Improve Your Writing Skills: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Writing

In any aspect of creative writing, good composition abilities will propel you to new heights. Keep in mind that in order for your creative writing to be successful, it must attract the reader. Your words should be well-considered, and they should be meaningful. How are you going to do it? It may take some getting used to, but attempting to improve by following these steps will never hurt you πŸ‘‡πŸΎ

1. Arrange your workplace πŸ’»

Often times, where you sit yourself down and write matters more than whether you are “in the mood” to write. Even if your writing isn’t personal, your desk, floors, and even your walls belong to your research, notes, and your ideas. So find a quiet corner, organise your writing tools and begin the journey.

Bonus information: Dan Brown believes hanging upside down helps him write better. The more he does it, the more he feels relieved and inspired to write. You might want to try that, at your own risk though!

2. Read before you write πŸ“š

You should read what you write about first if you want to be a good writer. You may easily write a superb piece of writing about a topic if you have a deeper understanding of it. You can receive legitimate and credible information by reading many blogs, articles, and news regarding that topic.

3. Take professional help πŸ†˜

To create a solid article or essay, you’ll need to know how to edit, use perfect grammar, convey a story, and style it properly. It’s never enough to have a good tale idea. By paying attention to these details, a smart writer can bring a concept to a tale and give it life.

Bonus information: You can develop your writing and editing skills with the Creative Writing program at WhiZo where you get the opportunity to learn the art of creative writing.

4. Practice writing more πŸ“

Sometimes writers believe that they only need to write when they have a strong desire to do so. The best authors, on the other hand, tend to disagree. Even if a creative writer feels they are out of ideas or practice, the only way to enhance their talents is to keep writing. To keep pushing yourself to keep writing, you must have constant motivation.

5. Take a tech-break πŸ“΅

The constant need to be connected and socially available often leads to writers developing blocks. The only way out is through a tech-break, where you intentionally disconnect yourself from all social media apps and other disturbances for a specific time period, to devote the said time to writing (or crying, if your mind is already blocked!)

6. Play games πŸ“²

If you think you are not in the right frame of mind to be writing something with potential, do not fret and do not waste time by constantly checking social media updates. You can put this time to good use by playing certain online games that will help you develop your English language skills. We have curated a list of such games you might find useful.

7. Think about your reader πŸ‘€

Your reader is the most crucial concern in creative writing, as it is in every type of writing. If you want to keep your readers interested, you need to recognise and comprehend who you’re writing for.

8. Employ easy language πŸ—£οΈ

It is best to exercise extreme caution while selecting words for your articles. Without a doubt, if you employ too many intricate and distinctive words in your writing, an average reader will find it difficult to read your article. As a result, in your writing, make sure to utilise clear, easy-to-understand terms. Before choosing words, consider your target audience and their level of understanding.

Bonus information: Check out this article about ways to improve your English vocabulary!

9. Edit, then edit some more πŸ˜“

After you’ve finished your first draft, go over it again to see if the arrangement of your arguments is correct and if anything you’ve written makes sense. Editing is simple in the age of computers; you can just copy and paste a section of your essay into another section where it could fit better, and then make little modifications to your phrasing to make it flow better. After you’ve finished editing, go over it one last time to make sure the wording is correct. Remember to proofread your work to ensure that your spelling and punctuation are flawless!

10. Accept feedback βŒβœ”οΈ

Find yourself a reader who is willing to give honest feedback on your writing. A creative writer should be open to positive and negative criticism and pick the best way to improve and correct their work.

11. Practice journaling πŸ–ŠοΈ

Journaling is the best way to motivate yourself to write more. If you do not wish to write about something specific, pick up your personal diary and pen down your feelings and emotions of the moment. Sometimes, when you look back, you find inspiration in your own thought process.

To learn more about the benefits of maintain a journal, check out our blogpost.


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