Read As Much As You Can

Anyone who wants to improve their writing needs to read a lot.

Becoming a writer requires reading examples of good prose, giving you something to aspire to and allowing you to become sensitive to the hundreds of things that go into a good sentence that couldn’t possibly be spelled out one by one.

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Readers understand and remember material far better when it is expressed in concrete language that allows them to form visual images. So trying to make the reader “see” is a good goal and being concrete has huge effects.

Don't increase the complexity of your vocabulary just to give the impression of intelligence. This actually makes you look stupid.

Treat the reader as an equal. If you’re trying to impress, at best you will make the reader feel dumb. And nobody likes to feel dumb.

Once you know something you assume others do too. It’s human nature. And that leads to bad writing.

'The curse of knowledge' refers to the inability that we all have in imagining what it’s like not to know something that we do know.

Tell the reader what your point is. And tell them early. People need a reference point so they can follow what you’re saying. Without it, they’re lost.

Suspense isn’t useful if people have no idea what you’re talking about and quit reading after the first paragraph.

Your words won't come out perfectly from the beginning. You have to spend time honing them.

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Study story structure and literary devices

Learning about story structure and the different models that dramatists and fiction writers rely on, like Freytag’s pyramid or the classic three-act structure, is valuable for any aspiring writer.

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  • A considerate writer will add a few words of explanation to common technical terms, such as Arabidopsis, a flowering mustard plant.
  • Readers will appreciate many examples when you explain an idea..
  • If you write a sentence that makes you pause and think about what it means, assume your readers might react the same way.
  • Before publishing your writing, take a few moments to ensure that what you write is clear and understandable.
  • Many authors start their search by asking friends and family.
  • It’s important that your beta readers approach your work with fresh eyes, with no previous knowledge about the story except a blurb
  • Joining a writing community to find people for beta reading

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