To be a good content writer, you need to have a sound knowledge of the language (English in this case). No matter how informative your content is, if your write-up is not error-free, you won’t be able to hold your readers. They won’t take you seriously in the first place. The first thing you need to do move forward is to improve English.
If you struggle to write error-free English, implement just these three habits in your lifestyle to improve English and you would be amazed to see the impact in a long run.
Habits to improve English
Read! Read! Read! Read!
The more you read, the better you write. It automatically improves. And it’s not a miracle; there’s science involved.
How did you learn your native language? Because you kept hearing it all day around. Live in another country for a year and you will start feeling the change in your accent.
Our brain is receptive. It automatically receives the things you read or hear. The more you read, the more it receives, which is then automatically integrated with your writing style.
If you are an avid reader, you do not need to learn language and grammar separately. Reading itself can turn you into an impeccable writer.
Read whenever you get time. Read books, read blogs, read magazines, read the instructions provided in the water bottle that you have just purchased, read every damn thing that comes your way.
Find out the meaning of every new word you encounter
Always keep a dictionary app installed on your mobile phone. If it’s not available, make Google find it for you.
Whenever you encounter a new word, find the meaning of it. Use the dictionary app or simply search the “word” + meaning on Google, and it will display the meaning in a jiffy.
A strong vocabulary is the secret of powerful writing, and reading helps here too.
I always consider a blog to be the most comfortable place to write. It’s publically accessible, but yet it’s the most private thing you have. Besides, a blog can play an important role in shaping up your career as a content writer.
I don’t say you write a blog post every day, but have some regularity in your posting routine.
Have a writing app installed in your smartphone. I use Google Docs as it can be accessed from both smartphones and computer. Most of my articles begin on my phone and are finished on my laptop.
English can not be improved overnight. It takes time. Implemented these habits in your lifestyle properly, and you will start feeling the difference in a matter of weeks.