Writers can get stuck analyzing their work and trying to figure out what’s wrong, when there might be a simple fix that will improve their writing immensely. Obviously learning how to write well takes a lot of time and effort, but it helps to understand what you are doing wrong OR what’s dragging your writing down. Here are 3 tactics that you can start utilizing today.
- Read more. If you read on a daily basis, your writing will improve. Once you’re in that mindset of consuming as much literature as you can, some of it will seep into your own writing. Try reading at least a half hour a day. I know it’s hard when you want to spend your free time writing, but reading really does motivate you, and you’ll be more efficient with your writing time. Reading helps!
- Stop trying to fill space. Writing isn’t about the word count, so stop using fillers. Getting to the point will dramatically improve your writing because filler is boring! Stop using excess words, stop over explaining and stop adding unnecessary dialogue. Say something in a sentence instead of a paragraph. Over time you’ll understand what’s important and what drags your writing down.
- Get rid of the passive voice. Writing becomes instantly more exciting once you use the active voice. Instead of saying “Amy was given an apple by Eric”, say “Eric gave Amy an apple”. Do you see how much better the active voice is? Using the passive voice will make your writing boring and I think it’s much more difficult. Make the effort and change it up!
*holds ur hand in a cool and punk way*
The average square type chart seems overly complicated to me so I made this for myself. Small and 2x sizes for anyone who might find it useful.
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murder on the mind
would work on my commissions and my secret santa giftee’s gift tomorrow
im thinking of making it a gif thing because i like their suggestions too much to decide which one to draw………………….
im so glad i wont get homework this year and classes are cut to 2pm during wednesdays
what if you spoke in your icon’s voice for an entire week
but red doesn’t talk
I get a badass Russian accent, yes?
i get a punjabi accent for a week aaaaaaaaaah
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hahah wow thank you!!
will let u go with a warning if u give him biscuits