How to hone your writing skills?
A non-technical guide to hone your writing skills.
I never had a chance to technically hone my writing skills, cause most of my work was focused on Visual Design, Research, Development and Coding. It was never easy for me to write an essay, but I love to write even a simple poem or a simple quote whatever I have in mind.
One day I realized that life is short. Lol! So maybe I have to learn some more of my poetic side or story telling skills, I guess I proclaimed myself for that particular reason as a newborn writer. I always had this dream to write a book when I was a child. An inspirational book, maybe? Just to share my skills, experience or biography, I guess.
Luckily, there are tons of tools within the web that you can basically get an idea or learn from it to be a better writer. So today, I’ll share some of the tools I am using and lists of what I do to make it happen. We’ll break down each productivity-boosting tactic below, one by one and hopefully you’ll find it useful as I do.
Learn By Observing
Observe others how to write, how they build their own voice is one of the fundamentals to hone your skills. I guess it is proven in any kind of field just to mention a few of them; Digital Design, Software Development and even in a Basketball Match. Just imagine how hard to start with your own path, It is very essential at the same time beneficial to you when having a standard to follow. From that place eventually, you will find your own voice.
We are in the Digital Era, if you don’t actually learning the potential or using it’s advantage you probably stuck in a wilderness.
Some of the tools I used and maybe can be helpful to you as well are the following:
- Ginger Software — Grammar Checker: It’s a free software that built by Ginger Software a Software company. Ginger’s mission is to remove language barriers between people by enabling everyone to communicate better and faster. I found this very useful when editing and checking my grammar, but use it with consciousness and make sure to not just copy and paste better to read it as well.
- Read Tips and tricks for Medium writer: Medium is where I found myself sharing my knowledge or experience within my personal or professional works. So you can learn the platform by reading it’s Tips and tricks.
- Pixabay — Free HD Images: Personally, I read a lot even there is no images that can caught my attention. Because, I am after of how thoughts are formed or emotion through writing. But, I think 98% of readers are always baited by articles that has relevant imagery, better to have a free images repository for every post you have. But, if you like you can always make your own.
- Hemingway Editor: I struggle with writing and not great with words, but I am learning it everyday. This app help me to craft better sentence. So I strongly recommend it.
I love to read motivational stories. I always make sure that I read two or more stories everyday to keep me motivated. So, I can write something in the coming days.
Work hard and keep writing
Keeping your mind set to your goal Is one of the best practice for you. Have the motivation to write or create anything that’s come into your head. Just keep in mind that eventually, everything will come to i’ts right place when times come.
Be positive at all times
Know that you have potentials. Always challenge yourself, by that way you can conquer odds in every step of the way.
Passion is not just the answer. You must deliver results by tackling small or even large projects, always offer yourself new things. Know that you haven’t met your full potentials and there’s always a room for improvements. Stay hungry!
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