(Do this method, Instead)
They often ask me about tips on how to be a good writer. The simple answer? I don’t know. A little bit longer, answer? I don’t know, and I don’t even care.
I am more concern about effective writing than good writing. Is there any difference? Yes, One based on opinion, and the other is valuable.
Most of us have their picture of what it is meant to be a “good” writer. Opinions on presentation may vary, depending on what type of audience you ask, but effective writing is hard to deny. It gets the job done. — Nice and Easy.
So how do you compose in a way that will make you connected to your readers? Here are some little tips that you can apply today to become an effective writer:
Practice. Practice. Practice
You can’t create one unless you make it as your priority — and that will start with practice. Most professionals suggest setting aside time to practice (even ten minutes) every single day. You can’t have something better if you skip the execution part.
I apply it with my blog and to other projects that I’m working on by composing daily a minimum of five-hundred words. The more I do it, the more I become better in writing — and the more I become aware of what is lacking.
Extend Your Limits
Write about topics that excite you, but don’t forget to explore in new stuff, as well. The more you extend your limits, the more you’ll grow. Never underestimate the process of learning.
I try to get new ideas everyday by reading books, blogs, and magazines — I can’t even go to bed until I’ve flipped some few pages from the book.
Don’t let your writing become a mask of another writer. And if you can’t avoid it, do it as a means of learning, so that you can have your own techniques.
The catch here is to discover your voice through writing. And to be honest, that’s what the crowd wants, too. If we wanted to read Peter Pan, we would read Peter Pan.
I’m having a hard time on this, but I’ve seen some improvements every day. The weirdest way I do is to read aloud to myself what I’ve just written, and if it sounds someone else, I rewrite it again.
Don’t Write Like a Crazy
You must re-learn the basics of grammar. Get an MLA, APA, or another type of book (I highly recommended the AP one for copywriting) Honor your work and consider writing like a Pro. Learning the rules makes it easier for you to break them.
Most of us start in the wrong place. We often begin by wanting to write a book. Avoid that at all cost.
Start small, Perhaps with a blog or your diary. Then submit a few articles for some magazine, and after that, consider a book. As you become getting better to your craft, you’ll figure out that you will become confident in your skills.
That’s been my experience, anyway. After a few years of writing for websites and distributing my works, I was finally ready to write a book.
Never Give Up
If becoming a professional writer is your dream, treat the process seriously. Stick with it, even if you feel not in tune sometimes. Create every day. Consistency pays off. There are times that I don’t want to write, but I still write, anyway. And some miracle happens; and ideas happen when I least expect it.
Pitch Your Pieces
Numerous writers hope to write something remarkable and to get published, right away. But before to start a single piece, you should practice and master your pitch to the publisher.
A good pitch must be short, persuasive, and promising. Without learning how to market your work, even the best writers can be overlooked.