Easy Writing Tips That Apply To Everyone

By on May 10, 2019

Want your writing to improve? These tips can help you, no matter what kind of writing you do.

If you are going to write, you have to read

If you are not reading something, you should be. The best writers know that the more they read, the better they will become at the craft. Reading is learning, and it inspires us. It helps us to understand the essential elements that make a story or a piece of content stand out, shine, be memorable. Read everything you can get your hands on, make sure you read every day. Every writer must be a reader; it’s the biggest favor they can do for themselves!

Stop comparing yourself to other writers

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Comparing yourself to other writers (whether favorably or unfavorably) isn’t going to get you anywhere. Be inspired by other writers, sure. Learn from their mistakes, of course! But don’t moan about how they got published even though they aren’t that talented, or that you’ll never be as good a writer as them, or that you wish you were as ‘lucky’ as them. You are in control of your writing destiny, your voice is unique, and only you can tell the stories you write. Be proud of being a writer, work hard and never give up. No other writer, however good or bad should validate or invalidate that.

Practice makes perfect

If you are a writer, you need to write. There are no excuses. There is enough time. Writing is tough, challenging, exhilarating, exhausting, satisfying, frustrating, and so much more. It’s a rollercoaster, but you can’t get anywhere if you don’t get on the ride. The more you write, the easier it will become and the better you’ll get, so you need to make sure it’s a priority.

Find an honest critic

Having someone who will give you honest feedback on your work is invaluable. Find this person early on. Listen to them. Learn how to receive constructive criticism. Your writing is never going to appeal to everyone, however being willing to receive feedback can mean you make it the very best it can be.

Open your eyes and ears to find ideas

There are ideas for stories everywhere. Get out into the big wide world and observe it. Look at people, listen to conversations, find stories. You could find ten ideas for stories every day if you open yourself up to what is going on around you so make sure you keep your eyes and ears open and you’ll never be short on inspiration.

Don’t be afraid to let go

Sharing your writing with others is scary, but you have to accept that your writing is imperfect. If you don’t let it go, you’ll never know what might have been. So make it as good as it can be, accept that it doesn’t have to be perfect, and then just let it go.

Study the craft of writing

Some people are natural writers, and some people aren’t. But every writer, no matter how talented they are can learn a lot if they study the craft of writing. So accept that there is lots to learn, and make sure that you set aside time for study, and practice and experimentation. You’ll see your writing improve so much if you do.

It doesn’t matter if you are a fiction writer, a blog writer, an article writer or all of the above. These tips can help you write smarter, more interesting, better work. So make sure you take them on board!

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About Bethany Cadman

Bethany Cadman is an author and freelance writer. Her highly anticipated debut novel 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers' is available on Amazon as both an eBook and a paperback. You can find it here - http://tinyurl.com/z47t8qf

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