Thursday, August 21, 2008

Create Your Own Style of Writing

Some people are natural-born writers. They hold a pen up to paper and words start flowing. On the other hand, there are people who struggle to write a few paragraphs. Having a unique writing style will help set your writing apart from others, even if you fall into the group of people that finds writing difficult. Here are some ways to develop your writing style.

The best writers have a love of words, and they are avid readers. Believe it or not, reading is a great way to develop your writing style. The types of things you enjoy reading are probably things you would enjoy writing.

Reading is like research for a writer. When you read other authors and determine what you like and don’t like you will learn what type of writer you are and what your style is. If the author’s words don’t jump out at you his writing probably doesn’t follow your style. You are most likely to enjoy authors that follow a style similar to your own.

What are your writing strengths? Some people are great at writing news-oriented stories, while some people prefer to write reviews and opinion pieces. If you like to teach people things, your writing strength could be how-to articles.

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