fact, you might want to do some writing and get your stuff out there for syndication - and moremarketing exposure which could lead to new business. 2. Enlist The Support Of Trusted Others. Depending on how self-driven and disciplined you are,you may find it useful to deliberately enlist a trusted person, with empathy for what you wish to do,to periodically ask you about your progress. Could be your best friend, business partner, spouseor mentor. Agree a date or a specific interval when s/he will ask to know how far you have gone.You can also think up some "sanctions" s/he can impose on you if you do not "impress". 3. Create Quiet Time For Deep Thinking. To ensure you really come up with an original piece ofwriting, you need to dig deep within yourself. Again, people differ. Some may not need to do this,but I have often found it useful to withdraw from people(even if only "mentally"), so as to reflectdeeply about an issue or topic I consider of writing potential. During this time, you are able to generate YOUR own ideas for discussing the subject and comeup with original perspectives for analysis, solutions etc. Of course, if you have chosen a subjectyou have little knowledge about or experience in, you are unlikely to come up with much thatwould be of any use. That's why I said choose a subject you feel strongly about and/or have a passion for. Humanbeings are never at a loss for words when they have to contribute to discussions about issues theyfeel strongly about. Ever noticed that? One more thing on this. Only AFTER doing this step(i.e. deep thinking on your own) should youpick up ANY previously written material by yourself or anyone else, to read on the subject youwant to write about. It can take you days, weeks or even months, depending on the topic, to getenough ideas. Remember, you write in order to make people believe you are credible/knowledgeable, and havesomething useful to offer, which your competition may not. If they read your writings and keepthinking, "Well he never seems to say anything that has not been said before", you are unlikely toget much of what has been called "share of mind" amongst them! 4. Always Set A Target Date. Even though I touched on this when talking about your trusted"others", it's still worth mentioning again. This time I mean YOU setting specific target dates whenyou will finish writing say "ten(10) new articles". For example, this article you are reading is one ofover forty new ones I chose to begin uploading to my website from 1st April 2006. A few of themwill also be submitted to other websites(like [http://www.ezinarticles.com]) to generate additionalexposure for me. 5. Be Thorough - BUT Don't Go Overboard! Spell-check with your word processor, then "eye-spell-check" it again. Don't stop there. If possible, have someone proof-read it for you. For somereason, one or two naughty ones always "escape" getting caught by YOUR eyes, and only thoseother "helpers" just mentioned will save you! It's true that aiming for perfection can lead to work that never leaves the table. However, effortmust be also made - constantly - to achieve certain standards of writing that will impress yourreaders enough to make them accept you as the authority you claim to be(or seek to become).