hi, how to improve my writing skill?

@116687 (12)
March 18, 2009 9:25am CST
I know there are some people who are good at writing, so please give me some advises about how to improve one's writing skill? I am not a native speaker, but I like to learn english. Sometimes, I just counld not express my meaning directly in english. So, how to improve this skill?
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@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
19 Mar 09
Hi, that's one very easy method. Go to Helium, which is one of the popular writing sites, search for a title that you are interested in. Read through all the articles in the title. Observe the style of writings among different writers for the same title. Try to find out why the articles rank near the top are better than those rank near the bottom. Then start writing as if you are competing with all the writers. But do not copy any single phase from those writers. Once you start to copy, you learn nothing.
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Read English books and practice your writing. That is the best way.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
18 Mar 09
Hi, I think that one of the way is to read more and practice writing more. This will help to improve your writing skill. Maybe you can try to mimic some writing techniques and styles of the books authors that you read. This way might help a lot too.
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@tdemex (3545)
• United States
18 Mar 09
My best advise to you would be to stay on this site and use it as a teaching tool. I'm an native American and went trough the school system here in the USA. I joined this site not because of the money,but to improve my spelling and my typing skills and this site has helped me a lot. So stick around and pay attention, use spell check,don't be in a hurry! Words of wisdom! tdemex
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
4 May 11
Read a lot. The best way to learn another language is to read a lot. Find somebody to practice with. Just like reading a lot, you should write a lot too. I am not a professional writer but I spend most of my time writing. I still need to work on my punctuation--most of the time I place the commas at the wrong places, but that doesn't matter, I have a friend that can edit my works and tell me what I do wrong.
@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
19 Mar 09
One important thing is to have a dictionary. That way, you will be able to look up words and know if you are using the right word. Then, be patient. Learning is a gradual process, even when you know the language very well. Practice writing more. Read more. Reading is really the best guide to helping you learn the beauty of a language. One tip for people who are truly beginners. When I was in college, I went out with a foreign student whose first language was not English. When he first came to the States, he and his friends would watch TV, especially "Sesame Street" to help them with word use. Of course, from your writing, you seem more advanced than that, but the point is to use what tools are available. Maybe it's children's books, maybe it's reading English language newspapers. Find something at your pace, and master that level, then move on to something harder. I know when I was learning French in school, we would read children's stories or poems to get a handle on the language at the level we could speak. Good luck with your writing.