Essential Tips for Great Writing
A great writer can be working on their craft even when they’re not writing. How so? It’s all about making simple changes to your day to live a writing lifestyle. Read on for some essential tips for great writing.
A good writer must be a good reader. Reading ensures that you expand your mind as well as generate new techniques that are used in the field of writing. Reading must not necessarily be narrowed down to your area of interest, but should cover a diverse range of fields.
To be a good writer, your greatest companions should be a pen and a piece of paper (or a laptop for the technological among us). Write anything – be it a shopping list, a to-do list, or a weekly diary (or blog). This will motivate you to write something constructive and keep your interest in writing peaked.
Expand your vocabulary and grammar
Vocabulary and grammar go hand-in-hand and they can be easily mastered by completing the first two tips.
Be well informed
Your desire to write might not translate into a good piece of work if you do not possess the right information and know-how on your subject. Research as much as you can at the beginning so you are well armed for the future. You might need some inspiration in the middle of writing. If so, just check your brainstorming session notes again.
You must acknowledge every source that you have based your writing on. You must not directly copy another writer’s ideas, words, and/or sentences without using proper citation.
Speed it up
A good writer must be able to write his or hers ideas quickly, because ideas start to fade away as your body and brain get tired. The faster you can write it down, the more you will get done in one sitting… simple!
Be specific to your audience
If your writing is intended for adults, make sure it stays on point. If it is for students, start-up professionals, or any other group, let your language and tone target them specifically.
Readers should learn something useful from your writing
Your writing should not be ambiguous. You need to make sure that your readers have something to read that benefits them in some way. A boring piece of writing is not only a snooze fest but is also a waste of time, so educate your readers!
Make it easy to understand and summarize
It should be easy to summarize your work or be able point out a general theme or thought from your work. Try and make your writing ‘have a statement’ that your readers will take away and remember.
Love your work
If you want people to appreciate your writing, you must remember that charity begins at home, so love your work. If you don’t love your work, then find out why and get back on track. If you love it, they will!
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