7 steps to improving your writing

From simply increasing your consumption of other authors’ works to fine-tuning your editing process, these tips can help you hone your craft.

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Your writing skills aren’t going to improve by magic.

There is no supernatural power or mystical incantation that will make you a better writer. If there’s no quick and easy wizardry available, how can you develop your writing skills?

Here is a list of things you can add to your creative routine. With no eye of newt needed, you will create not a magic potion, but instead a solid recipe for improvement.

1. One course per year

You should take writing classes regularly to brush up on general writing skills or to learn more about a particular technique. No matter how long you have been an author, associating with others who share your passion can inspire you. Hearing comments about your work will boost your confidence in your strong points and alert you to opportunities to strengthen your creative voice.

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