Anisa Nasir
Writing to inspire creative progress, growth, and personal development. Read more on anisanasir.com

The Write Route

Write with the drive you have when the idea sparks, and continue with the determination to create powerful pieces

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Storytelling is a skill that is developed over time, and it can be insanely useful no matter the format, genre, or style of writing you may prefer. We often only associate novel-writing practices with finishing a manuscript, but these characteristics can vastly improve just about anything you write.

You may want to adopt a routine that your favorite author has been doing for years or branch out into a genre you don’t know much about, but you’re too afraid to make any genuine changes.

Awakening your inner best-selling novelist means that it’s time to strip away the fear and apprehension related to your writing so you can produce stories that matter to you. You’re the one that gets to delve into the story before anyone else gets a chance to read it, and that means you have the power to see it through until the end. …


As She Writes

Your fresh start is calling. Will you pick up?

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A new year is your chance for new beginnings. You may not be one for new year’s resolutions, or you may think that you won’t be able to change much because your goals feel like they’re lightyears away, but that doesn’t mean you should shelve them, hoping next year will somehow be the right time to start.

You can already picture what you want your life to be like, what you want to achieve, and where you want to be by the end of the year, but will you actively work to get there? Take this fresh start of yours and use it wisely. …


The Write Route

The allure of the finished draft rests in the hands of consistency, and here’s how to make that possible

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You want daily writing to be second nature. You want to wake up every day ready to dive back into your stories, but something is still standing in your way. Building any habit takes discipline, and it may feel impossible to accomplish at the very start, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be that challenging forever.

You may already be writing daily, but it still doesn’t fit into your routine, or you may be struggling with consistency, but like any good daily habit, it’s built over time. …


As She Writes

Don’t let stress or fear keep you from turning ideas into captivating content.

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You wake up, and the thought of opening up your laptop with a fresh cup of piping coffee makes you shudder inside. The deadlines loom over you, the pressure of having to get your articles edited to be published on time makes you sweat, and you can feel the creativity slipping right through your fingers.

I’ve been a worrier and an over-thinker for most of my life, but I’ve never found that it affected any of my goals until recently. I went through a period where turning in work on time and hitting the publish button on an article filled me with an unrelenting sense of fear. …


The Write Route

What inspires you to write is waiting around every corner if you’re willing to look hard enough

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“You don’t need to be inspired to write” is something you’ve heard countless times before. It’s the thought that you have to maintain a healthy, consistent writing routine to work as a writer. Though, you know how different your stories can feel when you’re excited to continue them when you have the urge to write until your fingers hurt, so why do we have to lose that?

We can find writing inspiration in every corner of our daily lives. It exists in the conversations we have, how we feel, and where our heads are when we sit down to write. Mindset plays an integral role in developing your work because if you’re second-guessing everything you work on, chances are you won’t be writing as often as you’d want to. …


The Write Route

Don’t fall into the pattern of writing the same story a hundred different ways; broaden your storytelling capabilities instead

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Branching out as a writer whose gotten comfortable in their niche can be quite challenging. Especially when you feel like your writer’s voice wouldn’t suit any other form or genre. You find yourself in a repetitive loop of the same story written a hundred different ways instead of exploring the possibilities of something new.

When you sit down to work on your next story, ask yourself if it’s time to experience a little change, no matter how terrifying it might be in the beginning. …


The Write Route

Your online presence is more than just the words you write, but how you introduce them to new audiences

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When you’ve been writing for a while, spending a few hours every day working on your next article, blog post, or story, you may have the urge to continuously pump out content that lacks focus. The more your writing is centered around bringing in numbers, the less your readers may find that they can connect with you.

Understanding what niche garners the most traffic or what topics bring in many reads is essential but is that the only thing that keeps you writing? …


As She Writes

Your story is only a failure if you don’t write it.

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I put off my writing because the thought of failure consumed me. I went to bed every night thinking that the following day I’d miraculously wake up to a better lifestyle and an inspired mind ready to pour my heart into my writing.

It took two weeks of hoping things would work themselves out to understand how much time I’ve been wasting. I quickly learned to accept the idea that failure is part of the game, and the less time I spent worrying about it, the more I’d be able to write.

I was tired of being scared to try and having no plan to tackle these goals of mine in real-time. The days passed me by, and my laptop collected dust on my desk, harboring one too many saved blank documents. …


The Write Route

Write to do more than meet your goals, but to keep yourself interested so that your readers will be too

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You have a writing goal in mind. Whether it’d be the enormous task of finishing the first draft of your novel, or a smaller one, like establishing a writing schedule to keep yourself on track, it can be challenging to meet these targets and keep yourself inspired along the way.

Writing inspiration is everywhere if you know what you’re looking for. From the simple conversations you have with the people in your life to the articles and books you read. …

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