If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already a writer and you’re wondering how to write better in English.
I’m going to teach you the seven steps I use when I write (or am asked to write) English content. It’s the best way to avoid common mistakes and create better content for your audience.
#1: Read a lot
Read as much as possible. If you read fiction, make sure it’s quality fiction. If you read non-fiction, make sure it’s quality non-fiction. This will allow you to absorb as much information as possible, which will improve your vocabulary and grammar skills.
#2: Write often
Writing is a skill that has to be developed. The more you write, the more you’ll get better at writing. That being said, don’t expect to write one masterpiece after a few days of practice. Don’t write a novel in a week or anything like that. Just keep writing.
#3: Read the best you can find
This is where I recommend reading fiction. I’m not saying that non-fiction isn’t important, but you’re going to have to write enough non-fiction to become comfortable with it. Fiction, on the other hand, will give you a good idea of how to write.
#4: Write every day
The more you write, the more you’ll improve. However, don’t force yourself to write everyday if you don’t feel like it. Just write whenever you can.
#5: Read what you wrote
This is one of the most important steps. When you write something, read it first. If you want to improve your writing, you need to look at what you’ve written. Reading your own writing is the best way to learn.
#6: Find a mentor
This is the best way to improve your writing. If you want to learn how to write better, find someone who has already been where you want to go and ask them for help. You can also find online courses or online forums where writers are willing to help each other out.
#7: Make mistakes
Mistakes are part of the process. You’re going to make mistakes, so don’t worry about them. If you make mistakes, just fix them and move on. The worst that can happen is that you’ll waste time trying to correct a mistake that doesn’t need to be corrected.