7 Tips to Develop Writing Skills

7 Tips to Develop Writing Skills

Content marketing is becoming one of the important marketing strategies in everyone's basket. Getting a good control on writing could push your career on content writing to new level.  Below are few important writing tips that could be very handy if you are planning to build your career in content writing

1. Use Online Resources to Correct your Grammar

Yes, grammar is a pain. You don’t need to know everything about English grammar. Use online resources, such as Grammarly, GrammarCheck or GrammarBook.com to help you answer a grammar question when it comes up. You could also switch the spell and grammar check on MS Word, your iPad or Google Doc to check your spelling and grammar in English.

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2. Pick a Topic.. and Write and Write more

If you want to get better at something, you have to practice – and writing is no exception. Don’t get stuck on figuring out what to write about. You can write about anything. You can write about what you do, things you hear or see, news, or make up a story. Just Keep Writing

3. Read every first available minute

The best writers are also keen readers, and reading on a regular basis is an easy way to start developing your writing skills. The more you read, the more likely you are to develop an eye for what makes a piece so effective, and which mistakes to avoid.

4. Take a Free Course

We have put together a list for 5 free online Content Wrting Courses. Take your pick.

5. Write More than One Draft

Draft means a preliminary version of piece of writing. Sometimes, your best writing becomes better after you take a break and work on a second or third draft. When you revise (or rewrite) your work you are often able to get your message across more clearly. You make think of things that you did not think to write in the first draft and you can add it in a later draft.

6. Be Creative and Experimental

Don’t write about the same thing every day or you will get bored. Don’t write about topics in the obvious way. Be creative!

7. Edit Your Work Ruthlessly - Take a friend's help

Ask for help from a friend that knows English well. Having another person read your work helps generate more ideas to better your writing. You could have them edit everything or just a part that you are stuck on. Often having another set of eyes look at your writing helps find mistakes that you have overlooked.

Lets get started on your journey to become a Content Writer!

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