There are plenty of ways that you can go about improving your writing, but sometimes there is just so much information coming at you that you might not retain the knowledge that you gain, or you might simply be confused on which aspects are most important. Well, just like any other professional in the field, it is vital for people who write as a hobby or for a living to have a toolbox full of tips and tricks appropriate to their trade. Since our trade is writing, having a writer’s toolbox is the best way to retain and use methods that will help make your writing better regardless of what character you write.
So where does one go to find a toolbox such as this? One filled with everything that you need to tweak your writing in order to make it better? One of the most recommended toolboxes comes from a man named Roy Peter Clark, the author of ‘Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer’. He offers a somewhat condensed version of the book on his blog, with a short and sweet compilation of 50 Writing Tools: A Quick List. Within this list, which he encourages readers to print and save to keep it on hand, he includes tips to help with basic writing, the ‘special effects’, planning things out, and the creation of useful habits.
No matter how good you write, there is always somewhere to improve. Keep this list on hand so that you can have your own specialized toolbox ready to go when you need it.