You cannot perfect writing in weeks or months. But with these 5 power hacks you can immensely improve your writing within days. Practice these power hacks daily when you write and see the results for yourself.
No one is born a perfect writer.
All the writers will agree with me when I say that they became successful after years of practice and consistent hard work. Even great writers have faced a time where they could not write a single word for days.
Everyone wants to improve their writing, right? So, here are 5 power hacks that are tested and used by many writers to improve their writing.
These power hacks for writing may look simple, but they have the magic to improve your writing and make you a better writer.
Let’s get started with the power hacks, shall we?
Write using simple words
You may have literary knowledge and know a lot of complex words. But your readers may not understand when you use them in your writing.
I don’t understand half the words from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Think of your audience as school-going kids and write in a way that they will understand. This way you will stay away from those complicated words and your writing will be simple.
- Write simple words.
- Don’t write lengthy sentences.
- Break long paragraphs into shorter ones.
Write in Active Voice
I am sure this is one of those power hacks that many have told you about.
Active voice makes your sentences shorter. Hence, using active voice will indirectly help you with power hack #1, i.e., Write using simple words.
When you write in active voice, your sentences become informal and conversational. When we speak, we always speak in active voice and rarely use passive voice. Similarly, in writing also, active voice is way better than passive voice. Your readers can connect with your writing this way.
- Active voice creates urgency. Use this to improve your pace of writing.
- Create an emotional impact and write in active voice.
Make your headlines attractive
Did you read the title of this post first?
I am sure you did.
Just like you, the headline is the first that thing that any readers will take notice.
That is why you need to make your headline eye-catching. If your headline is not catchy enough, your readers may not read your post even if your content is good. Your writing will be of no use, if your headline is not good enough.
Invest proper time to write your headline so that the rest of your writing does not go to waste.
- Use power words in your headline.
- Include numbers to catch attention.
- Give your readers the solution they are looking for.
Learn more about how to write a great headline.
Create an outline before writing
This is one of the power hacks that I always use while writing.
I always create an outline of what I want to write before writing anything. This helps me create a framework for my writing.
In your outline, write ideas, your main points, and your plot.
With a solid plan in mind, you can then sit down and write. One major benefit of writing an outline is that you can always come back to it in case you get lost while writing.
Edit your writing as many times as necessary
As writers, we put in so much time and effort to write. And then we find out it needs a lot of editing.
When I started out as a writer, I thought my first draft of writing would be perfect. Alas, that was not true.
Now, after many years of writing, I have realized that editing is the magic ingredient in writing.
Take a guess. How many times did I edit this post?
2-3 times? Well, I edited this post 5 times and then sent it to my editor, who again edited some parts of it.
So, it’s perfectly ok to edit your post as many times as is required. Your writing will only get better as you write and edit more.
Did you find these power hacks for writing useful? Try them out and write your experience in the comments section.
As a writer all I can say is enjoy what you write and your writing will improve in no time. I use all these power hacks while I write to improve my writing every day.