Literary Liaisons

A blog about writing and all things story…

25 Ways to Improve Your Writing

I love This Writers Digest article,

25 Ways to ImproveYour Writing in 30 Minutes a Day
Is well worth your time and energy to read and
put into practice.
For example, here’s an excerpt regarding voice –

“The desire to develop a voice of your own may make you wish you could write like some others you’ve read. Feel no guilt; all artists stand on the shoulders of those they admire. Thus, for 30 minutes: Rewrite a page of your writing in the style of someone you admire. Don’t worry about losing yourself in the process—you’ll be doing just the opposite.””
—Art Spikol –  Reprinted from Writers Digest

I love this article, it’s like a mini class. Cheers, Mindy

2 comments on “25 Ways to Improve Your Writing

  1. Pamela
    September 23, 2011

    I have written poems this way too–taking the structure of another and sliding in my own nouns and verbs. Thanks, Mindy.

  2. Stephen Hayes
    September 23, 2011

    I read somewhere that if you borrow from one person its called "plagiarism," but if you borrow from "two" people it's called "style."

Comments are closed.


This entry was posted on September 23, 2011 by in 25 ways to improve your writing.
Gloria Kempton

Author, Editor, Speaker, Storytelling Coach, Writing Instructor, and Director of The Outlaw's Journey Prison Writing Project

The 2020 Seattle Writing Workshop

Get Your Writing Published: April 25, 2020

Create Some Buzz


WILDsound Festival

Weekly Film Festival in Toronto & Los Angeles. Weekly screenplay & story readings performed by professional actors.

Rosie Amber

Book Reviewer, Avid Reader and Bookworm. Campaigning to link more readers to writers. People do not forget books that touch them or excite them—they recommend them.

Ellen T. McKnight

~ connecting through story ~

A Writer's Path

Sharing writing tips, information, and advice.


Nigeria's #1 Digital Marketing Blog

Eric Schlehlein, Author

(re)Living History, with occasional attempts at humor and the rare pot-luck subject. Sorry, it's BYOB. All I have is Hamm's.

“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, one that is vastly superior to that of man.” - Albert Einstein


The 24 hour Writing Hotspot and Hang Out

Elan Mudrow


David Gaughran

Marketing With A Story

Kristen Lamb

Author, Blogger, Social Media Jedi

%d bloggers like this: