How to become a better writer

Writing and wrist watch

A writer is always learning and developing their craft. I recently threw out a tweet asking others how they improved as a writer. I received some great responses. Over the next few blog posts I’ll explore each one of these more in depth, but for now here’s a list. If you’re looking to improve perhaps there’s one you’re not doing yet.

1.Find some editors. 

While every writer should be able to edit, every editor will find something different.

2. Take some short courses.

Several of the people I’ve interviewed on this site have taken writing courses in the past and will do so in the future.
@CiaraBallintyne recommended the guys over at @Saavyauthors

I’ve not taken this course myself but perhaps you want to take a look?

3. Reading

The more you read the better you become at knowing what good writing is like.

4. Create or find a dedicated critique group

It’s true with anything in life, but the more you’re critiqued the more you’ll improve. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do this.

5.  Meet with  fellow authors

This is different to a critique group in my opinion, but authors can be part of your critique group.

More on all of the above in a future blog, I promise.

In the mean time, are any of these helpful to you?


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