How to write good articles

How to write good articles

Writing is a skill, here is some advice to level up your writing skills.

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Introduction

I have been writing for over a year now. Writing is a skill, like any other skill, it takes practice to get better.

I'm not the best writer of course, but I want to share some advice on writing good articles.

Practice

Develop your writing skills.

Like any other skill, writing takes practice and dedication. To improve your writing, try reading widely, both books and other articles, practicing regularly, and seeking feedback from others.

Audience

Know your audience. It's important to know who your audience is and what they are interested in. Moreover, it is important to write in a way that's understandable from the perspective of your audience.

For an instance, there is a difference between writing an article for people in their 20s and professors in their 70s.

It's also good to clarify terminologies you use that are very domain-specific.

Outline

Create an outline. Before you start writing, it's a good idea to create an outline of your blog post. This can help you organize your ideas and make sure that your post has a clear structure and flow.

If you've read my recent articles, I enjoy beginning with an introduction and ending with a conclusion, in between, I'll have a few sections.

Concise

Write in a clear and concise style.

Good writing is clear, concise, and easy to understand. Avoid using complex language or long, rambling sentences. Instead, focus on using simple, straightforward language to convey your ideas effectively.

This is one of the mistakes I have done a lot in my writing, where I use long and rambling sentences. Those are tiring to read, and long sentences may make the reader lose context while reading them.

Write concisely and clearly.

Examples and visuals

Honestly, this is something I should do more often. The times I include good examples and visuals, I often get it as feedback, people appreciating the visuals.

I wouldn't say you should do it every time, because it doesn't make sense to, but try doing it where it fits. Some people better understand things when they can connect them with examples, analogies or see them visually.

Edit

Edit and revise your work. After you have finished writing your blog post, take some time to edit and revise your work.

It's also extremely good to ask for feedback, especially from people who actually read your blog posts. This can help you improve the clarity and coherence of your writing, as well as catch any mistakes or typos.

Conclusion

In conclusion, to become a good writer and write good blog posts, you need to develop your writing skills, know your audience, create an outline, write with a clear and concise style, and both edit and revise your work.