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How to Become a Better Writer
Here are the best bullet-proof ways to become a better writer:…
There’s no such a thing.
No recipe on how to get better. No “one size fits all”.
However, there are some common steps that worked for many others before you.
1. WRITE A LOT
“…let me tell you one thing that held truth for me: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT…
Your brain is a muscle; it needs a good workout, just like any other part of your body. Work it out every day and it will start paying dividends soon after.” Ana Hoffman, How to Successfully Write an Awesome Post Per Day – Every Day
Up to November of last year, I published a post per day. Yes, every day.
And the more I wrote, the better I got.
“There is a saying somewhere that if you want to become a better writer, write and then write some more and then write some more.
I used to write 1,000 words every day – now I’m up to 2,000 every single day. I don’t use it all, but all of it serves a purpose to hone my skills as someone who writes compelling content for others, not for me, but for others.” Christine Brady
2,000 words. Every day.
Practice makes perfect.
“I spent the entire 90s writing bad fiction. 5 bad novels. Dozens of bad stories. But I learned to handle massive rejection. And how to put two words together. In my head, I won the pulitzer prize. But in my hand, over 100 rejection letters.” James Altucher, 33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer
2. READ A LOT
Even though Ramsay from Blog Tyrant doesn’t read many blogs, he does point out a few instances when reading other blogs is a must:
“Voice is an extremely important thing for a blogger.
Without a unique and appealing voice you run the risk of merging into that boring 98% that I talked about above.
And when developing a voice it can be really useful to immerse yourself in the smooth and soothing tones of someone that you admire and enjoy.”
Yet another great point from James Altucher’s33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer:
“You can’t write without first reading. A lot.
When I was writing five bad novels in a row I would read all day long whenever I wasn’t writing (I had a job as a programmer, which I would do for about five minutes a day because my programs all worked and I just had to “maintain” them).
I read everything I could get my hands on.”
3. WRITE WHAT YOU READ
Here’s another great tip that helped my writing quite a bit.
When reading a great copy, whether it’s a post, a sales letter, or even an email, don’t just read it.
Write it down as you read it.
Figure out why it works.
My brain is getting numb – a sure sign I said enough/too much.
Bottom line: no one can do this for you.
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway
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Bleeding my 1,000 words per day,