Does Your Writing Suck? Improve It by Applying This Simple Method
So, you feel that your writing sucks and you want to improve it but you don't know what you need to do? This method is for you.
Unfortunately, there is no magic button that once clicked, will improve your writing instantly. Though, improving your writing may not be as difficult as you might be thinking. Actually, what you need to do is really simple and the more you do it, the better results you may have in the long term.
Before going into that, let me ask you a question that will take your attention to one point that I want to emphasize. Imagine for a moment that you are a newbie artist and you want to improve your painting, you want to create high quality paintings and become a master in your art. What would you do? That's somewhat obvious; you would read books, take courses and attend seminars about painting, in short, you would master the theory. With the knowledge in your mind, you would then take action on what you've learned and start to paint. The more you paint, the better you will become in time. Finally, you will get to the point where you always wanted. Would that be the case if you had given up when you saw that your second or third trial was not much better than the previous ones?
Like painting, as with all other skills you can think of, the only thing to get better on something is to practice it again and again.
You now know what you need to do to improve your writing: To write more and more. You should keep writing until you get to the point where you really want to be. There is no shortcut to that.
If you haven't written anything before but want to start writing, just think about something that you would enjoy writing about and start putting your thoughts into words. At first, it might be really hard to compose even one short paragraph. Just don't give up or delete it because it sounds bad. You will feel much more comfortable when you start writing the second paragraph. And when you are done with your first article or story, you will feel much better.
One last thing to keep in mind is, as like the artist example, in order to improve your writing, you still need to read books and listen to others who are a master of the craft. However, you can not just expect to write better just because you've read a lot and know what it takes to write better. Theory should be put into action. In other words, you actually have to write and practice more to improve yourself. If we put on a scale, in improving your writing, reading weighs 20% and practicing the writing weighs 80%.
Now, it is time to grab a pen and paper and start writing.