Not all people are born with a talent for writing. But virtually anyone can develop habits to improve the quality and understanding of your writing.
As an entrepreneur, a good strategy to become an authority in your industry and to promote you (you and your business) is to write for your blog entries or for another medium in which you participate as a guest blogger. So, UK Writing Experts share some simple tips that will help you quickly improve the way you express yourself with the letters:
1. Think about what to write before writing
not to do so is a mistake that many make. Before sitting down to write make sure you have something to say and clearly define how you want to express. Do not focus your writing on words, but on ideas you want to convey. Think: What is the purpose of this post? From it begins to build.
2. Points, points, points
was the first advice I gave my teacher of Journalism. To provide a smooth writing you should use punctuation correctly. Avoid eternal paragraphs of one sentence. And whenever you’re tempted to write a comma think if you can replace a point.
3. Say goodbye to adjectives and adverbs
descriptions are important to get a good narrative, but many people abuse of adjectives and adverbs. Check your text and observe all the words that you can remove (eg very, really, perhaps, amazing, incredible, really, right). As the story writer, Horacio Quiroga said: “Useless be few queues you adhere color to a weak noun”.
4. Do not repeat words
The breadth of vocabulary and cultural level of a person noticed in the overuse of words. Search synonyms or concepts that could replace what you wrote. The first thing to do is find your pet words (words that constantly repeat), look them up in your text with functionality in Word Ctrl + B and replace them with others. The Spanish language is very broad; seize it.
5. Use subtitles or intermediate heads
When you make a text, especially if it is long, think and use sub – divided into intermediate heads. This helps ease eye strain and make a more fluid reading.
6. Do not abuse punctuation or bolding
Most times you can initiate punctuation such as parentheses and hyphens adding points or commas. Thus writing looks cleaner. It also prevents excessive bold and italicized; While analyzes highlight what you need and do it only when warranted.
7. Use spelling correctorsmay sound obvious but not all do. Although Word tool is quite functional, note that does not fix all errors, especially if you try to diacritics. If you do not know how a word is used, simply do not use. The same is true when it comes to grammar.
may sound obvious but not all do. Although Word tool is quite functional, note that does not fix all errors, especially if you try to diacritics. If you do not know how a word is used, simply do not use. The same is true when it comes to grammar.
8. Be authentic
To get your posts gain traction it is essential to define what will be your voice, tone and writing style. Do not try to sound very different from the way you speak, as the reader will notice, and not try to imitate the style or ideas from someone else. Eye: never write on a topic you do not know.
9. Establish a structure
in journalism, there are several ways to structure a text. The easiest (and you can serve to draw your tickets) is the inverted pyramid, which consists of going from most to least important. It is also recommended that in the first paragraph answer the top five questions: What ?, Who ?, When ?, How? and where?
10. Have a strong beginning and an ending
Like a good play or film, the basic principle is to captivate the audience; while the outcome is what most remember the viewer in the long run. Try to start and finish your texts strongly. A good idea is to start with a question and end the answer.
11. Read a lot
To be a good writer you must be a good reader. Books, articles, magazines and posts can give you many ideas on how to tell a story, as well as tracks spelling and vocabulary. Read about different topics and authors; you can also use them as references in your text.
12. Know your audience
Before writing think who is targeted message. Imagine what your reader, what are your interests? What kind of language used? Where would read your text? Having this in mind will serve you to choose your tone and your themes.
13. Enter daily
Make writing a habit. No need to write 10 pages, but have a diary or notepad where every day you write some ideas or thoughts. It also defines and meets deadlines or publication of your tickets.
14. Read it aloud
This exercise will help you notice if your fluency and breaks are correct. If reading a prayer you run out of breath, it’s time to add a point. If you notice that your words produce cacophony (repetition of sounds) replace them by others.
15. Calls on someone else to read
it before publishing a text – but ask someone to trust than Pirate- scholar to give you feedback and become your ‘editor’ if you do not have one itself. So what about delving know, what to cut and if there is any confusing sentence.
16. Eliminates straw
As always, more is not better. Get rid of those repetitive phrases that add nothing. A good text is not measured by its length.
17. Do not take anything for granted
What is completely understandable for the reader may not be for us. Do not skimp on the definition of concepts or think are obvious to “everybody”. When you talk about a character adds a description; do the same with institutions and companies.
18. Use numbers or bullets
This is another strategy to make it easier and understandable text. When possible, please list your points or aggregates a script to certain reflections or conclusions.
19. Do not be distracted
As in many other activities of your business (such as budgeting) write also it requires focus and concentration. So before writing sure to find yourself in a relaxing atmosphere to invite inspiration. If possible turn off your phone, Skype alerts and anything else that could distract you.
20. Check two or more times
Most mistakes can be avoided or at least reduced, with a review. Carefully read your text, check your spelling and words you used. On the other hand, do not fall into perfectionism: always feel that your text can improve, so you should know when to let go or, otherwise, never will publish.