5 Ways to Get Better at Writing without Spending Hours In Research
“The power of inspiration alone does not create a writer. Writing creates a writer.” Bryan Hutchinson
When I researched on “how to get better at writing” I found one common practice which almost everyone follows – “write whatever comes in your mind without thinking, get a draft, edit it and turn it into a master piece”.
This is certainly the best way to get better at writing as we allow ourselves to make mistakes and learn, but there are few factors which you ought to know to get better at writing. These are the tips and tricks from writers to get better at writing.
Absorb Better Writing and Get Better at Writing
If you don’t know what great writing is, you can’t be better at it. What you should read depends on what kind of blog you have and what kind of audience you serve. Educational blogs have very formal writing style on the other hand entertainment blog have informal and casual writing style.
So read industry leading blogs which are relevant to your blog, learn what makes them great, absorb their writing style and come with your own. Reading increases your vocabulary, memory and imagination which help to get better at writing.
Copy Great Writers But Be Original
Let them be your inspiration copy what they do to increase their audience engagement, what makes it appealing, shareable et cetera. Your audience don’t want to read another copy of Wikipedia, so don’t just copy and paste from the internet. Your audience visits your blog to read unique which has your personality.
We have been learning the same way. It is just like learning 2+2 = 4 but at the end of the day we learn 3+1 = 4, isn’t it?
Just Be Yourself
We all have different personalities, so just be yourself. Find out writing styles which reflects your personality merge it with different elements and form your own.
Rules Are Meant To Be Broken
To get better at writing, we follow the rules and regulation but if your content makes sense forget grammar, writing practices and principals. If you want to differentiate yourself from crowd you have to break the barriers and come up with unique writing style.
Practice, Practice, Practice
We all know “Practice makes man perfect”. By setting daily goals and tracking our progress can improve our writing. Write in a distraction free environment to keep the writing juice flowing.
You have to be consistent in terms of your writing style, posting articles and practice to retain your audience. Few changes in writing style will not impact your audience retention rate but don’t change it drastically.
Edit, Edit and Edit
Editing or proofreading is an essential part of writing. We must edit our articles to cut down unwanted phrases, words, and sentences. When we write for web, we have to be concise. We have very short span to grab reader’s attention and keep them going. If they find our writing repetitive they will eventually leave the site.
Many writers do editing after three to four days because it helps them to eliminate the errors and make necessary correction in sentence formation and outline.
I am not a perfect writer and I will never going to be. I try various things to improve my writing. This is one of the way many writers follow to write their articles. I have written this article by the method.
So what method do you find easy to write articles? Do you follow the same method?
If you want to be a solo entrepreneur, you must know how to write articles for your website or blog. I have shared the most common ways to get better at writing. With these simple steps, you are ready to start your writing journey no matter how amateur you are. With practice and patience you will get better at writing and able to write for your blog or website.
If I have missed anything please feel free to add into comments.