Writing Basics - Dare to Write Better Now

Why do you write?

Do you write for fun? For school? For a living? No matter why you write, before you begin, there are many things to know. Even seasoned writers are continually learning. building block Of course, you have writing basics such as:

But you also have other important writing strategies that contribute to both the quality and quantity of your writing.

For instance, do you have a large vocabulary? Have you used chunking to help you organize information? Do you know the six traits teachers look for in your writing?

When I started out, I had a large vocabulary and a larger case of perfectionism. I had tons of writing ideas. I could spell well. All of the tools for writing seemed to be there.

But, I didn't know how to put together something that held attention. That made readers think. Instead, I would write a little bit, then get frustrated because it was nothing like what was in my head. You see, on one had told me about first drafts. Or that it is okay to write badly, as long as you write.

Then, I learned about freewriting. I started doing writing exercises and setting goals.

If you have found yourself stuck, or if you feel like you need to brush up on writing basics you've forgotten, you will find a lot here to help you including:

Even if you know all of these things, maybe it's time to take a fresh look at your own writing and get back to the writing basics. Below are even more basics for you to check out.

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