You won't want to miss this article! I break down the ten major ways you can really level up and improve your writing in 2021 to produce even more engaging, interesting and compelling Kindle books.
1. Write More.
One of the best ways of improving your writing is to simply write a lot more. Writing is largely is a skill that comes with practice, so the more you practice, the better you will get. We encourage you to write about topics unrelated to the topic/genre of your book to really sharpen your skills and to use writing prompts often.
2. Read More.
As well as writing more, an often-overlooked way of getting better at writing is to read more, and to read from a variety of genres and types of material. The more you read, the better grasp you get of the written word and the better your writing will become. Don’t believe us? Ask any author you admire how much they read. We guarantee that it will be more than you were expecting.
3. Invest In A Mentor.
The right mentor can really supercharge your skills and take you to a new level by Imparting years of writing wisdom to improve your workflow, writing, and, crucially, stop you making the mistakes they made over their whole career.
Don’t rush into this though, spend the time to find a mentor you deem to be highly suitable, as often, the relationship you have with your mentor will be quite close, so you want to be working with someone who not only can really help you but also resonates with you.
4. Sign Up To An Online Writing Course.
Signing up to an online writing course is a brilliant way of improving your writing in 2020. There are tonnes of writing courses online all claiming to be the best and most comprehensive.
We recommend using sites like Udemy which contain dozens of comprehensive, detailed writing courses creating by professional authors and teachers that all have reviews, to help you find the one that is right for you.
5. Read Books About Improving Writing.
Another great way of improving your writing is to read prominent, well known books about writing skills and improving your writing.
Even in the age of the internet, we find that some of these books contain pearls of wisdom and practical tips that are rarely found online.
We highly recommend classics such as; 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think, Stephen King On Writing and Bird By Bird.
6. Ask The Experts Online.
Ask for tips from talented authors, poets and journalists online. You will be surprised at the nuggets of wisdom you will get from prominent writing professionals if you just ask. We find that a really good medium for this is Twitter as a lot of writers and journalists are very active on Twitter and frequently answer questions from fans and budding authors.
7. Ask For Feedback And Act On It.
An incredibly effective way of improving your writing is to ask for feedback on your writing from close friends and family, other authors, and, of course, previous customers. Most important of all is that you record this advice and really listen to it and let it sink in so that you can act upon it and use it to improve your writing.
8. Take A Break.
This one might sound counter-intuitive, but taking a break and recharging your batteries can actually work wonders for your writing.
Often authors get tired, burnt out and frustrated, and when they do, their writing understandably suffers.
Improving writing, in this case, can be as simple as just taking some time out to relax, re-energise and re-centre.
9. Take It Slowly.
Often, to get better at writing you just need to take things a little more slowly. Authors often get caught up in the idea that in order to be successful they need to be writing furiously and turning over dozens of pages a day. However, when doing this, the quality of the writing suffers most of the time.
So, to improve your writing, just write more slowly. You will find your writing becomes more accurate, clearer and more concise.
10. Inspire Yourself.
A great way of improving your writing is to do things that inspire you. Whether that is visiting a new country, going to an event or trying a new restaurant. This new experience will often spark new ideas in your writing and improve your writing more than you might expect.