Good writers are great readers. There, in the books, newspapers & magazines, lies an endless source of new words, intricate sentence structures, delicious word-plays, captivating metaphors, witty phrases, and so much more.
Besides books, check these tips that help you write more gracefully and build an impressive vocabulary.
Tip No 1
I do love the Saurus - a wonderful tool to fetch a synonym that’ll liven up your speech or writing.
Extra: The Merriam-Webster online dictionary has a subscription. After opting in, you'll daily receive a new word with an explanation. It's a great way to learn new words.
Tip No 2
Read a lot. And while doing so, make notes in mind or on paper of phrases, words, structures, use of tenses, sayings - anything that catches your eye.
I go a step further and write them all down in a notebook. So, when I have writer’s block, I flip through my notes to ignite my creative writing.
Tip No 3
Practice. The more you write, the better you become. At first, the whole process may seem horrible, stale, and utterly nerve-wracking. But writing is a muscle; the more you train it, the easier it goes.
Tip No 4
Use Grammarly. I've said it many times, but I won't get tired of repeating it - this writing app is amazing. Not only does it correct your punctuation and spelling, but it also suggests synonyms and better sentence structure. You can download it for free.
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