How To Improve Your Writing Skills

Whether you’re a blogger, student, or aspiring author, learning to improve your writing is a skill that can be used for years to come. With a little practice, research, and creative choice, you’ll be on the right track. Dana Fox shares great tips for becoming a better writer:

  • Grammarly.com can help when you’re in a bind
  • Practice, Practice! Short stories, journals, anything to help you write more. Writing prompts may be a key.
  • Read a variety of different styles
  • Swap Words – Be creative. Use the thesaurus if you must. (Did you know Shift + F7 on the keyboard is a shortcut in Word for the Thesaurus?)
  • Outline! Filling in is easier than staring at a blank page.
  • Edit, review, and then edit some more

Read more details on each point at  How To Improve Your Writing Skills

 

 

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About Springfield Writers' Guild

Springfield Writers' Guild was formed in 1943 to encourage new writers and hone the skills of the writing craft. The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month (except for December) at McAlister's Deli, 1711 W. Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors are welcome.
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