One of the most stunning abilities of the human mind is to absorb information and adapt to it. That’s why quality reading may improve your writing as well.
Make a “TOP-5” list of quality blogs, magazines, newsletters
To find the best content quickly, use Google:
- “TOP bloggers in /your niche/”
- “Best /your niche/ blogs”
- “Best blogs about /your niche/”
Learn phrases and expressions
Try to taste the language of experienced content marketers.
I’m sure you’ll notice that they use lots of phrases and expressions that make their writing creative and entertaining.
2. Use automated spelling tools
Automated tools can detect grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes, find overused words and cliches, and alert you if your sentences are too complex and hard to read (like this one).
Of course, you cannot fully rely on these tools. They are not human proofreaders, and you’ll have to double-check your writing yourself.
But they still can help you avoid many of the typical and most painful mistakes.
Here are my TOP-3 grammar apps:
- Grammarly – Detects typos, grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors; finds cliches and overused phrases; scans texts for bad wording. They also offer a human proofreader service for premium users.
- Ginger – Works in a similar way to Grammarly; it has fewer functions but detects more spelling mistakes.
- Hemingway – This app highlights long, complex sentences and common errors.
Challenge yourself to write at least a couple of pages every day.
This practice is called free writing.
It was described by Julia Cameron and Mark Levy. They encourage people to start every day with writing at least 3 pages. The topic doesn’t matter. According to them, this helps free the subconscious.