Roundabout 200 years back a famous writer stated that “The pen is mightier than the sword” and still it remains true.
Writing is a very powerful way of expressing anything to the public, even now in this digital era where most people have transformed from the traditional way of living, few things remain still the same.
Just like in the past authors used to write books, novels, special notes to convey their perspective, even today authors prefer writing it down to convey their perspective to the public.
Besides, the things that changed in this particular circle is the way of writing and the way of perceiving knowledge. Although authors still express their feelings and perspective through writing, but now they have to use new methods and techniques for writing more conveniently.
Yes, you can write down all your things into a book, but guys the world has shifted into a digital world, now people love to read e-books instead of simple textbooks, Moreover, they want visuals, they want to extract the value out of the text and further use it for their different digital purposes like:
- Further research and write on them
- To share with their family, friends, co-workers, or classmates, etc.
- To promote their perspective in context with the author
- To spread awareness among the general audience
- And of course, for their marketing purposes.
Most of us like writing, one simple story can change someone’s life or motivate him/her to do something extraordinary. Now there are a thousand ways to write down content, but a few basic ones are the common writing tips on which every leading expert agrees. So what are those writing tips?
17 Writing Tips of a Content Every Leading Expert Agrees
1) Think before you write
Before writing any random topic, first, you need to see for yourself what are you about to write?
- Is it your passion?
- Is it your hobby?
- Case study
- Review on any tool
- Marketing content
- Research on any specific study
- The general opinion about anything that your audience likes.
Frist figure it out because every category has its style of writing.
2) Research deeply
Research deeply on the category or the topic you want to write about. For example, you are about to write on “Best Places to travel in 2021” You need to research online for the best places to visit, look in travel documentaries
- Follow the leading expert’s reviews of different places,
- What do generally people tell about their experiences?
- What heading can be included to create awesome content?
- What is the common style of writing?
- What are the essential factors that a traveler would love to see in your content?
Just think as if you are the reader and what is necessary and what is not.
3) Note down what inspires you
It’s quite common for writers to come up with instant ideas and thoughts by thinking or watching anything related to their topic. But unfortunately, these ideas come and go very quickly, so experts recommend to note what inspires you either on a personal diary or use a professional tool. One of the most common and convenient tools is Evernote. It’s a simple and interactive tool, it helps a user to note down quickly anything on small colorful sticky type notes. Further, it includes features like:
- Copy-pasting websites URL’s
- Attaching pictures
- Drag and drop any text from anywhere
- Further, organize them into different categories.
4) Merge all the information collected at one place
Whatever the information you have collected, merge all of them in one place and go through every point, see for yourself that what seems valuable and what not.
5) Cut down what you don’t like or seem like irrelevant to your topic
While researching and noting down, it’s quite common to write everything down but in the end, you need to shortlist them and remove the extra information. For example- if you have collected information on “Best places to visit in 2021” It’s quite okay to add in resort and hotel that facilitate travelers but this would be unnecessary to add what is the economy or population of that country or who is the president of that country. Until and unless you want to write a whole story of your journey experience in that country, it’s unnecessary to write extra stuff.
6) Create the writing body structure of the content
Once you have shortlisted what should be added to your content, open up the text editor whatever you write on like Microsoft word, an online text editor, or Google Docs. Start writing on it while creating headings like H1+ H2+H3+H4. It’s difficult for Google to understand what the content is all about without proper parameters. These tags are the supportive technique to highlight what the content is all about and also make it easy for the reader to read your content. Moreover, it allows you to categorize your content in small slabs and give direct answers to the user’s search query.
7) Use Industry related fonts
Now, what does it means? Fonts play a vital role in typography, to make your content look eye appealing and easy to read one should choose a professional font. Hence, many experts recommend following the rules of the industry while writing down content on it. To check what font is being carried out, you can simply search for your topic relevant content already existing online. And later on, follow it.
Now, even though the style font is fancy but it looks, childish especially while passing off a serious message to the fire team. Now, look at this….Doesn’t it looks more professional and passes out the message in a formal style? Indeed it does.
8) Use bullet points and bold colors
Experts recommend while writing a listing article try to use bullet points and bold colors. It again elaborates the article professionally and easy to read. For example If anyone of you is about to write features of a tool, you should try to list those features in bullet points or a numbering list. It shapes the article beautifully.
9) Insert visual elements to make it look more interesting
Gone those days when it was all about simple and lengthy texts, now people rely upon multimedia, they want to see pictures, charts, graphs, and videos. It helps the reader to trust the content and grabs the attention of the user to stick to the content for a longer time. Image courtesy (relevance media)
10) Insert some humor if possible
Although every person has his/her style of writing and adding humor is not everyone’s cup of tea. Some are born artists while most people are not so good with a sense of humor. But inserting some humor can make your content look unique and interesting to read out.
11) Insert external and internal links where possible
It’s quite usual while searching online there are tons of valuable content available online this can improve our knowledge as well as strengthen our content trust factor. No matter how good or lengthy your content is, but if you don’t insert external or internal links it will not look trustworthy in the eyes of Google as well as in the eyes of a reader. Besides, inserting links help you achieve marketing goals and systematically promote your content.
12) Make sure to conclude your topic
The conclusion is a nutshell of the entire content, very often people don’t read the entire content and simply perceive what the conclusion part has to say about the topic. And from there, they simply perceive what the content is all about and what the outcomes of it are. Hence, it’s recommended by the experts to conclude your topic.
13) Remove all the grammatical or spelling mistakes
Experts recommend removing all the grammatical or spelling mistakes because it makes look even a highly researched article into a poor one.
- It sends the signal to the reader as if the author has no grip over the English language,
- Can make it hard for the reader to understand the actual meaning
- It harms the overall credibility of an author and people will not trust him or her anymore.
Although some are born artists and have a great command of the English language this helps them to convey their message very easily through their words. While others miss out on some grammatical errors or unintentionally miss out on a spelling mistake. For these writers, many different online tools can help them improve their vocabulary and eliminate all these errors.
Grammarly is one of them, it’s the most popular choice among the authors, bloggers, content writers, and other writing-related professions to rely on. It’s equipped with a high-tech dictionary, vocabulary, grammar sense and it auto-suggest the user where it’s necessary to change the preposition or remove grammar errors.
14) Rearrange the whole content
Finally arrange the whole content like:
- Arrange the line spacing
- Remove the extra spacing in between paragraphs
- Align the text left or right where appropriate
- Align the visuals
- Justify the entire content
- Set the font size
- Highlight the text by using bold colors and Headings
- Read it thoroughly.
15) Use plagiarism detector
Where other things are very important in creating quality content, here uniqueness is also very crucial. Now before publishing your content leading experts highly recommend checking your content through plagiarism detector. Plagiarism is an evil act that is neither ethical in between human beings nor acceptable in the eyes of Search engines. It will ultimately seem like the content or a particular text is stolen from other’s intellectual property.
Plagiarism has really bad consequences like it can destroy your professional worth, harm your credibility, get penalized by the search engine, and even land you jail. Therefore it’s recommended to check your content through professional plagiarism software.
Although there are thousands of online plagiarism detectors, many experts highly rely upon Prepostseo, as their topmost reliable source for detecting plagiarism in their content. It’s equipped with the latest algorithms that compare your content’s every sentence with billions of content already existing on the Internet.
Moreover, it generates a detailed report which shows:
- How much the content is unique?
- What are the exact matching sources?
- Highlights the plagiarized text with bold colors.
16) Ask others to read your final piece of content
No matter how good we are in the English language or how experienced we are, we often make mistakes that are hidden from our eyes. Hence, experts recommend to pass out your final piece of content to one of your family member, friend, or a co-worker to proof-read your content. This will ensure if at all there is any mistake or some miss-arrangement leftover, and if found remove all those errors.
17) Publish your content
Finally, submit your content to the webmaster you are writing for or publish your content on your website.
The above listed 17 writing tips are an abstract of successful writers around the world. Following these tips step by step will lead anyone of you to write a beautiful piece of content. So what are you waiting for? C’mon, now it’s your turn!