The Beginner’s Guide to Writing- 7 SIMPLE TIPS

15 Aug

Writing is an interesting art if properly crafted. The more interesting fact is that anyone can write. All you need to do is begin to write and then, your creative juices can take over. To get your personal creativity activated, here are a few tips you can make use of:

1. Begin by writing about something you are passionate about.

This is the best way to stimulate your writing genius and develop your personal style of writing. After building your confidence, you can venture into the whole world of writing.

Picture of a little girl writingIn simple terms, the short-cut to becoming an expert writer is to begin writing as a passionate writer. Then write about areas that interest you or you want to learn about or you are currently learning about. After this initial ground work, you can write about anything.

Depending on you, you can pick up a piece of paper or your keyboard and begin typing or writing about that thing that really bothers you. You may first list the points depending on the type of writing you intend to use. To write a story, you don’t need to list out the points but for an informative article, you might have to first list out your thoughts. Then, write as fast as you can (your first draft).

2. Read over what you have written and re-write on a separate paper or page.

You can refer to sections of the first draft to help you build it up. This is your second draft. Most writers are able to present the article in a more impressive format in this second draft but do not worry if it’s doesn’t seem ok yet.

3. Carry out a short research.

Look for what others have written about the same topic (or relevant ones) and compare this with yours. If you find relevant info, you can add it to your own article in your own language. Be on the look-out for important information you might have overlooked previously.

4. Read through the article.

How are your thoughts arranged? Do you need to reshuffle some paragraphs? Do the paragraphs link to each other? Have you given a complete or half information? Were you able to deliver what you initially intended to write?

5. Check your introduction.

Is it seductive enough to lure an extremely busy internet surfer?

Think for a moment for the best way to introduce your article- Perhaps, with

  • A short story,
  • New information,
  • A fact/figure that might surprise the reader,
  • The result of a research

Etc

6. Check your conclusion.

Did you actually conclude or stop writing? Check to make sure you brought the whole content to an end. Consider using

  • A closing summary,
  • An action plan,
  • A way-forward,
  • A referrer (to another article)

Etc

7. Read the whole article again.

Make necessary changes on that paper or page. Pay attention to spellings, grammar and grammatical structure.

Quickly read the article again. You can read it out loud if you are not in too much of a hurry.

Your article is ready to be published.

Remember, as you become a better writer, you can begin to skip some of these steps.

The good news is, it doesn’t take time to become an expert writer. Secondly, all you need to become an expert is to write and write and write again; then, read and read and read brilliant articles (of other people) you come across.

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