When I Was 21 (Y.O)

Way back to 5 years ago, I was in a position where a colleague would came up to me and said “you should develop your writing skill, try to do a 500 words writing (and he meant any kind of) everyday. Try those blogging websites.” I did try and follow his suggestion, starting with some crappy notes and articles, got criticized after asking for review here and there, never managed to stop and I was like going crazy and keep doing his exercise.

Until around 2 years ago, I finally got my bachelor degree, with minimum correction on thesis writing. Some ideas went wrong, of course, but despite those, how I wrote and deliver content were acknowledged pretty well by those lecturer and examiner. “Thank God, and you my friend”, uttered from my mouth that time.

Now, a fellow master degree colleague of mine ask: how could I ever deliver my idea accordingly and get minimum revision after I assign my paperwork(s)?

Going back to where I was, 5 years ago, I suggest the very same idea to him: try to write anything consist of 500 words a day, and see it for yourself. Self-correction or asking a friend to read and review (or C&C, these days), might shed some light. 

I never know whether he did try or not, but that very suggestion worked for me, why not on everyone else? The basic principle was there, and always is, “practice makes perfect”. So, readers (if any), start practice your writing, daily…


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