what and how to be a good writer?

Philippines
September 5, 2010 8:38am CST
what and how to be a good writer? well I want to write something, but well i dont know how to start, can any one give some info of how to be... since i was young i wanted to write something about and etc... well thanks and God bless
3 responses
• Philippines
5 Sep 10
Hi theagold, becoming a good writer takes time and practice. * Read as much as you can. You can't be a good writer without being a good reader first. * Write as much as you can. The more you do it the better you can get at it. * Take a free writing course. Professional training is not a requirement to become a good writer but it certainly doesn't hurt. * Build your Vocabulary. you are bound to be more expressive when you write if you have more words at your command. * Become a better researcher. It is much easier to craft a well written book, article or manuscript when you have a wealth of information at your fingertips. * Write for an audience. When you write for your audience, It's hard not to write your best. Ask your family and friends to read what you have written, post it on blogs and sell it to media outlets. * Have your worked critiqued. Getting feedback from other people is one of the best way to hone your writing skills. * Learn how to edit your own work. * Forget Spell Check--Proofread. Proofreading is just as important as editing. Careless mistakes can cost you a job. Always proofread what you write. Do it slowly and do it twice. Take a look from this site http://www.ehow.com/how_2147428_become-good-writer.html this will give you more help on how to become a good writer. Good luck!
• Philippines
5 Sep 10
well thanks for sharing the tips bluerain.. thanks and god bless you always.
@phaitn (13)
• Hong Kong
5 Sep 10
Hi, To become a good writer is a very difficult job. I am not a writer but I like to read. Once, I read an article about how to become a writer. First, they said that it depends on your own ability; then you must have good observation. And of course, you must be very patient. I only know these. Good luck to you and wish you be a good writer in the future.
• Philippines
5 Sep 10
well yah you are right phaitin.. its really difficult, thats why i ask some tips. on how.. thanks for having time,sharing some info.. and thanks and god bless
@Catana (736)
• United States
5 Sep 10
If you've wanted to write since you were young and haven't done anything about it, then there's probably no good advice anyone can give you, except to stop wanting and start doing. You learn to be a good writer by writing, not by reading about it. You do it, you make mistakes, you try again. And you also have to read a lot so that you develop a feel for good writing.