3 Exercises to Improve Your Writing Skills

3 ways to improve writing skills

If you want to get better at something, regular practice is the key. If you’re looking to make more free throws during a game of basketball or adding more pirouettes to your dance routine, or write an interesting piece of fiction, the only way to improve is to put into effect daily exercises that target the skills you want to improve.

We at PRC Book Printing Service, a leader in book printing overseas. We believe that creative expression is like any of these other skills — if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!

Consider incorporating one of these quick writing exercises into your daily routine. This will improve your power on paper — they only take about 10 minutes, which means you can complete all three in as little as a half an hour.

  • Freewriting

    One trap that many writers fall into is believing that they need to have their story planned out before they begin writing. This can cause writers to hesitate, and find themselves caught in a loop of perfectionism that leads to an empty notebook.

Freewriting exercises engage the creative side of the brain by encouraging writers to warm up their skills by writing about anything you can think of. The catch? Once you start, you cannot stop for 10 minutes. Whether you are recalling a memory from high school in detail or writing a nonsensical story about talking sheep, freewriting provides a no-pressure way to rev up your creative engine.

  • Expand your skills through editing

    Editing is a great way to improve your writing skills and to learn about the styles of other writers simultaneously. Take a look through your social media accounts, and find a blog post or article about a topic that you’re interested in. Improve another writer’s work by adding your own touch, and take what you’ve learned from his or her writing to apply to your own. You never know where you’ll find inspiration!

  • Targeted visualization

    Targeted visualization is meant to help improve your ability to describe details that readers need to picture what’s going on in your head properly. Look around and chose something that aesthetically strikes you. Whether it’s a vase of flowers, your cell phone, or another person in a coffee shop, take 10 minutes to describe what you are looking at as graphically as possible. Be sure to include the look, smell, feel, and taste of what you’re visualizing if relevant, and try to use a breadth of adjectives to paint a clear picture.

If you’re a writer, who has already honed your craft, finding the right market for your work starts with expanding your audience. Browse our website to learn more about whether or not self-publishing and quality book printing from China is the next right step to get your work the attention that it deserves.

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