Regardless of whether you’re writing as a hobbyist, for work, as a freelancer, for your business or as your career, the basics of writing are still the same for everybody. Similarly, it doesn’t matter what subject you’re writing about; there are some key aspects that you need to remember to ensure perfection.
However, it’s easy for us to get caught up in the day to day running of our lives that these basics are quickly get forgotten or misplaced. Additionally, this sabotages our ability to learn the more complex techniques.
Here to give you a helping hand, here is a collection of tricks and tips enabling you to be the best writer you can be.
Record Your Ideas
As a writer, it’s a great idea to keep a notebook or a notepad with you at all times. This allows you to record any ideas that pop into your head. For example, you never know when the next idea for a best seller may come up, and if you haven’t got a way to record it, the chances are that you’ll forget it and the idea will be gone forever.
Develop a Writing Routine
There’s no better way to get into the habit of writing than creating a writing timetable. You may find you write so much more productively in the mornings, in the afternoons or the evenings why plan your days around this.
You may be part of a gym or have some social commitments, but this can be organized around your writing day, enabling you to be the best you can be.
Take Advantage of Service Tools
Some of the best ways to improve your writing skills is by reviewing the work of others. Academic writing services are becoming increasingly popular for this reason.
Using these services, you can have content created on your behalf, if you need it for work, or, you could have a piece written for you as a guideline for you to work from, allowing you to improve your own writing skills. These services have become so popular that they’re even becoming featured on leading media publications, like this HuffPost article.
Set Yourself Goals
One of the best ways to motivate yourself is using a ‘goal and reward’ system. This means saying to yourself ‘I’m going to write 10,000 words of my novel this week’ and then doing just that. To motivate yourself, set yourself up with rewards such as a takeaway dinner at the end of the week or a trip to the cinema with your friends.
Carole D. Portis, the Content Manager for Top Canadian Writers, explains;
“Setting goals is the most effective way of boosting your motivation as a writer. Personally, I loved setting myself weekly targets of what I wanted to achieve, and if I achieved all my goals every week for a month, I’d splash out on doing something amazing once a month, such as a nice meal or a spa day.”
Always Aim for Perfection
No matter what you’re writing for, always aim for it to be the best quality it can be. This means understanding that the first time you write something, it’s not going to be perfect. To alleviate this problem, you’ll need to revise your content.
This is achieved by carrying out proofreading and editing processes that will dramatically increase the quality of your work. However, this can be time-consuming and inaccurate because your brain will automatically try to read what it thinks is there, rather than what is actually written.
Instead, you can invest in the services of a professional editing, proofreading and grammar checking service, such as Best Australian Writers.
Just Do It
One of the biggest drawbacks that people will have when it comes to writing is overthinking. It can be painstaking to think how you’re going to start a piece or end a piece or how you’re going to fill the middle parts.
Instead, put your pen to paper, your fingers on your keyboard and just write. You’ll pleasantly surprise yourself.
Jennifer is the business developer that works in different areas of education, technology, security and various types of online marketing. Prior to business developing Jennifer was consultant at Deloitte, and managed security services provider and developer of a wide range of security solutions.