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Effective Writing Tips

Director Strategic Marketing at Business Solutions Inc

There are many benefits that are associated with effective writing. Others can understand what you are trying to say in your writing. In other words, it's a lot easier to communicate your thoughts, feelings and emotions through good writing. So how do you achieve this effectiveness? What should you look out for when you write? Here are some quick tips:

Tip #1 Never writing in lengthy sentences.

Many writers tend to favor writing in complex sentences. They forget who they are writing for and they get carried away. Even though many of them have strong writing skills, they have failed to communicate their main messages effectively through their writing. Others simply find it hard to understand what they are trying to say! For example, a novel that is meant for the masses should be easy to read and should not be written in academic style. Your writing is considered effective only when others fully comprehend what you are trying to say. In addition, short sentences also help prevent errors. You tend to make less grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors in your writing.

Tip #2 Be clear about what you want to say

Before you pick up your pen and begin your writing, spend some time thinking about what exactly it is that you wish to communicate with your pen. There is no need to think about the words to use at this point. You are forming general ideas and concepts that will come in useful later. When your mind is clouded, this is easily reflected in your writing. Your readers will be confused by your writing, and that makes your writing less effective. Being clear minded also helps you to organize your ideas.

Tip #3 Keep your ideas well organized.

Don't jump from one idea to the other unless you are sure that you will come back to it later on and finish up on it. Usually, most writers just forget about what they have written previously and this, again, leaves the reader confused. If you are writing a long report or article, make it a point to create an outline. The outline serves as a checklist. When you have completed your writing, go back to this checklist and see if you have missed out anything important. This is also a useful tip for students who need to write during examinations.

Tip #4 Proof read your writing.

Remember that a piece of writing is essentially a communication tool. Your words are an expression what you are trying to say to others. And this can only be achieved through the quality of your writing. To ensure that your writing is of high quality, spend some time going through the words and picking out glaring mistakes. A simple mistake can change the entire context of the sentence and readers may end up misunderstanding your message.

Writing is a skill that takes time to perfect. Just spend more time reading and writing and have an expert vet through your work. You will improve by leaps and bounds.

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  • May 15, 2012
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  • Sharon R.

    Sharon

    Sharon R.

    Director Strategic Marketing at Business Solutions Inc

    If You are interested in online Writing Jobs as a career then Visit at: http://writingjobs.tv and Get Paid For You Writing Potential.

  • dheeraj J.

    dheeraj

    dheeraj J.

    MBA Student at Bapuji B schools

    really nice tips on writing. but problem is how to know what my writing is good or not good .. cause am a student and i usually write much during exams and i dont get remarks on my writing skills. .so where can i put my writing skills for test and get feed back ???

  • Kane R.

    Kane

    Kane R.

    Marketing at Thanx, Inc

    Great tips - thanks for sharing. One thing I would add - know your audience. At times it's important to cater your tone to the specific group you are trying to connect with.

  • Michael K.

    Michael

    Michael K.

    Online Marketing Manger at Franchise Business Review

    @Kane - very important point. Different people respond differently to different styles. In my experience, the younger generations prefer short, succinct messages with a clear point. The older generations are more open to a "narration" with more description and examples. Of course, that's a generalization, but the important point is that the person to whom you're writing should affect what you write.

  • Gill P.

    Gill

    Gill P.

    Marketing Co-ordinator at WhitneyWoods

    Some great tips here Sharon, this made very interesting reading whilst drinking my coffee this am. I do agree with Michael's point about generations - the younger generation do prefer what I call "text talk" - short and sweet and older generations (like myself) prefer what I call the best versions!! I enjoy writing and aways try to cater for the audience but these extra tips are very handy - thanks again.

  • Henry J.

    Henry

    Henry J.

    Sales, Kraft Foods, Southgate Brokerage. Computer Technician, Datacare, Inc

    Thanks Sharon! Writing, in my perspective, can be sharing thoughts while others see it completely different. Writing is inspirational, it allows us to persuade others to see it our way. Knowing the audience is not only necessary, but without that, out thoughts become simply academic. Thanks all for the great suggestions and comments.

  • Terry W.

    Terry

    Terry W.

    Independent Broker / Agent

    Thanks Sharon! Some wonderful tips to remember. I would also suggest word choice as being critical to the communication process. In many cases words may have multiple meanings and especially if we are attempting to communicate cross culturally or as previously been stated across generational lines.Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

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