FIVE WRITING STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU WRITE THE PERFECT PIECE

FIVE WRITING STRATEGIES TO START USING NOW

Writing good quality content can be tough, especially when you don’t know where to start. Luckily, we have a list of writing strategies under our sleeves that can help you take the first step to prepare your next masterpiece. Here’s everything you need to know.

OUTLINE

The first thing many people think of when brainstorming writing strategies, as well as what is taught in every writing course, is the outline. If you are not familiar with it, an outline is a list designed to show hierarchical relationships and structure your writing. You can use your outline to break down a main subject or topic into smaller sub-categories.

TARGET YOUR AUDIENCE

Much of a great writer’s work is done before pen hits paper, or fingers hit keys. If you want to write an effective and influential piece, you must know your audience. Your audience is the group of people you expect your piece to be read by. If you do not tailor your writing to your audience, they will not feel connected to it. That lack of connection is what causes many readers to abandon or not enjoy a piece of writing.

START YOUR PIECE WITH A STRONG SENSE OF DIRECTION

The first few sentences are the perfect opportunity to engage your audience and interest them in what you have to say. If you already know what points you are going to bring up, a strong lead-in in the introductory paragraph can prepare the audience for what is to come. You do not want to bore the audience with a dull lead-in that may make them want to stop reading.

BE CONCISE

If you want to write effectively, the shorter the better. Short, easy to read, and compact sentences have more power than long ones. Always think of the audience when writing and acknowledge that they want to get to the information quickly. Compact sentences that go straight to the point get them that information promptly.

READ

If you want to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. Whether you are an avid reader or only read when it is necessary, read more. The more you read, the more examples of good writing and techniques you are exposed to. Not to mention, it will also help you brush up on your vocabulary, punctuation, and grammar.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

While writing can seem like a difficult and time-consuming task, utilizing effective writing strategies can help you take on that challenge. Whether you are an experienced writer or beginner, practicing these strategies consistently can help make your writing powerful.

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Anna Colibri

Anna Colibri

I work to make the web a more beautiful, accessible, and functional place. I use dreams as a form of planning. And I play because it’s fun.