I think it helps to read quality literature, not necessary just books on how to write. you become more acquainted with various sentence structures/phrases/techniques/vocab/etc. I haven’t read a book ‘for fun’ in years though..posted over 5 years ago
Even though I have always taken interest in reading well-written novels, I’m not confident with my writing skills either; mainly with both style and structure. Sometimes I have my boyfriend point out glitches from my writing, and I would do my best to fix them.
I pretty much use my blog to practice and spew my artful words. I must admit, most of the time, I end up leaving structure out from my personal blog. I guess it might help if you meet up with professor from a writing department or attend to a writing workshop. I end up not doing so because I’m still trying to void my shyness. XD Don’t be like me.posted over 5 years ago
Keep on writing. The more you do it the more it will improve. I love writing and I’ve done it soo much that on essays and graded papers I just 1.write the paper 2. read it over. 3. spell check 4. turn it in. Usually my first draft is the one I turn in. Just practice, one you get a hang of your writing style the easier your writing seems to flowposted over 5 years ago
I can definitely relate to you! I feel the same way because I’m really not confident in my writing skills and I feel more comfortable keeping things short and showing more photos. But I want to get better at writing and write longer posts. I found that people are interested in reading posts but at the same time appreciate smaller paragraphs for easy reading. What helps me is getting a friend or family member to read over and edit my post. I get my sister to edit it over email. And I also think reading other blogs is helpful. Another thing is that people are receptive to conversational/casual writing. Just be you! It’s not like our blogs our really professional…right? lol.
Hope this helps!
sherri from SHERRIAMOURposted over 5 years ago
I had an English professor you would have loved. He felt as if the best writing wasn’t always grammatically correct but came from the heart. I mean, yea he taught us how to use and improve writing skills and all…it just wasn’t a life or death thing.posted over 5 years ago
When I’m stuck, I usually just start writing like it’s my diary (with out the too in-depth details). I feel as if, when writing, if it comes from the heart, and flows it’s better for someone to read. And one trick that I use for myself; try to flow into different topics as best as you can. Things such as: however, therefor, also, including, on the other hand, etc, are great for keeping the ideas going!
And my blog is: http://alittleburdtoldme.blogspot.com/ (feel free to check it out!)
I hope this helps you!
I REALLY want to write for chictopia. I think I have alot of potential, and it’s great practice for me because I want to work at Teen Vogue. Any pointers or tips?posted over 5 years ago
I wish I was confident in my writing, but my writing skills have always been pretty basic? I mean, I can write sentences, but then fancy literature not so much. I have kept a journal since high school, and this helped me practice looking for words or phrases to express myself. I have been writing more often now: forums, blog, emails… Someone also once told me to keep writing and start reading magazines or anything that may be interesting. Best of luck to all with writing! :Dposted about 5 years ago