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Maybe you dream of becoming the next star in the author's heaven. Or you just want to be able to express your feelings and ideas more clearly and better. You can take several steps to become a better author so whether you want to become a better creative author or just improve your writing skills for schoolwork. To become a great author or even a good one requires practice and knowledge. But if you invest enough hard work, someday somebody may aspire to become as great as you.

1. Use the Active instead of the Passive: One of the most common manifestations of bad writing is the excessive use of the passive. The passive is not always bad. Sometimes there is no clear way to stay active or you want the lighter sound of the passive. But you should initially follow the first rule before starting with exceptions. The most important exception is scientific writing, in which conventionally is written in the passive language in order to emphasize the result and not the scientist (even though this is changing, therefore check the guidelines before writing).

2. Use strong words: Good writing, whether for a novel or a housework, is precise, atmospheric and also contains a pinch of surprise. The right verb or adjective can turn one uninspired sentence into something people remember and cite for years. Use words that are as specific as possible, do not repeat them again and again - unless you want to create a rhythm with them. Exceptions are words that describe a dialogue so thesauruses can be helpful, but use them prudently.

3. Do not worry: A good writing style is simple, clear and direct. You will not get any pluses if you say something in 50 words, though 20 would do it, or if you use polysyllabic words, and short ones do. Good writing means using the right words, not just filling pages. It may feel right at the beginning to pack many ideas and details into a single sentence. Probably the sentence is then difficult to read. If an expression has no extra value, let it go. Therefore, adverbs are the classic crutch of mediocre writing. They are often used to fill a sentence. A well-placed adverb can be excellent, often the verb or adjective already implies what the adverb expresses or would do if we had used a better word.

4. Show it, do not say it: Say nothing to your reader that you can show him. Do not let the reader read long exposures that explain a character's background or major turning points. Try to make that clear to the reader through the words, feelings and actions of the characters. Especially when writing fiction, this advice is one of the most important lessons an author has to learn.

5. Read a good book: Read and understand the works of great, influential writers to learn what is possible with the written word and what readers are best at. When you delve into the works of good writers, you improve your vocabulary, you gain more knowledge and your imagination. Search for different ways to organize your text or narrative. Keep in mind that reading great works also improves your own writing style if you do not write fiction or only write scientific texts. The more familiar you are with the various ways you can communicate an idea, the more varied and original your writing style will become.

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Gloria Woods is a well-known British born author and Novelist. In this article, she elucidates the tact to improve writing skills through essay help services.

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