There are various thoughts on what it means to be a good writer. Some might think that it would be all about having a creative mind while others might think it’s about punctuation and grammatical structure. If a company is paying someone for the number of articles, they may think a good writer would be someone who can produce articles fast.
In the end, it really comes down to the purpose for which the writer is writing and probably would be a combination of all of the above.
Here, we will lay out some general writing tips that will assist in showing you how to be good at writing.
- One of the first things you can do when you begin is create an outline and map out everything you want to say in your writing. It is good to choose which keywords you want to include and what messages you want to convey to your readers. These are things which you will include in both the title and the body of your writing.
- Always come back and check your work when you have finished. When finished, many writers go back and check their work more than once to make sure that it is grammatically sound and communicates the exact message they want their readers to receive. In addition, you will want to make sure that article flows correctly. For example, if you are selling a product, you will want to clearly outline what the problems are and then equally clearly lay down the solution to the problem which would be the product or service you are selling or a link to it.
- If you are writing an article that will be posted on a website, it’s a good idea to put the keywords in bold, underline or italics so the search engines can see that this is what the article is about.
- Remember that when you write, it’s ok to do research online for the subject, but you don’t ever want to steal content from others. That is plagiarism and is also a quick way for your content to be de-valued by search engines. If the text is “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog”, changing it to “The fast brown fox jumped over the lazy canine” is just lazy writing. It is said that if you read a paragraph and then rewrite it in your own words and concepts without referring back, that would now be original content.
Those are some quick writing tips which should help one improve their writing skills and hopefully show them how to be a good writer.