There are multiple writing guides available online. We have published more than few articles with writing tips from various writers. However, if you are new to writing, that is, if you aren’t used to expressing yourself creatively in writing, some of our tips might be of little use to you.
That’s why this time we have some writing tips for beginners that will help you get started. And that’s what matters most and it’s probably the most challenging task – how do you begin?!
And it doesn’t matter if you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, most principles are the same. Whether it is a novel, or a blog post, your content always has to be engaging.
So, let’s start with the basics. And by the way, it is good to avoid or at least don’t overuse phrases like ‘by the way’ and words like ‘so’. They are often redundant. Anyway, start by reading more. Yes, read as much as you can if you want to become a good writer. There are very few writers who don’t read with a great fervour. It is often said that Thomas Paine state that he hasn’t read any books other than the ones he wrote himself, but that’s pretty much an exception that confirms the rule.
Explore The Net!
Google is your friend. This sentence has been used to many times, it almost lost its meaning, but it is definitely relevant to our topic. A lot of resources and useful information can be found online, but you need to know where and what to look for. Otherwise, Google might turn into the friend that’s always nagging you and wasting your attention.
Perhaps start an online writing course for beginners, that is if you manage to find one that’s free and looks promising. Don’t spend money on online courses, they are often not worth it, whereas with a free course you can give up at any time if you don’t like it, without losing anything.
Stay True To Your Style!
You should always aim to be consisted and stick to your style. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t strive to improve your writing, by all means do that, but don’t change the way you’re writing midway. Readers don’t like books and articles that feature a variety of style. And if you are unsure how to choose and develop your style go back to our first point – do a lot of reading and you will find which style suits you most.
Know Thy Readers!
Knowing yourself and your style probably comes first, but you must also know your audience, and be aware of the expectations of your readers. Make sure that you always give clear introduction and that your titles and subtitles are adequate and appropriate for the written content. If they know what you are offering, they will know if your content fits their needs. Otherwise, people will be unhappy, even if your content is of good quality.
Believe In Yourself!
The last one may sound a bit cheesy, but you must always believe in your capabilities. Confidence matters a lot when it comes to writing.Read More »