A tip to becoming a better writer

I was browsing my feeds in Google Reader when I saw this compelling title in Copy Blogger feeds summary. The title said “10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer” I clicked on it expecting some well organized bulleted list of writing advice, but what came up made me chuckle. The advice only consists of one point, which is ‘write‘ Of course we all know it is practice that makes man perfect, but it was a good humorous reminder that we shouldn’t be slacking when we are supposed to be writing.

Without more ado here is the link 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

Though, I’d disagree on point 5 which says ‘write when you don’t want to’. Well, this is kind of harsh with yourself don’t you think? There are times when we don’t want to do even the most interesting and important thing in our life, and if we force ourselves to do it we end up making a mess of it. So we’d be better off doing something else rather than obsessing about writing.

One good suggestion would be that we should be reading when we don’t feel like writing. Reading is equally important, because we get ideas for our own writing from reading others writing. And there is a good chance that when we finish reading our fingers will be itching to type!

While you are at it, don’t miss the post I wrote earlier on becoming a better reader.

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