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How to Come Up With Your Own Writing Style


If you are just starting out as a writer, it could be a bit difficult to get started. One of the most difficult aspects of being a writer, is coming up with your own writing style. Remember that the greatest writers in history came up with their own writing styles, and their readers were able to recognize their work right away. Here are some great tips for coming up with your own writing style.

1. Read as much as possible

A key aspect of coming up with your own writing style, are the amount of reading you have done through the years. The more books, articles, and other written works you have read, the better. If you are going to read new content, it is important that you expand your reading lists as much as possible. Don’t restrain yourself to just one genre. You should strive to be as well-read as possible.

2. Be consistent with your style

If you are going to come up with your own writing style, it is important that you are consistent with it. Once you have chosen a writing style that you are comfortable with, you should make sure to practice it, and stay consistent with it. While you could try out other writing styles, you should be consistent with your chosen writing style, once you start showing off your work to the public. If your writing style changes every chapter, your readers may find your work inconsistent, and this may annoy them, and turn them off in the process.

3. Know who you are writing for

When you come up with a writing style, it is very important that you know who you are writing for. Remember that you will need to know your target market before you settle on a writing style. For example, your target market are young adults. As a rule, you should pattern your writing style according to their tastes, and the trends of the time. By knowing your target market, you will be able to make your writing as focused as possible.

4. Take cues from the greats

While you should never copy the writing styles of great writers, you should not be afraid to learn from the greats. Remember that there are many things that you could learn from the greats. Take the time to read the classics, and get writing cues from them. You should learn how they write their sentences, and how they utilize wordplay. By doing so, you will be able to incorporate their writing methods, and still be able to come up with a truly great writing style.

5. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself

As a newbie writer, you should remember that you are still allowed to make mistakes. This is a mentality that new writers often have. They expect themselves to have fully fledged writing styles, and not make mistakes in the process. If you are going to come up with a writing style of your own, you should give yourself a chance to experiment. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Be courageous, and try out various writing styles.

6. Take your time

Aside from giving yourself permission to make mistakes, it is also important that you take your time with the process. Remember that Rome was not built in a day. If you want to create a full-fledged writing style, you should not rush things. Let the muses talk to you, and develop your writing style to the best of your ability.


When it comes to starting a writing career, it is important that you come up with your very own writing style. Remember that the more unique your writing style, the more chances you will have of getting potential readers excited about your work. With these tips, you’ll be able to come up with your own writing style.

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