Learning to become a better writer, like any skill you want to master, takes practice and a desire to improve. Most professionals, myself included, want to become better writers. From my experience, it’s the practice part where things fall apart.
I still have a long way to go to become the writer I want to be. For starters, I use too many words. My sentences are too long and for certain formats – blogging for instance, my posts are too long. I’m working to improve at this. My writing would also improve greatly if I would write, re-write and revise more often. I think a lot of people fall into this trap, when publishing content for a blog is more about speed than quality.
As I’ve started to write more this year, I’ve been reminded of some of the tips that have helped me along the way. These tips apply to different types of writing, but they can be applied across many formats depending on your need.