When you hear book buffs and nerds talking about the authors they love, you will often hear them refer to a style. This is the way that an author string together their sentences, the way that they describe things, and the way that their writing makes you feel when you read it. Cultivating something like this takes a long time, though, and achieving it for yourself can be hard. So, to help you out, this post will be going through some different ways you can start to build a style which is unique to you.
To start this journey, you have to understand how other people write before you can start to work on yourself. Thankfully, to do this, you simply have to indulge in one of your favorite pastimes; reading. Most people spend a lot of their time reading books from the same series or authors in their spare time. But, to make this stage of your build process successful, it’s important to soak up a range of different styles. Eventually, it should be very easy for you to differentiate between authors simply by the way that a page is written.
Once you have a good idea of the different ways authors like to write, you can start to think about writing something yourself. Hopefully, you will have exposed yourself to a variety of genres in your reading and will have a good idea of the styles commonly found in them. From here, you can write stories or pieces surrounding an array of subjects and genres, all the while looking for the ones which you enjoy the most. This will give you a good benchmark of your skills when it comes to writing different stories. Along with this, it will also help you to become a more flexible writer.
Throughout the process of looking for a good style, you will build a good collection of your work, giving you a reference to go from. With this reference, you can recruit the help of others to give you some feedback. To make sure this is unbiased and fair, you should look for this support online, as it’s unlikely that you will encounter someone you know there. Using websites like Reddit, you can submit your work for others to read. People will be happy to tell you which pieces they enjoy the most, and some will even be able to give you useful feedback.
It takes a long time to master writing, and developing a strong style is only a small part of it. Along with this, you also have to learn how to write correctly, with good grammar and readability. To help with this, you can work on improving your English speaking skills, as this will also improve the way that you write. Over time, your skill will improve on their own. But, using tools on the net can make the process a lot faster, so it’s worth considering the options you have. You don’t even have to pay for most of them.
Hopefully, this post will give you a good idea of what can be done when you’re trying to work on a unique style for your writing to be based around. A lot of people like the idea of being able to stand out with a skill like this. But, to achieve this sort of goal, you have to willing to put in the work.