How To Become A Better Writer

15 tips to becoming a better writer

J.R. HEIMBIGNER

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Better Writer
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Whether you are a brand new writer or someone who has been around for a while, you most likely want to become a better writer, which is good. The world does not need more mediocre writers. But how do we get better?

I wish there were a magical formula for you. But there isn’t. We will write for years before we feel better for many of us. The truth is, though, the more you write, the better you get.

But, it’s more than writing. There are things you can do to become a better writer. These different activities will help you on your writing journey and one day might be what it takes to help you self-publish a book.

I have put together a list of tips to help you right away to get started. Below my list, I break down each one of these tips to help you become a better writer and achieve the success you desire.

How to Become a Better Writer [Quick List]

  1. Develop a daily writing habit.
  2. Commit to writing a lot.
  3. Read the work of others.
  4. Connect with other writers.
  5. Sign up for a free writing course.
  6. Pick a place to practice in public.
  7. Start writing and don’t look back.
  8. Capture ideas regularly.
  9. Create a writing system.
  10. Start outlining before your write.
  11. Write without editing.
  12. Edit your drafts with conviction.
  13. Learn how to format your articles.
  14. Consider who will read your writing.
  15. Remember why you started writing.

The beauty of this list is that it is for everyone. You may be starting, and you will start earlier on the list. Or you have been at it for a while and might start working on parts of this list further down.

The goal is to find your place and start getting better. If you doubt yourself, read your first two or three articles. Then read your last two or three. You will be surprised about your improvement from the beginning to now.

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J.R. HEIMBIGNER

Author of 10 books with more on the way. All while working a day job and chasing my dreams with my family. Learn more: http://bio.link/minauthor