Becoming a better writer

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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13 Comments Add yours

  1. sudhanuj says:

    One can subscribe to word of the day or quote of fhe day newsletters also

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  2. Mohita, thank you so much. That’s a incredibly good list. I think you’re one of the first persons I’ve met who mentioned the Thesaurus as a writing tool, and you are soooo right. The use of shades instead of a primary color is interesting. Hmmm, thank you.

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    1. Mohita Verma says:

      Thank you so much for regularly reading my posts πŸ™‚

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  3. fictionalkevin says:

    Good stuff. I try to make my writing communicate well. I do think some try to impress the reader with their vocabulary, but I would rather communicate clearly than impress. If someone “notices” the effort I put into writing – by using an unusual word or difficult construction – then they lose track of the story.

    I’m still trying.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Mohita Verma says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚
      Keeping a balance between good vocabulary and easy communication is always hard to do, but with practice everyone can improve πŸ™‚

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  4. zhyxtheman says:

    Nice tips. Got a second book set to work on next month. I could do these things to prepare.

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  5. Janice Wald says:

    I agree with all your tips
    I found you on Danny Ray’s site. Congratulations on being his featured blogger. I was his featured blogger too. Maybe you can check out my site if you need a blogging tip or two. That is what I write about. You and I are like-minded. We write about the same things.
    Janice

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    1. Mohita Verma says:

      Sure I will πŸ™‚

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      1. Janice Wald says:

        I will look forward to your visit.
        Janice

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