There is no perfect writer in this world. Neither is there a way to become one. You can, however, write better than you did yesterday with some of the tips below.
- Check the thesaurus regularly: Not too many of us do this, but for words that you use frequently, try substituting those words with something else. They make your piece less repetitive to read and much more interesting.
- Read more: You can’t write better if you don’t read enough first. Once you identify the writing styles adopted by famous writers, for instance, it will become easier for you to adopt a style of your own.
- Don’t rush: You can’t become a better writer if you rush too much. Keep your pace slow, or else you will only be making more errors than you normally do.
- Add figures of speech to your writing: Ensuring that you use figures of speech such as similes, metaphors, irony, hyperboles.. The list goes on. As for humor, although it’s not a figure of speech, it can be used as well. But it’s risky if you use it wrong.
- Don’t show off your vocabulary: In an attempt to become a better writer, it is often discerned that some people make their writing such that it is full of complex vocabulary and not a single simple word is present. If your reader stops understanding you or decides that you’re trying too hard to create the image of being an excellent writer, why would they continue reading?
- When describing colour, use shades: Describing colors in shades is way better than only using yellow, purple, blue, black, brown, orange, red, pink, grey, golden and white. For instance, “vermilion” sounds better than dark red.
- Always make a plan before you write: No writer is such that they will make a perfect story or poem etc. without planning it out first. In order for your writing to have a proper structure, a rough plan becomes extremely critical.
- Always edit after writing: Before making any piece of work final, always edit it and check for errors before finalizing it. You may discover errors you’ve ignored or realize how you can make the piece better, for instance, by adding an additonal paragraph.