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008 Your writing skills

If you’re new to writing, it may seem like a gigantic task to you even when it is not. You can learn writing with dedicated practice and with honest passion. Well, that’s for sure, anything you want to learn, you can learn it with practice and emphasis.

With that said, you can learn writing in the same way you learn speaking. In this piece of writing, our point of concern is, “How can you improve your written communication?” So, the word “improve” here emphasizes that you already know the basics of written communication. Now all you need is a little push to improve. So, here’s how you can do so.

Improving Your Written Communication: First of all, let’s focus on the main points that need to improve. Those points are (a) Clarity of your writing (b) Writing engaging content (c) Writing simple (d) Making your written content actionable. I have penned down a few important tips to improve the above points in your writing down below.

Write, Write, Write: Improvement in your written communication is only possible if you write. It’s the key. Write, write, and write. Write as much as you can. And with time, you’ll see a noticeable change in your written content.

People may tell you that you need to work on your style, structure, or vocabulary. But it would be best if you worked on your consistency. Well, they’re not wrong. Besides, the key to all this is in writing, writing every day.

Keep A Journal: People might think that keeping a journal or writing a diary is just a mere hobby. But it is something very healthy and better for your written communication. Writing in a journal exposes you to writing every day. And step after step, your writing style will improve, you’ll see more clarity in your writing. Then, when you eventually
look back, and you’ll see you have come so far.

Think In The Language You Want To Master: How do you learn to speak a specific language? You communicate with people in that language and think in that language. In the same way, think in the language you want to improve your writing in. For instance, if it’s English, think in English. Also, surround yourself with more written English content. Interact more with the written English contact, and it will not look like something strange to you.

Take Constructive Criticism: After writing (a) Judge your written piece firstly by yourself (b) Read it again and again (c) Read it aloud (d) Check if there’s fluency or not (e) Edit, edit and edit until you find it engaging and easy to read (f) Try to solve the particular issue you’re writing about After that, ask your friend to review it for you. Or else, ask someone who is an expert in a particular language. Listen carefully to the criticism and build yourself from it. Sometimes, your reader can see the things you can’t see. For instance, if your friend is saying something is missing. Then, maybe you’re missing one of the solution points. Or if people say they find your writing difficult to read, work on making it easy. Take criticism constructively, and you’re good to go.

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