I’m gonna stick to the basics on this one, these aren’t huge secrets but if you don’t know them they will definitely help.
Don’t focus on what other people will think.
It seems so simple but honestly letting go of what others think can really be a tough obstacle to get over. But if you want to be a writer do it. Your writing is for YOU so f**k what they think anyways right?
So now you have forgotten about what other people think about it, now its really your time to shine.
That’s right, another cliche but its true, you have to been feeling yourself in order to be confident in your work. If you aren’t being you, you’re trying to be someone else and that won’t get you anywhere.
(Obviously this applies to more than just Hip Hop but KRS One is one of my all time favorites.)
So forget those other lames, and do you. Seems easy enough right?
Writers Block Happens, Get Over It
You’re gonna hit walls over and over again, take a second away from the page, get some water, some food and then sit back down and get back to grindin’ no one successful has ever let a little brain cramp halt everything forever.
Anything and everything will improve your skills as a writer, from taking notes in class or on homework, to writing your own stories and lyrics. Everything is practice and if you aren’t practicing someone else is.
Ya’ll still with me? Good, I just have a few more things
Never Stop Reading
Yeah I know, reading sucks compared to a game of 2k, a movie, or pretty much anything else. I hate reading myself, but the vocabulary you learn, the art of story telling, even sentence structure is important to any writer. Books are also a great way to gain inspiration for any artist
to pull from. Your local library can be a vital tool for success.
I promise this will be the cheesiest I will ever be, but have
Have Fun With It
Always remember, your writing is for you, your writing is you. Writing is a reflection of self, so the more you let out and express the happier you will be and the more fun you can have with it with the better you get at it.
and as a bonus, rather than a picture I’ll give you one more tip that I like to personally use.
EVERYONE IS WACK AT FIRST
I don’t care who you are, whether you have been writing forever or just started a day ago, everyone is wack when they started off, Nas, Tupac, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Thoreau, EVERYONE was wack when they first scribbled on the page, keep at it, you will get better.
So that’s it, I meant for this to be shorter but this is how it ended up. I hope you all enjoyed this and find it helpful, nothin but love. -Simmons