How To Become A Better Writer?

Read what you are writing

Read books that have won awards within your field of writing. Read books from authors who are highly regarded in your genre. This will give you an idea of what kinds of writing styles and topics are being recognized as the best in your field. Analyze their style, plot structure, and other elements to learn what makes their work successful.

Write daily, even if it's just one line

Writing even a single line each day gets your creative juices flowing and encourages you to come up with new ideas and perspectives. Daily writing boost yours confidence and makes you more comfortable with your writing abilities.

Read your text out loud

Reading your writing out loud helps you catch mistakes more easily. If something doesn't sound right, it's likely not written correctly. Additionally, reading aloud can help you to assess the flow of your text. Since the pacing of the written word is so different from the spoken word, it's important to hear your work to make sure it can be read easily. Finally, by reading aloud you get a better sense of the tone and overall impact of your writing. Understand the feelings your words create and make sure you are saying what you mean.

Ask your friends and family for feedback

Let them provide constructive feedback about areas that could use improvement. Ask for their opinion on organization, clarity, voice, and conciseness. Collect their questions and try to answer them in your text.

Use plain language

Use everyday words and phrases to communicate clearly and effectively. This means avoiding jargon and technical terms and using simple, short sentences instead of complicated ones. Avoid complicated sentence structures and use active voice instead of passive voice. By following these tips, you can become a better writer and make your writing easier to understand.
  • Use short, simple sentences
  • Use familiar words
  • Use active voice
  • Use concrete and specific language
  • Avoid jargon
  • Break up long paragraphs
  • Use lists and bullet points
  • Highlight key information
  • Show don't tell: avoid adverbs
  • Use our free text analyzer tool 😉

Use AI to improve your writing

Let AI improve your text:

Before you start using AI like Textbuddy's AI assistant, create a writing sample of your own. This sample can be used to compare and contrast your writing style and the output of the AI. Give the AI a command like "Rewrite this text in plain language:" followed by your text, to make best use of it.

Use AI for inspiration:

Generate ideas for your content by asking the AI questions. Use it to brainstorm topics, develop outlines, create text templates and snippets, and improve upon them.

Use AI as writing tool:

AI can be used to write entire pieces of content. But always remember that AI, by design, only returns average text that is not fact-checked; that's your job. It's just a dumb statistical tool. You are the writer.

Use writing tools

Writing tools are a great way to improve your writing, because every tool has its own emphasis. Find the tool that best fits your writing style and use it to assist you. Here are some tools that can help you improve your skills:
  • Grammarly: This grammar and spelling checker spots errors and suggests ways to improve your writing.
  • ProWritingAid: This tool identifies weaknesses in your text and provides suggestions on how to improve them. It also includes a plagiarism checker.
  • Textbuddy: Our plain language editing tool highlights complex sentences, eliminates unnecessary words and improves your writing clarity. The AI assistant helps you with your writing efficiency and writer's block.
Textbuddy Plain Language Text Analyzer

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