Aside from writing, I think there is one other sure-fire way to become better at writing.
And not just your Facebook feed. Pick up a book, a newspaper, a magazine with legitimate articles in it. It doesn’t matter if it’s physical or online, reading is going to help you become a better writer. It also has some brilliant side-effects, it’s going to inspire, educate and entertain you too.
When you read consistently your grammar and spelling are going to start becoming more intuitive. You won’t need to know the ‘rules’, but you’ll notice when something is off – the spelling won’t look right, the comma will look out of place, the ‘you’re’ will obviously be ‘your’ instead. Do you get my drift?
Reading is also a great workout
When we watch something, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, our brains are given everything up front. There is no need for our minds to come up with the scenarios, scenes or characters. When we read, our brain automatically ticks over, creating all of this for us. And like anything, the more we use our mind and imagination, the stronger it becomes.
So, off you go – head to the library, your newsagent or Book Depository and start reading.
P.S. If you want more inspo, check out this article about the reading habits of ultra successful people.