There are actually no big secret on how to be a better content writer. Basically, you need to have the knowledge of what you’re about to write and just write it down. No one is good at the beginning but if you keep writing, you will see some improvement everyday.
Here are 7 tips on how to become a better content writer.
1. Read a lot
Get your books or read the articles on the internet. Learn new words and new things everyday. Let it become your daily routine.
2. Write a lot
Beside reading, you should establish a writing routine too. Try to focus on one topic at a time.
3. Establish your writing style
Read, find and imitate the style that you like. It’s easier to grow your style from there. However, never ever plagiarize!
4. Do your research
Before starting to write, do your research. There are always some things to enrich your content.
5. Create outline
Some people can go with the flow but others would likely get stuck after a few words. Try to create a comprehensive framework. Outline what you want to present and build up your words from there.
6. Reread, reedit, repeat
Read everything after you finish writing. Mark down the words or sentences that are inapropriate or unnecessary. Edit them. Repeat the process.
7. Seek opinion
It’s always good to get a second or third eyes. They can be your friends, colleagues or even better, from an actual editor. Their feedbacks can add value to your article. But remember to not take them personally, whether it is a suggestion or criticism.
Try adding the above tips and make them your habits. You will see improvement shortly. Remember, there is no perfect piece of writing. You just need to get better everyday. Got more tips to share? Let us know in the comment below.
Wahidin Wong is a digital marketer at Adkomu.com and an editor at Tobeeko.com. He is also a jazz and bossa lover.