Tips to Becoming a Better Writer

As a writer I am constantly researching ways to become better at writing. I have discovered so many tips and a lot of advice. It is a bit overwhelming at times. I’ve come up with a list of tips that I have found help me. These tips are not just for professional writing, they also work when writing a paper or just writing for yourself in general.

  1. Read: reading books by good writers is essential. You get a taste of different styles. Some you may find are close to your own style of writing. It’s important to keep your imagination flowing not just with your own creative ideas but by others as well.

  2. Get an editor: this doesn’t have to be a professional person. Peer editing is important to the writing process. Find someone you trust to critique and give feedback to your writing. It’s always nice to have a second set of eyes.

  3. Capture ideas: my favorite is to evesdrop on conversations. Dialogue is a big part of novel writing. Hearing it naturally done will help. You can also get ideas for creative projects by situations you see.

  4. Write everyday: this ties into another tip that practice makes perfect. Some authors admit to carrying a notebook with them everywhere they go so they can write when inspiration hits them. You don’t, however, need to write a book. You can use a journal to jot down ideas or thoughts. A professor of mine admitted to taking part in a 10 minute mind dump everyday. He said that some of his entries didn’t make sense but that’s why it’s important.  You just write down anything and everything that comes to you.

  5. Get inspired: to do this, you need to put in the effort. Sit down with a blank page, go for a hike, watch movies, read. Anything to get the creative juices flowing.

  6. Find and use resources: we all have handy dandy phones that connect us directly to the internet. That is one of the most powerful resources at our fingertips. Other resources that are sometimes forgotten are bookstores or libraries. I pretty much live at my local library when inspiration hits me so I can do research and get quiet time.

I hope these tips help no matter what writing you find yourself doing. It’s important to find what works best for you.

Published by Ashleyhouck

I’m a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful angels and many fur babies.

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  1. I’ve larnt as a writer this thing that having patience while you do the rest is the core of being a writer. Keep writing keep improving. Don’t abandon it if those views don’t come to you. Write for yourself. Write to immoralize.

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