Writing in itself is something that is looked up as those vegetables side which every child detests the most. Get out of school, write for yourself, or even better write a journal for those thoughts and see all the difference that it makes. The art where you pen down stuff is something that weaves its own magic. Read the 10 most contemporary ways to improve your writing steps today.
Choose The Kind of Writing
Choosing the genre of a write up is different than choosing the voice that is needed to write it in. Both go hand in hand and as required. For bloggers, the niche of your website and the work you do defines everything related to writing. For an informal or active voice, keep in mind ‘write like you talk’. One of the many valuable things that I have earned over the 4 years of my entire writing experience, this tip has fetched the most valuable. Lure your readers in with your writing language and style. Let your words do the dance, while you decide the pace.
Make Mental Algorithms
Before commencing to write, a key step is to imagine the thing or a concept or an object you want to write. This comes in handy when you want that originality and creativity to shine through. Step uno is to make mental model of what you want the write up to look like. Specifically, if you want to write intensively, make it a habit to plan and visualize everything.
That Style Needs Tweaking
A pen or a keyboard will go with the rhythm of your thoughts. What you think is what you write. But writing shouldn’t be just fixed in a cast or a frame. A set strict structured writing is acceptable but over a time period, it becomes too predictable for your reader. Change with time as according the demand. Also look into it if your writing style doesn’t look bot written. A bot written writing is one which looks robotic and unaffectionate in it’s approach.
Paint with Images
Don’t come for me when I say that even when I do my technical write up, I look and keep the writing in synchronization with the mental image. Mental image can be of a process you want to write about an incident that happened in a particular sequence, an icon or a picture of an object, etc. Whatever it may be. The write up should be such that it’s entire essence conveys that image through it. Sell your point and make it happen.
Your words should be able to telepath that image you have in mind and the words have in them to your reader. Imagery is what a poem weaves. Bring such power in those everyday words too. A thesaurus will prove beneficial for it.
Pull Out that Dusty Thesaurus
Remember the time when our English teachers at school emphasized the importance of a Thesaurus and a dictionary? Well you should try and recall if you can’t. Because a Thesaurus will prove its worth to you. A successful writer is one who has an ocean of words and an ever increasing library. It’s unfeasible to remember and deliver any and all words anytime and anywhere. Pull out a thesaurus and save some time. My favorite is PowerThesaurus. This is something I swear by! Consider it my deepest darkest dirty secret to those words that divulge.
Swing that Spotlight
There is a certain way to bring out the gist and main organs of your writing. In academic writeup, a casual freestyling one, or blogging many devices like highlighting, citing, italicizing, quoting, etc renders the veritable stuff to the surface. Do the same in when writing too. In blogging these highlights have the potential to become your keywords. In a proper academic paper, using different colored pens for highlighting is a concept.
Make Those Thoughts Permanent
A writer’s mind is such that an idea, a jargon, a wordplay can come and swing at anytime. There is something so oblivious yet predictable about words if you look at them from that standpoint. Being a cornerstone of everything, it is these words which will can spring upon uninvited too. Pull out a paper or a phone and type whatever comes to your mind. It can be musical, it can rhyme or not, it can be a new word you want to know the meaning of, a fancy word of the day or something of that sort.
To Draft or Not to Draft
This question is equally as important as the original line that Hamlet opens his soliloquy with. The notion of drafting is something we were taught as kids. But as adults if you want to try that, just remember the key is “patience”! Drafting brings about frustration too. I remember how I poked my pencil into paper once, looking like a real life Dr Faustus in an academic writing class in college. Why you ask? It because of that writing, rewriting and that jazz.
Apart from this last one being a bit ambiguous, and totally a persona call, all the above are some quick hacks that can make your writing style a bit better and also amp up your writing speed. tell us which strategy would you make use of in your next writing session! Also enlighten us in the comment section below, if you have some new way to enhance your writing style.