Writing is like any skill or muscle and requires repeated practice to get better. Here are several activities that you can do to become better at writing:
- Write something every day. This can include blog posts, journal entries, or creative writing. At a minimum, you should spend at least 15 minutes writing something each day.
- Read something every day. Read acclaimed books and articles by skilled writers and bloggers so that you can learn what good writing looks like. Reading works by amateur writers can also give you a sense of dos and don’ts.
- Once you have something written down, go back and read it aloud to see how it flows. You can also look to your peers for feedback on work you’re okay with sharing.
- Take a writing course from a skilled instructor. Keep in mind that you can learn most of the skills taught in writing courses on your own with the help of free online resources.
- Utilize writing software such as Grammarly which can help you see common grammatical mistakes and improve your sentence structure. However, you shouldn’t rely too much on software as it doesn’t always get things right.