11 Ways to Write Better | The Minimalists - Deepstash
Why you need to improve your writing skills?

We are all writers now. Whether you write books, blog posts, emails, Instagram captions, or text messages, you are a writer.

No matter your preferred medium, here ar...

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Before hitting the send button, review your text: spelling, content, punctuation.

Ask yourself: What am I attempting to communicate ? What am I attempting to express ?

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Expand your vocabulary to make your writing more precise.

There’s no need to use a ten-dollar word when a ten-cent word will suffice, but having more tools in your toolbox w...

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If you want to improve your writing, write every day. Writing is a muscle: if you don’t use it, you lose it.

The best way to guarantee consistent writing is to start a blog.

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To add variety, velocity, and cadence to your writing, play around with different punctuation: periods, commas, em dashes, colons, semicolons.

Short, succinct sentences comm...

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Blogs, books, and social media posts are littered with unnecessary intros, solipsistic digressions, and avoidable drivel. Ditch the nonsense and state your points.

When in d...

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Our time and our attention are two of our most precious resources. It is selfish to force a reader to spend fifteen minutes reading something you could’ve—and should’ve—communicated in 90 seconds. ...

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For every hour you spend writing, spend three hours editing, shaping your work into something more concise, more powerful—more beautiful.

Writing truly is rewriting.

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Every sentence must serve a purpose: Your first sentence must make the reader want to read the second. The second sentence must propel the reader to the third. So forth and so on until the...

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A sure sign of amateur writing is the overuse of adverbs, especially -ly adverbs. For example, a woman in a story isn’t incredibly pretty—she’s beautiful; the sky isn’t very blue—...

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Learn the rules so you can break them successfully.

There are some books to help them understand the guidelines of good writing such as:

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No matter your level of competency, there’s always room for improvement.

For daily tips and writing-related articles, you can follow several channels, blogs or newsletters.

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