In my last post I wrote about, “the importance of writing down your goals, and I hope the article helped you alot, right?
So in order to write down your goals, you need to learn how to, write right? I remember when I was in High school ( Maphutha Secondary School) I didn’t care about my writing style, my essays were so bad and incompetent without direction until I met Mr Makadikoa who taught me how to write essays, now I am what I am because of him. Most of the time I didn’t know what to write. Albert Einstein, ” if you can’t explain it to a six- year old, you don’t understand it yourself.? Before you start writing, take a moment to mentally explain the concept to the six-year old who lives inside your head( we all have one, don’t we?)
In this article I will discuss about, “how to improve your writing skills,” and become a better writer. Because I know that everyone is a writer, you’re a writer but you don’t know that, you write alot, even if you don’t think of yourself as a writer, you put thoughts into text more often than you realize.You write homeworks. You write class works. You write alot of emails. You post of social media. And you message your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter , WhatsApp etc..I can see you are smiling now, because I told you that you’re a writer, right? In other words we’re surrounded by writing. Writing doesn’t mean you have to enroll in a prestigious creative writing program at the University.
Here I have tips and Warning on how to improve your writing skills.
#1 write everyday.
Practice writing everyday. And writing is no exception.Writing everyday can help you develop a unique style.Even if nobody reads it, keep writing. Practice makes perfect.
#2 read everyday.
Commit yourself to reading, read, poems short stories, essays, articles, newspapers, bible etc 30 mins or 1 hour is enough, don’t overdo it, one step at a timeThe best writers are good readersAnd reading on a regular basis is an easy way to start developing your writing skills.
#3 find a partner Classmate or friend or family member
Ask someone if they’d be willing to cast an eye over your work- they may spot mistakes that you overlooked. Gather friends and classmates and start reading clubs at your community. Starting reading club at your area can be beneficial and improves your writing skills.Learn online and improve.
Important websites to look at:
* Daily writing tips:
* Poets and Writers online:
For writing poems online
If you want readers to breathe life into your writing so that they get a powerful experience from it, then you must breathe experience into your words as you write. I don’t know why it should be the case that if you experience what you’re writing about- if you go to the bamboo- it increases the chances of the reader’s experiencing the bamboo. But that’s the way it seems to work.”Peter Elbow, from the book writing with power. You are free to write about anything that comes to your mind, to unlock your brain. What you write is strictly private, so relax the control and allow your hands to write whatever they want. If you get stuck and have nothing to write about, you can repeat the last word or type nonsense until the idea pops into your mind. You can write blank blank blank blank blank until idea pops into your mind. I have tried it many times and it worked and now I’m better writer because of free writing techniques.Free writing techniques helps to develop ideas. And writing is different mode of thinking.
Tips to write good.
Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before
Don’t use commas that are not necessary
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out
Understatement is always best
The adverb always follows the verb
passive voice is to be avoided
If you’re a learner or student read a lot and write a lot and get out of your comfort zone. Anders Ericsson- “In pretty much any area of human endeavor, people have a tremendous capacity to improve their performance, as long as they train in the right way.”Think before you write, writing is important.
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