Writing was one of the most difficult things for me to do.
Whenever I was to write a letter, compose an email and similar things I would always draw blanks.
It would be very frustrating and I would avoid it for a very long time.
The reason writing was so difficult 8s because I had trouble expressing myself verbally.
The following 5 things helped me improve my writing a lot.
1. Read widely
One thing that sky rocketed my writing was reading more books.
Expose yourself to different styles of writing. This will help you find what you like.
For me I love clear writing. I also gravitate to authors who get straight to the point.
Anything that uses a lot of metaphors usually annoys me because some of the books I have read the authors leave you hanging.
But the point is the more you read and the wider you read, the more ways you find to express yourself through writing.
Staring a blog was the best decision I have made. It helped me practice in public.
It also helped build my confidence to try other forms of writing.
Another way to put it is practice writing down your thoughts.
Not just writing it down but sharing it to get feedback from others.
3. Have a structure
Nothing waste more time than trying out how to say what you want to say.
Learn how to structure your thoughts. Find something you like and stick with it.
One thing that helped me was following the structures that copywriters used to write advertisements.
These people know how to structure their thoughts in a logical format. Following these guys is a good way to learn how to structure your writing.
4. Don’t judge your ideas
One thing that increased my speed was trying all my ideas by faith. While writing just getting everything out of my head and onto the page.
If it works great if it doesn’t I learn from it and move on.
5. Practice everyday
Writers write. That’s what we do. If you don’t use it you’ll lose it.
Fund some time to write some thoughts down. Keep a journal, digital or physical.
The act of writing something down everyday, sharing it and having it edited by someone else helped me to improve the quality of my writing.
These are some of the things that helped to improve my writing.