Very recently, I came across a post on Lifehack called 20 Ways to Become a Better Writer. It’s written by Krissy Brady who is a freelance and screenwriter. She provides some very practical advice for budding and experienced writers.
I know many of us who blog or write online dreamed of becoming a writer when we grew up. Well, most of us are actually grown now, so let’s get this things started!
While a few of Krissy’s tips seem to be geared strictly to freelancers, almost all of them apply whether you’re a blogger, podcaster, ebook seller or just about anything else.
Some of my personal favorites from the article include…
Pick Your Mentors and Study Them:
This comes under the headline of “Learn from the Best” in the article and it’s 100% crucial. The best way to learn about great writing is to study it, inside and out. According to Krissy:
Keep Track of Your Ideas:
Every writer has been stirred from their sleep with the latest and greatest idea. It happened to Jerry Seinfeld in the Heart Attack episode. Well, in that case, it wasn’t Jerry’s best idea, but you get the point. Today, technology makes it easy to keep our ideas organized and in one place, no matter where we are.
Banish Overzealous Self-Criticism:
The inner critic is the bane of so many writers, so give that critic a break. I love what Krissy said when she wrote:
Get All 20 Tips:
To get all 20 tips, go here. Study them, let them sink in and start becoming a better writer.