Strong writing skills in English come from practice and determination. No one is born an excellent writer. Anyone can be a good writer if they are determined enough.
Everyone has a different reason why they need to improve their writing. Some may need it for their research papers, while some might want to start a blog and doesn’t want to embarrass themselves. We may have different reasons but we certainly want the same thing, to improve our English writing skills. So, here are some things to help you out:
1. Put all your writings in one journal or notebook
Buy a notebook or journal or start an electronic journal. By keeping your writing all in the same place, you will be able to see how much you are improving and keep it organized.
The importance of writing daily is that you start to create a new habit. Writing every day in English will soon become natural and something you look forward to. You will not see a significant improvement if you are not dedicated to becoming a better writer in English.
3. Choose a topic and start writing about it
Don’t get stuck on figuring out what to write about. You can write about anything.
4. Start revising
Draft means a preliminary version of piece of writing. Sometimes, your best writing becomes better after you take a break and work on a second or third draft. When you revise your work you are often able to get your message across more clearly.
5. Think outside the box
Don’t write about the same thing every day or you will get bored. Try writing the same story from different perspectives or different tenses. Don’t write about topics in the obvious way. Be creative!
6. Second opinion
Have a friend that knows English correct or edit your work. Having another person read your work helps generate more ideas to better your writing. Often having another set of eyes look at your writing helps find mistakes that you have overlooked.
7. Find a place where you feel comfortable to write
You should try writing in different places or at different times of the day. Experiment in finding the right environment for you to write.