Are you a beginning writer who is eager to begin your career and make a mark in the literary world? You've read the best authors, polished your vocabulary and rehearsed your style - and are ready to impress with your first work. Well, writing certainly can be a rewarding and satisfying experience. However, it will be helpful to remember a few basic suggestions that will enhance the quality of your writing and aid your writing career.
- Know your subject. It is a fallacy to think that you can write good articles without knowledge of your subject. If you try to paper over the details and intricacies when you write an article, it will show through as thin and amateurish. Try to get information about what you are writing from the internet or a library near you.
- Be passionate about your subject. Write articles on topics you have a passion for. An article is a means of communicating your feelings to the readers. Your passion will be visible through the letters and sentences. A passionate writer is more likely to interest readers with his or her articles.
- Use good punctuation. In the age of the SMS and instant message, we sometimes tend to regard punctuation as an unnecessary burden. Learn and use proper punctuation. The failure to do so can give an impression that you really do not care about your articles. Worse still, it may confuse your readers and undermine your work. Remembering the simple rules of punctuation will be important to your literary career.
- Maintain good Grammar. Understanding and using correct grammatical structures is a critical part of the writing process. Flawed sentence structures damage your credibility and harm your writing. Obtain a good book on English Grammar. Grammar is not difficult at all. Also, read a lot. It will help you to understand unfamiliar sentence structures. Practice what you have learned to gain perfection.
- Revise your article. Although you may feel that you have done a good job, don't rush to get published. Revising your article is an important part of the writing process. Your article may still have some room for improvement. A few sentences may require rephrasing. A few words may need to be replaced with more suitable choices. You may find a grammatical error in the middle of the article. Revising helps you to do this.
- Check your spelling. Spelling errors will cause you to lose your readers' respect. They may also suggest that you are not serious. Your spell checker can help. Also, there are many good dictionaries available, including those that will run on your computer.
- Concentrate on the details. When you describe a character in a novel or a place, you must provide details. It is not uncommon to make errors in your description. Inconsistencies between what you said a few pages before and what you are indicating now can take away the sense of genuineness from your articles. It is helpful to check details, such as the profession of a character in a novel, the altitude of a place, etc.