My passion of writing was developed in 1964. That was 48 years ago when I was a grade 4 pupil. My first writing piece was in the form of poetry for I was inspired by a lady who was our neighbor. I used to this form of writing exposition for I loved reading poem vocally and as I was reading it I loved hearing myself as if it was a music to my ear.
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When I mailed my write-ups to this magazine and, they're published. I was surprised when I received a mail with money order inside as payment of my published article for I thought it was free. I didn't bother publishing more of my articles for some reasons.
However, I may consider my formal writing in 1991 in the local newspaper here in our place as stringer and later as a regular columnist.
Well, discounting my 4 years experience in college as the editor-in-chief of our official school publication, The College Voice, and also disregarding my 5 years of writing love letters to my high school sweetheart, now my wife, twenty-one years of writing experience are very long for me to have a good grasp of the rudiments of writing.
Anyway with this talent which I received from the Lord free, I should relay it to others too for free.
FIVE PRACTICAL WAYS OF WRITING
In this manner, I come up with the five practical ways of writing for you to read, to understand, to criticize or to praise. It's up to you.
Write ideas that may come into your mind. Ideas may be based in what you've read. They may be a recollection of the past. They may be a result of your dream. They may be unexpected encounter of anything which is bizarre. They may be an assignment or job related idea.
Rewrite what you've written down. Take a second look of what you've composed for grammar mechanics, spelling, coherence, words redundancy, misplacement of adjectives, wrong choice of words or words efficacy, proper paragraphing based on the oneness of idea presented.
Integrate necessary facts or evidences to substantiate what you've written to make it reliable and authentic, realistic for news items, thesis and researches.
Tell it from from first hand experience or from others. Make it functional by directly quoting sources, giving the appropriate references. Always acknowledge primary sources. Plagiarism is a crime of copying others works as yours. To avoid this paraphrase the statement and give due credit to the source.
Express what you've written for others to know, to read, to benefit by publishing them through print media, or via internet through blogging.
These ways are easy to remember. Just take note of the acrostic: W. R. I. T. E. Enjoy your writing activity.