So, you want to be a writer? Then you should immediately start thinking like a writer.
1. Try coping books word by word. This way you will better understand authors’ writing manner and tone. After you practice for a while, you’ll be capable to switch any writing styles as you like.
2. After you’ve tamed the majority of writing styles, you ought to start developing your own personal style. Practice, practice, practice. At this point you should stop coping and start cherishing your individual writing style.
3. Try this exercise:
1) Write down your thoughts during 30 minutes.
2) Analyze if there are grammatical errors, and sentences make sense.
3) Fix them
4) Go on. Only consistent writing is what matters.
4. At first, most of your writing won’t make sense. You will need constantly to go back and edit heavily.
5. Make sure that your writing is as simple as possible. Not every reader has a college degree. Most bestsellers are written at a 5th grade level.
6. Thesaurus and dictionary will become your best friends.
7. Want to improve your writing skills even further? Try writing copy for landing pages, sales brochures and product descriptions. It forces you to see a big picture and shrink it down to as less paragraphs as possible. Trim the fat until the message is perfect.
After time, your writing will eventually become good. Here you will need to make one more decision. Do you want to write for your audience or do you want your audience to read what you write? Either choice is fine. It’s all personal preference.