Almost all great writers have some characteristics in common, like dedication and discipline. Both of these are required to produce well-written masterpieces. Becoming a good writer is an evolutionary process and doesn’t happen overnight. Let’s look at the journey of one such progressive author, Scott Hughes. Scott M Hughes is an author, intellectual, avid reader, and the founder of OnlineBookClub.org.
Scott is an observer by nature. He takes mental notes and watches for subtle changes in his surroundings. According to him, writers and editors can spot even the tiniest typo during a read-through. Their attention to detail enhances the quality of their writing. They never overlook any details, or at least they try to. According to him, the problem with knowing if you are a good writer or not is that no one will ever rip apart one of your pieces or rave about it. The easiest way to recognize a great writer is by observing the qualities he exhibits regularly.
Scott firmly believes that having a rich vocabulary is an asset to any good writer since no one enjoys reading repeated words. By incorporating quality words into their writing, this skill helps them maintain the attention of the reader, as well as communicate more effectively by finding the right word for any situation. Exceptional writers have to be open to external editing and suggestions, even if it might hurt their egos. They can see their work from the perspective of others and improve weak points due to their open-mindedness.
Books and Publications
He has published four books so far, including Justice: A Novella, 10 Step Plan to Promote Your Book, Achieve Your Dreams, and The Banned Book about Love. He has just completed the first draft of his new book, #InItTogether: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All. There is already quite a lot of anticipation building up for that in the market.
His development team has released an online reading app called OBC Reader to compete with Amazon Kindle. Users can download it from both the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Through OBC e-Reader (or OBC-e), members can read, discuss, and rate their favorite books on any device, anywhere at any time. There is more to the platform than reading. It helps with engagement and community development.
Apps like OBC are revolutionizing the e-book industry. According to Scott, this is a perfect way to address the current problems with readers. According to him, e-reading will be the norm in ten years, with paper books becoming a niche market. He also said that we all live in a time of dramatic changes. There will be more change and advancements between now and 2025 than throughout human history.
The more one reads the more one becomes aware of the different writing tools and stylistic angles. It is why avid readers often make great writers, as immersion in a world of words aids one in understanding the nuts and bolts of writing (like syntax, tone, framing, etc.). While talking with Scott, he further said that excellence in writing comes from disciplined approaches to rewrites, edits, and improvements. Whether the task is small or large, great writers re-evaluate their work. They pay attention to their craft and constantly strive to improve it through discipline and technique. A good writer translates complex ideas and thoughts into simple, clear language that others can comprehend easily. As a result, they can break down even complex subject matters into manageable pieces. Scott is quite active on social media like Facebook (@ScottMichaelHughes), Twitter (@scottmhughes), Instagram (@Scott_hughes), and at his online book club.