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10 Tips To Improve Your Writing Skill

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10 Tips To Improve Your Writing Skill

Writing is a skill which is hard to develop. You can develop this skill be continuously writing. If you are a blogger then you should write well and attractive for your visitors. Your readers are your best critics. They can tell you better about what you are delivering to them.

There are lots of things you should do to impress your visitors. The most important thing you need to care is grammar mistakes. Try to tell things in clear and comprehensive way. Here I am discussing few points which would help you to improve your writing skill.

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1. Proofread your writing

Reread your article at least two times. You can sort out some stupid mistakes in first look. Second read ensures removal of any big mistake. If possible read it loud. You can easily remove lots of mistakes from your post. When you read it second time you will be reading it from a readers perspective and this will help you a lot in sentence construction.

2. Draft your post and edit it later

Don’t try to hit the publish button while completing your post. Make it rest inside your draft and try to edit it later with fresh mind. This habit is helpful in finding general mistakes. This will also help you write articles quickly.

3. Ask your friend to proofread your post

If you are working in a team then ask other writer of your team to edit your post. It will ensure an error free post. If you are working alone then you can ask your friends or family members (who have good knowledge of grammar) to proofread your post. You can also hire some one to edit your posts and this will help a lot in long run.

4. Don’t repeat same word again

It can diminish the attractiveness of your article. Try to use different words. If it is necessary to repeat any word, then try to find out its synonym and use it in your article. You can use WordWeb tool for this purpose.

5. Use spellchecker tool

Spellchecker tool is helpful in finding your spelling errors. If you are using windows Live writer to to write your post then you can use F7 button to check any spelling mistake immediately. To activate real time spelling check in live writer go to Tools> Option> Spelling> check Use real time spell checking (squiggles) option.

6. Learn grammar

Grammar decides the quality of post. If you are making too much grammar mistakes in your articles then no one wants to read it. You would also get lots of unpleasant comments for our mistakes. So learn grammar to avoid any typos. You can learn grammar from your old high school grammar book.  I personally feel my Grammar is not that good and I often mistake. Even I spend lots of time learning grammar every day.

Read : 3 tips to improve your English Grammar

7. Don’t change tense in between sentences

Many writers make this mistake by changing tense in between the post. They write in simple present tense and immediately switch to past tense or future tense. It is sometimes grammatically correct but it is sufficient to confuse readers.  Avoid changing tense and give clear picture by writing in simple language.

8. Remove unnecessary words if any

Proofread helps in deciding what to include and what to exclude. If you found any word which adds no value to the post then it is be better to exclude that word from the post. Remember that “I am a smart boy” is better than “I am a cool, elegant and stylish guy”.

9. Write to the point and simple

Remember the fact that you are not writing a novel. You are writing for the web so you need to be simple and illustrative so that anyone could understand your voice. Don’t use advance words which make reader to use dictionary to understand the meaning of words. Keep it as simple as possible.

10. Keep reading the best content

If you want to write best then you should read the best. There are several blogs out there which provide quality content to the readers. Try to read Copyblogger of Brian Clark because it deliver best content in a simplest way. There are blogs like Dailywritingtips and Writer’s help which give best writing tips you need.

These are some basic tips for writing well online. No one is perfect, but you can improve your writing style by following these good advices.

Do you know something more to improve your writing skill? Start a discussion in the comment section.

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  • Ankur Agrawal

    Proofreading helps a lot. It helps us to point out silly mistakes like spacing between fullstops, commas. I sometimes forget to give space between words, proofreading eliminates this error. Thanks for the great post :)

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  • Noordeen

    Thanx Harsh.. You Really Done a Great Job. Most of the Indian blogger (me too) facing this issue. I would definitely help me to improve my mistakes in future

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  • Pranay Patel

    This is why I’m a big fan of this blog. Nicely described all the facts. A big Thanks for sharing this. :)

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  • Istiak Rayhan

    Hi Harsh,
    Agree with you, Proofreading is very important. Cause if you don’t like to read your own article, What about your readers?
    Thanks for the tips.

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  • Rohit

    Really nice tool specially the website you have suggested at the end of this post . thanks

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  • sudha

    This list of what to do when you are writing something is very helpful for me as I am a blogger and always look forward to the suggestion to write better. thanks

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  • Kim

    Thanks so much for this advice :)

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  • Elisha

    Hey Harsh,

    Thanks for sharing the Word Web tool. It would definitely help me a lot in my writings.

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  • Joenel Umal

    Thanks for this… I feel guilty of three things I should not do..

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  • Shekhar Sahu

    Hmm, I need to improve much :(

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  • vijaygupta

    This list of what to do when you are writing something is very helpful for me as I am a blogger and always look forward to the suggestion to write better. thanks

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  • SmashinGeeks

    Great Tips , Blogging is mostly based on Article Writing, “Content Is King”

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  • NpXp

    Proofreading can decrease the chances of the inclusion of wrong grammar in an article by 5 times.

    It is something which I consider very essential.

    Great tips, though ;)

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