Follow these simple steps to take your writing to the next level.
1.Plan Your Writing- It is important to outline your work before you write because it provides structure and flow to your content. I have read numerous articles with incredible facts and details but terrible organization. It’s a shame to see hard work thrown away by poor execution. Write out what you want to say in your article by making groups of relevant ideas and details.
2.Say What You Mean- Modern authors like to use complicated words in their writing to make it seem professional but simplicity is key. Even when authors use a fancy word correctly, it usually doesn’t flow with the rest of their writing. Your writing is for the reader and the last thing you want is to put off your reader with boring, technical language. It is better to have a clear essay with simplistic vocabulary than a overcomplicated one. If you can follow this step correctly, you are already better than 90% of the writers out on the net.
3.Omit Needless Words - Many of us find words that are relevant to what we are writing but are not needed to complete a sentence. Whenever you include useless words in your writing, it automatically makes your content seem less efficient. The reader will quickly pick this up and possibly move on to another article. Eliminate the fluff!
4.Explore Your Competition- There is no shame in searching up content related to the ones you are writing. After all, you want your article to achieve a good volume of traffic. Make sure that your article stands out more than the others. There is no point in publishing an article with the exact same facts that other resources already have. Don’t waste the readers time. Is your writing providing a valuable service to others?
5.Check Your Work- One of the most basic things that writers should always do yet many of us fail to do it anyway. Proofread. About 50% of the articles I read online have careless mistakes that writers should never make. Whenever you publish an article with readable errors, your content automatically seems unreliable. The reader will almost feel annoyed that the article they are reading was published by someone to lazy to check their work. Spend that extra 10-20 minutes proofreading.
It is important that you take the time to enrich the quality of your work. Modern authors like to go straight into writing instead of taking the time to plan and carefully look over their work. Don’t waste your time mass producing heaps of useless paragraphs; it’s better to write one quality paragraph.
*Hint: Always have someone else look over your writing before publishing it. Happy Writing!