What It Takes To Be a Great Writer-Guest Blog by Lucy Adams

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What It Takes To Be a Great Writer-Guest Blog by Lucy Adams

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 What It Takes To Be a Great Writer-

 The journey to becoming a great writer is long and tough. It requires patience, hard work, and persistence. With so many accomplished writers in the world, it is almost impossible to leave a mark with ordinary skills. You must be willing to put in the required effort to be among the best-selling authors in the world. Here are some of the prerequisites of becoming a great writer.

 

 Good grammar and composition skills

 The importance of writing every piece in perfect grammar cannot be overemphasized. Many people use an informal language to communicate, which tempts many writers to write in the same manner. Many readers will not go past a grammatical error or an awkward expression. You must improve your grammar skills continually as a writer.

 Here are some tips on how to improve your grammar skills:

·        Learn grammar basics including parts of speech, punctuation, points of view, and word order among others

·        Read different types of materials including books, magazines, blogs, and classic literature

·        Listen to great speeches

·        Do not rely on programs to check for grammar mistakes in your work

·        Play grammar or word games

·        Take grammar quizzes regularly

 The fact that you want to become a better writer is an indication that you have so many ideas that you want to share with the world. Excellent compositions skills enable you to organize and share your ideas in an impressive, engaging, and clear way. Your story, whether factual or fiction, must have an introduction, a middle, and an ending.

 Continuous writing

 You become a better writer through practice. Set aside some hours every day to write. If you are just starting off, write about your areas of interest, hobbies, or observations of your immediate environment. If you have a great interest in writing, composing new pieces every day should be easy.

 Read your stories before sharing them with the world. Go back to your original work and compare it with your current work to see if you are making any progress. Writing on a daily basis requires proper time management and discipline. Follow your writing schedule and eliminate all distractions in your environment.

 

 Extensive reading

 Reading and writing go together. Reading widely exposes you to different styles of writing. Identify the best authors in your favorite genre and read their resources.  Start with simple and interesting compositions to cultivate your reading habit.

Reading fills your mind with fresh ideas every day. Every piece leaves with knowledge gaps that you can fill. The accuracy and relevance of your work depend on the extent of your research. Provide your readers will all the information they need on a certain topic by conducting thorough research.

Engaging your audience

 One of the traits of a great writer is the ability to keep the audience engaged and captivated from the beginning to the end. You must engage your audience in your work such that they look forward to your next piece. Let your ideas flow naturally and use examples are familiar to your target audience. Think about topics that interest your audience and present ideas on those topics in an interesting manner.

Understanding your audience helps you choose the appropriate writing style. For instance, you must use simple terms and repetition when writing stories for young children. A formal language is required when writing academic papers. Learn to write different pieces for different audiences such that you have something to write about every day.

 Ability to handle criticism

 You cannot grow if you are afraid of criticism. Ask your family and friends to read your work and give their honest feedback. Note every comment and act on it. You can also request a teacher or an accomplished writer to rate your work.

One way of evaluating your writing skills is to start a blog and ask readers to comment on each post. Use negative comments as opportunities to learn and grow. Remember that you cannot impress all readers with your style of writing and ideologies.

 Becoming an outstanding author takes a lot of time, effort, and patience. However, you get closer to your goal with every piece that you write. Reading widely, acting on feedback, writing continually, and connecting with the audience are some of the basic requirements of becoming a good writer. You cannot be great if you do not take the first step. Start sharing your thoughts and ideas toda

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