It’s far better for you to learn structure and good thinking habits early, and work on the mechanics later.
Think of it from an editor’s point of view: A poorly written but well-structured piece of writing can be polished.
Secondly, you need to develop an ear and eye for the flow of language.
Good writing has a rhythm, that deliberate cadence the writer creates in your mind as you read.
What to read: Immerse yourself in books about being a writer and the writer’s life.
Best Books On Creative Writing
Leisurely read some writer memoirs, and you’ll be startled by how similar your doubts and struggles are.
A few weeks in a newsroom with a couple of crusty copyeditors exploded that attitude. Objectively, unemotionally and dispassionately analyzing your writing is one of the most valuable skills you can develop to further your writing opportunities.
And as a side benefit, you’ll also be able to handle scathing criticism from ruthless editors.
We have writers of all levels of experience and ability reading Smart Blogger and in our Guest Blogging training program and Serious Bloggers Only community.
They typically describe themselves in one of three stages: You’re a brand-new writer who felt an inner switch flip on, and now a river of ideas is pouring out of your head.