3 Powerful Writing Tips for Freelancers and Bloggers
Though writing is what we freelancers, bloggers and authors do; I doubt if any of us are thoroughly content with our own writing. Writing tips are always welcomed with wide open arms because we all want to outdo ourselves and become better writers. Here are 3 powerful writing tips that expert writers (includes bloggers, freelancers and authors) use to excel at their writing.
Writing Tips # 1- Improve Your Skills
There are awesome writers, great writers, good writers, mediocre writers and horrible writers; but there are NO perfect writers. No matter how awesome a writer is, improving and polishing his / her writing skills will never hurt. Find out what is the weakest part of your writing. You may need help from a trusted friend or a well-meaning critic to pinpoint your weakest link in writing.
Listening to someone point out your mistakes or weak points can be as painful as surgery without anesthesia. But it is a necessary evil if you really want to improve your writing skills.
No matter how painful the process, one thing is guaranteed. You will come out of it shining like a diamond from hot coals.
Writing Tips # 2- Refer Writings of Better Writers
Unless you know what better writing looks like, you cannot improve your writing and take it to a better level. Read books, blogs and articles written by others and see what holds your attention. You can either imitate or learn from authors whose writing style strikes a chord in your heart.
Writing Tips # 3- Keep Writing
Practice makes man perfect (works for women too). Your writing will definitely improve over time, but it is crucial to practice good writing. If you do nothing to improve your quality, you could end up making the same mistakes and finally become habituated to writing this way.
So what you need to do is to combine practice with improvement. Read daily, write daily and improve daily. Following this cycle will surely help in ending up a better writer than you first started.
Writing is a creative ability, but luckily for us bloggers and freelancers, it is NOT like other creative abilities which need inborn talent. You have to be gifted with a golden voice to become a great singer, but you need not be gifted with beautiful hands to write better. All you need are basic intelligence and education, determination to learn, burning desire to improve and willingness to hone your skills.
If you can manage to do all of these, your writing will be as good as your favorite writer or even better. Moreover; you also have these 3 writing tips to help you along.