How Anyone Can Improve Their Writing In Just 48 Hours
Your writing style is important – particularly if you use it for your blog. It’s how you engage your audience and communicate information that you want to convey to them.
There are many different ways of writing. The most common on blogs is usually expository writing. This style is one in which you explain something or try to communicate concepts to your readership.
Your blog might also contain persuasive writing. Here, you’re trying to convince the people reading your blog that your opinion is correct (and other people’s aren’t).
Then there’s narrative writing. Usually, you wouldn’t have this on a blog. It’s more common in works of fiction or screenplays.
Lastly, there’s descriptive writing. Here the goal is to use sensory or figurative language to draw people in and get them interested using poetic terms.
In this post, we take a look at some of the tips for improving your writing style that you can implement in the next 48 hours (instead of going on a long-term writing course). Check them out below.
Keep Your Paragraphs Short
Have you noticed that major news outlets always publish stories with short paragraphs of a sentence or two?
They do this deliberately. They know that if they simply produce a block of text, people won’t get to the end.
Instead, they chop everything up, allowing readers to digest a sentence at a time. They create more white space around the words, making audiences feel less confined.
Use The Active Voice
If you use premium grammar-assistance software, you’ll notice that it continually implores you to use the active voice. But what the heck is that?
In the active voice, the subject of the sentence is doing something. By contrast, in the passive voice, something is being done to the subject.
So, for instance, Susie might be going to get a massage in the active voice. In the passive voice, a massage is being given to Susie.
Most writers agree that the active voice is more interesting, though both are grammatically correct. This fashion may change in the future, but for now, the active voice is the preferred style.
Keep The Tone Conversational
The way teachers get you to write in school is not the same as how you should write on your blog. You don’t want all your posts to sound like dense essays. You want them to be natural, conversational and get your point across.
Practice writing how you speak. Just let it flow. Remember, you can always go back and edit later if you make the odd mistake here and there.
Keep Sentences Short
When writing, aim to keep your sentences as short as possible. It turns out that short sentences are generally more powerful than longer ones. It should be an artificial or robotic approach. Instead, the aim is for each sentence to contain a single idea. If you can master this art, your readers will appreciate you for it.
So, there you have it: some of the ways you can improve your writing in just 48 hours.