Talking about writing, of course there are two opposing views. Some bloggers believe that writing is easy, while other bloggers say that writing is a difficult activity.
For those of you who have taken a writing course or have studied at a university, it might be natural to say that writing is easy. How could a student not be full of assignments from lecturers such as writing papers, making proposals and theses? Of course, this assignment teaches how to organize writing systematically.
This is different from those of you who have never had a college education. Even though you have completed high school (SMA), this does not guarantee that you will be able to write a proposal, short story or scientific paper.
Regardless of your final educational status, it actually doesn’t matter much when it comes to writing. In fact, many writers are able to produce books at a young age. What is even more surprising is that some of them learned to write because they were self-taught. So there is no reason to say that writing is not difficult.
If you still think that writing is difficult then it would be good for you to know the important factors that make writing easy and enjoyable.
The reason writing is easy
1. Have a hobby of reading
It cannot be denied that reading is a bridge to knowledge. Therefore, having a hobby of reading is a gift to be proud of. Moreover, there are many great people who have great names because of their writings, such as the compiler of the hadith book of the Prophet Muhammad, Albert Einstein, and others.
So what is the connection between a hobby of reading and writing ability?
From reading news, newspapers, magazines and books, the ability to store data in the form of vocabulary will increase significantly. Apart from that, the hobby of reading also teaches writing techniques based on the author. So it is not surprising that by reading frequently your brain will absorb various language styles in conveying meaning to the reader. Thus, if your hobby of reading is an important reason, writing is easy.
2. Source material and writing style are available
When writing, a person must express all the ideas that come to mind. This creative idea can be obtained because it is inspired by certain events that have been seen and heard, personal experiences that are interesting and difficult to forget or the desire to discuss certain problems.
For those of you who are used to writing, this is enough to produce unique and systematic writing. However, this does not necessarily apply to those of you whose knowledge about writing is still low. Even so, you can still say that writing is easy. What is the reason?
Indeed, for those of you who are just learning to write, producing writing that attracts thousands or tens of thousands of people is impossible. How could it not be because the first piece of writing that is produced is most likely bad in terms of grammar and delivery style.
However, there are actually other solutions to make it easier. What’s that?
In this case, you don’t need to drain your brain to think creatively to compose word for word because you are not yet able to. The way out is to take other people’s material for consideration.
Because you already have a hobby of reading, you can copy-paste language style and writing problems. Of course you have to take it from a different source. This means that if you want to take material from writer A then you should imitate the writing style of writer B. This way you can produce unique and interesting writing without violating the code of ethics in writing. For this, understanding what you read is the key.
3. Often hear the news
To make it easier for you to produce writing with a unique language style, you can also listen to the news to complement it. Most of them were written by the skilled hands of journalists so learning from them is a great idea. Indeed, you cannot directly meet them face to face to gain knowledge. But watching them read news reports is enough to enhance the experience.
When news anchors review incidents or events, they will touch on all problems from various aspects. Apart from that, they will use a writing style that is easy for listeners to digest.
In this condition, you can use your ears to understand and memorize unique and interesting words when explaining them. If you are used to hearing the news, you can easily compose the first sentence and continue it into a complete article. This way you don’t need to worry about whether the sentence structure is suitable for the reader or not.
In conclusion, writing is a brain challenge for creativity. I believe that no one is born with the talent to write because knowledge and ability to write are obtained with intelligence and practice. Therefore, when the desire to become a writer is very big, then make it happen. Start uncovering the 3 reasons above so that you can be sure that writing is easy.