3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing

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The primary goal of your blog is to communicate a message. In the arena of fashion, a message can consist of an outfit post, inspiration,or even a lengthy article on trends.

We’re a diverse community, us fashion people.

But how much impact does your message have if your readers aren’t reading it? A well-written sentence will give your readers incentive to go on to your next sentence, and so on. This is important for creating a unique dialogue and establishing your cred.

You also sound smarter, which is always a plus.

1. Write drunk & edit sober

Well, I guess you don’t really have to be drunk. Just sit down and write. Write everything that comes to your brain. Fill your first draft with as much emotion and pizzazz as you can. Then edit it later.

It’s a lot easier to edit out life from a sentence than it is to add it back in.

2. Use simple and concise sentences

Don’t embellish your writing with vocabulary that you wouldn’t normally use. It can make your voice awkward and a bit forced. Avoid rambling and off topic tangents as well.

Remember, storytelling is very different than rambling.

3. Break up your copy

Whenever I see a massive wall of text on a blog I want to run and hide. For people who skim through articles, like myself, the wall of doom is a daunting thing to read through.

Blow up that wall with sub headers and short paragraphs. You can even dedicate a single word to a line.

See?

In conclusion

When the writing on your blog is vivid, concise, and visually appealing, your readers will want to read it all.

Good luck!

 

Visit Ryan Casas at his blog lettersfromnewyork.com

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12 Responses

  1. Filipa

    Great post!
    I caught myself a few times when I didn’t know what to write, or wanted to say a lot of things but didn’t know how to express myself etc.
    These are great tips, will keep them in mind! Thanks!

    xx
    Filipa from http://ohmyfilipa.blogspot.com

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  2. ankita

    Great post! Would love to read more on this topic. Please do share your insight further on the same.
    Thanks!

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  3. Sarah-Louise

    I love this post! So concise, to the point and easy to digest! Also excellent tips, checked out Ryan’s blog, love it already! More Ryan please! 🙂

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  4. Alexandrea J. (@Ajwilson412)

    These are GREAT tips! 🙂 And I love that you said “write drunk, edit sober” not because I want to drink while I write BUT (lol) because it gives me permission to just throw out every word in my head at first and then worry about it later in the editing. It’s SO hard not to edit while you’re writing but it’s so freeing when you remember that you can do that. 🙂

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  5. Zoha Ahmed

    I’ve been having a bit of a trouble writing down posts but this post was more than just moving! Thankyou so much for this post:)

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  6. Emily Friday

    I am so guilty of the ‘write too much’ thing.. I can’t help it! I try to be short and concise in my sentences rather than just rambling, but it’s just so hard haha!

    I’ll keep practicing 🙂 thanks for this post.

    Emily x

    http://emiliciastyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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