughts,choice of words are important,that's also my problem since sometimes I can't express my thoughts fully in english,I guess it's really not my forte but I still have to try,right? I don't know,there is something in me that says I can write,lol!
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• United States
20 Dec 10
You are welcome to try and its a skill that can be developed.
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• United States
21 Dec 10
Writing articles certainly is a talent my friend, but may I suggest you not be so hard on yourself and basically start out with small articles so that you can gain some experience. Triond will publish just about anything, so as long as it is grammatically correct. You can right something like a review and or how to on a site then test that out. If you are happy with your results it will give the ump to continue on, to bigger and better articles. Good luck.
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
Hi friend! You're right,I should start from small articles and eventually go on until I can master it. Triond accepted my recipes at once and published it,it made me so happy friend! I'm starting from recipes as of now,maybe in the long run I could make an article I could say I'm proud of,I wish,lol! See you around friend!
@zaga_cleuth (1412)
• Philippines
21 Dec 10
They say a writer is born. The best writer is the best wanderer. Their mind has broad ideas. Their imagination is beyond what we really see. Some might say it can be acquired through studies, researches and practices, but haven't you recognized how is it hard for others to do so, though they have been doing it for months or years? Well, to be able to atleast have the same level with those in-born talented, one must learn their virtues. Find your own inspirations. That will give you the reason why you have to write.
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• Philippines
22 Dec 10
That's what I thought zaga. I really envy those writers who seem to write an article in a minute and done at once and created a good article. It really is a born talent. Their articles inspire me to start writing but when I'm about to write,I realized it's not easy to make one. I envy those writers in triond who are so young but can make lots of articles. Thanks for the tips zaga! See you around!
@chak12 (4)
21 Dec 10
Yes, writing article is a talent. sometimes i too experience some sort of mental block when i want to write someting.What i usually do is i take my mind off to someting alse. Few hours later when i come back and sit to write and then i can.
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• Philippines
22 Dec 10
Hi chak! So we both have the same problem in writing,mental block,lol! Well,sometimes even if I take my mind off for awhile,still,I can't write,sigh! I will try one,maybe,I'm just pressured to do so which I shouln't. Happy mylotting!
@chaos123 (132)
21 Dec 10
Hi,mtrguanlao. I don't think write articles is a talent, for Shakespeare it maybe. But for most of people, writing article is a way to express your emotion. I don't often write article, but I think if you trade writing as one of hobit, you can do it better. Writing depands on our real life, you can see some movies, reading some news, also while you wait for someone, you can observe what others do, all these are your writing resource. Each famous writer is a good observer. Don't worry, sometimes inspiration comes from one moment. If you grab it, you can be the best writer in the world.
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@Catana (736)
• United States
20 Dec 10
Article writing is a skill. Reading well-written articles is part of what it takes to develop that skill. It takes a lot of practice at writing and re-writing, plus the willingness to accept criticism that is meant to show you what is wrong and how to improve it. Finally, you need to be able to use the language properly. Without that, all the writing practice in the world will get you nowhere.
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• Philippines
22 Dec 10
True enough Cantana! Well,I guess one reason why I can't write fully is because of the language usage. I'm not that really good in english,I use simple english just like what I'm doing here in discussions. I should enhance my english first as my first step. Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Writing is not only a talent, it is a skill that needed to be nurtured and developed over the time and over the years. For some people like me, writing is sometimes (I repeat, sometimes) easy becuase it has become a second nature to a person or a continues habit. It does not mean that there is a guarantee against no blocks or blanks when in a middle of a text. Also, ideas need to be organized and presented properly so that the message is understandable to the audience/reader. Writing is different for many people and setbacks in the duration are normal. The tips that I can give you is write everything and read everything.
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• Philippines
22 Dec 10
I like what you said that it is a skill needed to be nurtured and developed,so that is what I'm going to do,It will just take a LOT of reading but it is fine,anyway,reading is informative,I will also learn from it. Thanks for your tips! Happy mylotting!
@Cannonball (3636)
• France
20 Dec 10
Well that would be just fantastic it we could have a sit and let our feelings and all just spread out on the paper or in this case by the computer just naturally. But to be a writer requires skills above all, especially articles, it has codes you have to follow. Maybe you can just have a look at what other Triond users do and get the inspiration for it. You might also find online some basic techniques about it or just ask around. Anyway thats a great topic !
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• Philippines
22 Dec 10
You are right Cannonball! I just have to sit and take time on thinking what to write,I guess it would need a lot of concentration on my part since I'm a beginner. I've read articles from triond members already that is why it interests me to write,they are all good writers,hope I can be one someday. I will find for some basic techniques about it just like what you've said. See you around!
@krieyszel (330)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Writing an article is really a talent.Writer is like a painter they have a wide and deep understanding and point of view.In your case,why your about to start you can not able to fully express what's in your mind.I've tried that, when I want to write something I can't able to express it.Maybe because, you are not fully concentrated and focus in your doing.Me too, when I think a lot and my memory get loaded and full.It's not easy to write neither a writer, it came from the bottom of your heart when you write and the understanding were so deep and very wide.You can't be just one sided nor fallacy.It should be reality and meaningful.It needs,peace of mind and be focus.
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
Yah,I think I just really have to have peace of mind first so I can focus more in writing. I guess I'm just forcing myself on it which should not be just like what one of the respondents here said. See you around!
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
I have writer's block frequently. The only solution is to sit down for 45 minutes and write. Even if it comes out awful at least you have exercised your brain. Usually the editing is the difficult part for me.
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• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Hi thenextnoel! That has always been my problem,I usually have a writer's block from what you call it,I do have what i have in mind but when I'm about to write it,it seems so hard then,oh my! I will try your tip,try to sit down first for 45minutes then go write again,thanks! I just hope the thoughts are still there after 45minutes,lol! See you around!
• Australia
20 Dec 10
My tips is basically to write what you are interested in & what you know alot about...express it in your own way & put your own views & twist into it & that will make it your own. I hope this helps you to start writing some articles.
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Hi there moonchild! I will do try what you said,I'm sure it will help,thanks! See you around!
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@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Normally we have full of ideas in our mind but sometimes the problem of us are action and execution of such ideas. What I mean is might be we are affraid, we are ashame of writing such topic and thinking than nobody like it.. we must avoid that and whatever your ideas go on, after you over come that it is like normal things your doing and happy and smile in your face... see you around..
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Hi visavis! I got you from your first sentence,but I'm not ashamed to what I'm going to write,infact, I would be very proud to announce to everyone that I made an article,lol! It's just that my thoughts are all mixed up when I have to write it down already. See you around too!
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@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
21 Dec 10
I guess it is really a talent, because all of us have a lot of ideas about what to write, where and how but not all of us can write it into an article. We easily lose those ideas once we started writing. I'm having exactly the same problem, I'm sorry that I don't have any good tips for you. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
It's alright kodukodu,at least you're here in my discussion and that is more than enough for me. Feel free to read all the responses so you too can have some ideas on what to do to make an article. See you around kodukodu!
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
21 Dec 10
Of course, writing good articles is indeed a talent because not everyone can do it... To improve your writing skills, you should read a lot of books and articles in magazines or newspapers. Also write all the time to practice your ability- practice makes you better. Good Luck
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
Yes stanley,I really have to practice and practice so in time I will get use to it. It will surely lead me to read and read to have some ideas. Thanks for the tips! Happy mylotting!