"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tips to Becoming a Better Writer-From a Terrible One

BY: Bea Maiz

Just like any other art or skill, writing requires a lot of time and practice. It may sound simple in theory: the act of putting words together, but in actuality, it’s not.

You have to carefully use words to create and deliver your message, and communicate your thoughts in a coherent manner, so readers can easily understand what you are trying to explain or share.

If you’re starting your own blog but have zero writing skills, there are two important things you can do:

Read a lot

According to the brilliant Stephen King, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

Allow yourself to be bad at it first

If you want to improve or be better at something, you have to be aware of what needs improvement. In this case, your writing skills.
                    Or in the sage words of Dr. Phil: "You can't fix what you don't
acknowledge first." 

The more you can determine what your mistakes are, the more you can avoid them, or skillfully address and correct them. As always, practice makes perfect.

Whether your goal is to start a blog, finish a novel, or take your writing to the next level, today's infographic outlines steps to becoming a better writer, as provided by Tom Ayling, a self-confessed terrible writer. 

the infographic was made with Visme.
Any of these tips resonate with you?


  1. In an interview with Mike Myers I once heard him talk about - Consious Incompetence - That looks to me as a great starting point and somewhat in alignment with the words of Dr. Phill.

  2. Hi there,
    Welcome back, H.P., thanks so much for taking the time to share. Appreciate your input.