9 Pro Tips to Drastically Improve Your Writing Skills
How do you know if you’re a skilled writer? It’s no secret that writers often feel insecure about their work. In 1938, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck, wrote in his diary, “I am not a writer. I’ve been fooling myself and other people.”
A YouGov poll found one-third of Americans feel others think they are more capable than they actually are. This is associated with imposter syndrome — a feeling of insecurity about your own abilities and accomplishments.
Imposter syndrome impacted me early in my writing career. The pressure to produce high-quality work that lived up to client expectations caused me to doubt my skills.
But, here’s the thing — being a skilled writer is not about natural born talent. Creating clear and engaging sentences that easily transition the reader from point A to point B is a skill that any writer can master.
With that said, here are 9 tips from professional writers that will help you improve your writing skills and become a stronger writer.
Maximize your writing ability
Brilliant writers are not born with the innate ability to write. They continually practice, learn, and practice again to harness their talent. But unlike classic artists such as Ernest Hemingway and Emily Brontë, we now have artificial intelligence to help us learn.
From expanding your vocabulary to maintaining an active voice, follow these nine pro-writer tips to improve your writing skills in no time.
This article was co-written with Wordtune. Wordtune didn’t write the whole piece. Instead, it contributed ideas, suggested rephrasing alternatives, maintained consistency in tone, and of course - made the process much more fun for the writer.