How to Become a Better Writer in 3..2..1
Okay, so you’re no Shakespeare, Nicolas Sparks, or even Kandi Buress.
Meaning when you put pen to paper it’s not exactly poetry in motion.
But does that mean you can’t improve and write effective copy for your travel business with some practice?
Does that mean you can’t craft compelling stories that draw people in and make them want to come experience what you have to offer?
NO……Of course not
With a little practice and these tips, you’ll be burning up that keyboard in no time!
Ready to up your writing game?
1. Read. Read. Read
If you want to become a better writer, the best way to start is by reading as much as you can. And for you… read about travel. Learn how your suppliers describe their suites, cuisine, and beaches.
Pay special attention to their descriptive words, and how they make you feel. Use those techniques in your own writing.
Keep a swipe file. When you feel inspired by the writing you’ve read, make a note of it and keep it in one place. To make it simple, take a screenshot on your phone, and save it in a folder. Then when you need some inspiration for your next project, you can go back and review what caught your eye.
2. Write. Write. Write
The only way to get better at writing is to actually write. It may seem obvious, but it’s true! Make sure to set aside some time every day to write—again, it doesn’t matter what you write about, as long as you’re writing.
And if you write something you don’t love, resist the urge to throw it away and start over.
Repeat after me: Do Not Throw it Away.
Instead, take a step back, and look at what you’ve written with fresh eyes. See if there’s anything you can salvage, build upon, or rephrase.
3. Edit. Edit. Edit
Editing is an important part of the writing process—in fact, it’s just as important as the actual writing itself. Editing means making sure that your grammar and punctuation are correct, that your sentences are clear and concise, and that your overall message is coming across loud and clear.
And if you were unhappy with your first draft and avoided that urge to hit delete, this is the perfect time to make those changes and turn your draft into something you love.
Now, don’t get discouraged if your writing isn’t perfect the first time around. Writing is an art and a craft—it takes practice to hone it. With these tips in mind, you’ll be rocking that keyboard like a pro in no time!
Writing is so much more than a bunch of words on your page. They are what build emotion, connections, and ultimately… sales.
So if you struggle with your writing, don’t give up.
Follow these steps, and just take it one day, paragraph, and sentence at a time.
And you’ll be on your way to writing compelling copy and travel that sells itself!