Improving Your Writing Skills

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We Are Not Competing

The question is ,"How do you compete with other experienced writers when you are beginning"? My own personal view is that we are not in competition with one another. Not a single soul came into this to compete, we do it because we enjoy sharing our creative thoughts, ideas and experiences. Here are a few ideas to guide you on improving your writing skills.

1. Hub Pages provides a forum for all of us to ask for advice. It is a great place for resourcing and quality information.

2. Venture out to www.helium.com all that we write will be curtailed by other experienced writers and they can help us improve our writing skills. They will give quality feedback and answer questions we may have, so always check e-mail. www.positivepath.net provides us with an outline of how to improve our writing skills. You can print it and keep it handy. www.redgage.com is a nice little community with a simple layout where we can make money backlink our articles, joining is free and the community is wonderful. www.ezinearticles.com is great if you are brave enough to jump into the arena and test out the waters. www.blogger.com you can create your own log and backlink it to your articles at www.hubpages.com.

3. Make it a habit to write everyday even if it is on paper and not posted.

4. Don't be afraid to answer requests remember writing is fun and nobody is judging us , the more we write the more experienced we will become.

5. Write articles on what interests you or what others may find interesting remember we all have our own thoughts and ideas.

6. Here at hubpages utilize the keywords, that they provide as it is a helpful tool for the search engines. Check them periodically and update them accordingly.

7. Get involved with the hubmob weekly writing challenge, we all know that they are an abundance of fun to write. Writing skills will improve and traffic will also be driven to the article that has been written.

Most importantly enjoy writing articles it is a reflection of who we are and what we like to share with others, never worry about the hubscore just keep on writing. Patience and perserverance is the key to enjoying what you do.

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CJensen 8 years ago from Kirkland, Wa

Good points, and good information. I was not aware of those sites.


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Doc Rich 8 years ago

Nice crisp style. You've done your homework well.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thank you to both !!! I started on Helium and worked my way to Hub Pages. I have been writing since elementary school and my minor in College was writing. Associated Content is a writing palce where you also get paid to publish. Enjoy and have fun you will have your Niche' we all do.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Thanks for the many writing tips. I will make it a habit to write everyday even if I don't post.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

You are welcome it is something that I do everyday although I do not post some of them. I have been an avid writer since I can remember. Maybe one day I will publish a book ? Right now I am having fun just sharing information with others and also learning from them.


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Pete Michner 8 years ago from Virginia

Great hub, thanks! Now I've found three quality sites because of you: livemocha, helium, and positivepath :)


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gjcody 8 years ago

Great information. I liked the links. Thank you for sharing ..My best to you!


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Pete Michner and gjcody, Thank you for the positive response those links assisted me and they are still working for me. Helium pays you to post your writings and many read them, you can also try www.associatedcontent.com I also give that site a thumbs up as well. Both Helium and Associated allow you to have a pen name which makes it kind of fun. You write in Character :)


mikeq107 8 years ago

AEvans,

Again Great hub...I remember when i was learning to play saxaphone and I had some friends over who all played various instruments and we had a jam by the fire...the cool part was nobody said I was out of key etc only words of great encouragement and fun fellowship....

Mike Q:0)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

That is how it should be as we all practice and learn from trial and error, even the best writer has made mistakes with there writings.

Thank you for the positive reassurance.


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trish1048 8 years ago

Hello AEvans,

Great hub! I've been here for six months, and fortunately for me, my best friend (Sally's Trove) introduced me to HubPages. I was reluctant at first to check it out, however, I did and I'm glad I did. This is a great community. I've always loved writing, and until HubPages all I used to write was letters. Apparently they were good letters, I even showed one to a counselor once and it brought him to tears. I find I can express myself not so much better, but more easily through the written word.

Thanks for sharing,

Trish


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

I have only been here for 10 months and I am still learning myself, I agree it is a fun place and now I feel right at home. I believe as well I am beginning to make some new friends and am gettnig respect from other hubbers which makes you feel warm and fuzzy.


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trish1048 8 years ago

I agree! This also helps to keep the cobwebs from gathering in my brain :)


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Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

Nice hub! Maybe you could try PrintnPost, Triond and Gather too :)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thank you I will!!!


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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Good suggestions and also nice sites to improve writing. I surely will visit those sites since I am trying to improve my writing skills. Great Hub and certainly a thumbsup from me.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

I vist them often as I love to write and I as well can always brush up on my writitng skills. Thanks for the comment.:)


newcapo 8 years ago

This is so helpful....going to save for reference. Great Hub!


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Ambition398 7 years ago

Practice does help. Don't stop learning about writing, either, just because you no longer go to high school or college. Keep up your skills. Good tips, thanks!


scheng1 6 years ago

Agree that Helium is a great place to learn writing. The fact that the title has many articles allows us to read and study the writing techniques of other writers.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

scheng1: I certainly do agree and lately some of these old articles are come up out of the ashes which is nice. :)

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