How I became a better writer

The key to becoming a better writer is to write. That is all.

I used to think that I was an above average writer but I was wrong. I quickly realized that only I understood what I was trying to convey when I added lengthy, articulate and eloquent words to long sentences such as this one.

I started to read books and successful bloggers’ posts daily. This practice improved my vocabulary, choice of words and the use of analogies in my writing.

Whenever I wrote a piece, I would read it out loud. Then, I would trim it. Friends would read and critique my piece. I would make adjustments. I would re-read the entire piece again and I trim it again. In the writing world, less is more.

What catapulted me to become a better writer was taking on a 30-day blog challenge. Some days, I have nothing to express but I force myself. Some days, it comes flowing freely. If I don’t push myself, I will have gained nothing.

If you want to become a better swimmer, swim. If you want to become a better driver, drive. If you want to become a better writer, write.

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