I want to give you 5 tips for writer’s work which is useful for me in my work. How to write any text better than you used to? How to help yourself in being a self-critic? I’ve found out these rules from ads, social media content, poems writing and a little of fiction writing experience.
First of all, never be lazy to rewrite text
It’s a main enemy of good writer’s work, in my view. Like Johannes Brahms once said that it’s not much hard to compose, but it’s hard to cross the extra notes out. Therefore feel free to delete extra words, phrases, whole sentences, paragraphs if they aren’t make sense. Or not enough sense according to your purposes. If some parts of the text turned out not impressive, tedious and boring just cut it out! Afterwards rewrite that part when you feel the inspiration or at least after cup or coffee or tea.
My second advice: sleep on your writings
Don’t publish or send to your client materials at the same day you’ve written them. You better sleep on it. It might be astonishing for you how different you’ll find your text the following morning!
The third thing: write your every word like it’s your last
Your work becomes ten times more impressive if you’ll keep this idea in your head. Choose only the brightest comparison, adjectives and metaphors. Don’t be lazy to look for them! Make your imagination and memory work on 100%. Be guided by the idea that it’s your very last chance to impress your readers.
The fourth tip: сhoose up your perfect imaginary reader
It has to be a person who has a real power on you. Even though your writing isn’t for that recipient! For instance, someone may be more self-critical writing fiction imagine that some famous person will read it. Just try to write a love letter like your chief editor will criticize it… It’s not an ordinary task, is it? This game can lead you to reaching new horizons of creative and critical view.
My last advice: follow the structure and the grammar rules
… in most cases. But follow your desire to break the rule if it helps for better showing your vision. English is my second language and I’m trying hard to sound more natural for those who read me. I’m making mistakes time to time, but it’s the better way to practice language and repeat the rules by combining it with your writing checks. I love it! Sometimes it turns out that my mistake not even a mistake but an unusual way to say something and it sounds fresh and memorable!
The text structure rules depends on the type of writing. It’s similar for writings in most languages. Before you start your writing learn more about your type of text structure. If your work is more than 300 symbols be careful with following the plan. I’m going to write more about structures and composition in my future articles. And also add more tips for writer’s work.
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