By avoiding these mistakes, your writing will be better, and you will see that by not making them, you became a better writer. So to solve this problem I created a list of creative writing mistakes to list of creative writing topics. By being conscious of the mistakes, you can be careful and not make them in your fiction, articles, reports, etc.
If not, you are in big trouble. If you want to become a better writer, it goes without saying that you need to read to see how it’s done. If you are a novelist, read novels. If you are an essayist, read essays. If you are a poet, read poetry. It sounds easy enough, to copy paste someone else’s writing and pass it off as your won. If you are clever enough, you could even reword someone else’s writing and pass it off as your own.
But why would you want to? It won’t gain you any credibility or readers. Are you using big words and complicated flowery prose? There was a time when all the books written used flowery and complicated prose, and readers didn’t seem to mind. That was long ago, though, and as attention spans keep shortening and the rise of short form media such as Twitter have changed the mindset. Now, people don’t want to read flowery prose. They want to read short, simple and punchy sentences.
Are you copying someone else’s writing voice? Every writer has his own writing voice. To test if your writing voice is unique, simply read it aloud and you will know if you compare it by reading aloud a different text. Are you using too many adjectives and adverbs? This is kind of from the previous post. If you rely upon an overused adjective or adverb to do the description work and don’t use a strong verb, you don’t paint a picture of your writing in the reader’s mind. Now you know all the mistakes.