5 simple tricks to make a good text

  • 26.10.2017
  • Tom
Simple tricks to make a good text

5 tested and proven tips that can help your writing

You don't have to be a professional writer. Yet no matter what type of profession you are in, there will allways come a time where you will need to write on a professional level. In this post, we want to show you some tips and tricks that can help you on your way.

Tip #1: Know your audience

For any type of writing you may do, there is allways good to know what audience you are writing for. Either it is a novel, business report, or even an e-mail. When you know what kind of audience your writing will have, its a lot easier to write. Before you start, make a few notes about your intended audience. This will really make sure that what you write will appeal to this audience and will fit their needs and wants.

Tip #2: Know your purpose for writing

If you know why and for what you are writing, and also think about tip 1, it will all go by it self. When you start writing, you will make the text by instinct, because you know what you wanna say. Make a few notes as to the purpose of whatever it is you’re going to write. You’ll be more likely to fulfill this purpose if you take time to become very aware of it before you start writing.

Tip #3: Write simply

For the most part, the best writing is easy to read and easy to understand. Avoid obscure vocabulary in most of your writing. Only use technical jargon when you have first identified your audience, so you know they will understand it without extensive explanations. Vary your sentence length. Use many short sentences with a few longer sentences mixed in each paragraph. Be sure your sentences “pull” the reader through the text in a logical order.

Tip #4: Use active voice

Active voice often make the writing more engaging and immediate for the reader. To give your material an active voice, stick to basic simple sentence structure for the most part. Start your sentences with a noun or pronoun, followed by a verb and then the object of that verb. Like this:

Active: Thomas hit the ball.
Passive: The ball was hit by Thomas.

Tip #5:

Before you send your work out to your intended readers, check it thoroughly one last time. Check for spelling mistakes, grammatical and punctuation errors, and general typos.