All Good Writers have similar practices they
follow to become good writers. Some of these
record life around them and then use their
imaginations to create their craft.
- Learn the
conventions of grammar and punctuation.
- Show action- never
tell it. Make it visual for the reader.
- Good Writers keep the audience they are writing to in their
minds as they write.
- Know what type of
format suits their purpose. For example: by the way
something sounds when they read it orally and can decide if the
writing would sound better as a poem, essay, short
- Use very specific details to tune the reader into their writing.
- Organize their writing in a clear style that suits what they write.
- Know about paragraphing properly!
- Understand what it is to write fluently and cohesively.
- Use proper sentence structure.
- Use varied transition words.
- Sentences and paragraphs are organized for easy reading.
- Use words effectively.
- Build clear, simple images for the reader.
- Know about using Active voice rather than Passive voice.
- Know how to combine sentences effectively.
- Know that each pronoun should agree with its antecedent.
- Know when to use you and I.
- Know that you never
end a sentence with a preposition.
- Realize that verbs have to agree with their subject.
- Know that it is a
big deal to use double negatives.
- Remember never to split an infinitive.
- Know never to use dangling participles.
- Join clauses using conjunctions.
- Never write a run-on sentence.
- Reread what they wrote.
- Know appropriate uses of sentence fragments.
- Know how to demonstrate their style and attitude in their writing.
- Are Knowledgeable about what they write.
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