This is How to Be a Better Writer

Writing requires rigorous work ethic to become skilled in it. Many writers have limited skills. Here are some tips to follow to become better.

Have a Daily Routine

With a daily routine, you hit the ground running. You do not need to think of what's next, saving you time. Start by compounding the time for daily essentials: hygiene, eating, sleep, and transportation.

Continue Perfecting Your Grammar and Punctuation

A writer's grammar and punctuation is sometimes imperfect. Therefore, placed in certain ways, they may be misperceived. Despite the vast English grammar and punctuation, they are masterable. Although, to master them takes time. The best of all learning methods is sectioning a topic, learning each section separately until each seeps from under your nails, summarizing the topic, revising it in the sections, practicing the knowledge gained, resting - because sleep makes information long-term memory -, revising again, and practicing again. As aforementioned, you may return to step one. Even so, your focus is getting the information permanently into your head, not counting the days it takes.Perfecting your punctuation and grammar will take time, but do not complain. Instead, begin learning and revising now to know all of English grammar and punctuation.

Study Classics

You, a writer, cannot read only for pleasure. You must study your books as you try becoming a better writer. Although you may adore modern-day romance novels, studying them will not teach you much. Instead, study classics, whose authors are amongst history's greatest writers. Books, plays, poems, songs, philosophies, guides and such. Of the greatest are Shakespeare, John Milton, Dante, Homer, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Virgil, and Ovid. Others are Charles Dickens, Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kid, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Keats, John Donne, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, James Joyce, Henrik Ibsen, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Moliere, Cicero, and so on.Questions to ask: What are the problems? How are they resolved? What emotions surface? What are the themes? Do the plots have cracks, holes, or chasms? Are characterizations accurate? Are the characterizations even believable? Is the language archaic, modern or singular? What are the common and odd sentence structures? Which words frequent the text the most? Is it interesting to read? What is at least one thing you can learn from it?

Learn New Words

Every day, enlarge your vocabulary. It takes a few days to have new words become part of your long-term memory.

Write in Silence

Silence increases creativity, creates new brain cells, relieves stress, and so on. Writing in silence seems to have many benefits.Writers are not born, they are made. Use these tips to better your writing process.