In this Q&A video, David Norrington, Managing Director of Wordcatcher Publishing and Author Hub, explains the three things authors need to know if they want to quickly improve their writing skills.
1. You can’t… improvement takes time
If you want to improve your writing skills, it’s going to take time. There is no magic pill; it’s not an issue you can solve overnight. You have to commit to your writing as a long-term project.
2. Read, a lot
English is a beautiful language. There is never just one way to say something. By reading, we can learn from other authors and the literary greats to find new ways of doing things and explaining the same concepts.
3. Invest in your future
Like any other skill, you need to invest in your writing if you want to be successful. If you haven’t got a lot of money, there are free online resources, like many of the guides we have on this site. However, you might consider paying for courses, or creative writing training with a tutor or at a university. And you can always read books on the subject – there are plenty to choose from.
Just consider your preferred learning style. Do you learn better in person? Do you need the flexibility virtual learning offers? Choose the option that suits you best to get the most from the course.