Tips on How to Improve Your Writing


Identify and stick to your purpose

Just like when you’re making bread, you also have to know what your goal is when you’re writing. Think of the pen (or keyboard) as your bread machine, what will you make out of it? A sweet poem? A persuasive essay? A narration? Everything should have a beginning. And for writing, it is knowing what and why you’re about to write. Identifying your purpose will prevent you from going off topic too.

Lady typingRemove unimportant words

Don’t confuse your readers with flowery words that are unnecessary. It’s better to be straightforward and clear. This means you have to avoid using gobbledygook as well, like writing “terminal inexactitude” for the simple word “lie.”

Stay away from clichés

Some familiar phrases have become clichés. Unless needed, better avoid these well-worn phrases such as “at the end of the day,” “for all intents and purposes,” “as a matter of fact,” etc. I’m not saying you don’t use them at all, just limit them, and if possible, rephrase them.

Use punctuations

Punctuations are essential pauses that add emotion and variety. They also set the pace. Don’t forget to use each punctuation correctly. However, that doesn’t mean you have to play by the rules. You can use punctuations to add music to your writing as it varies sentence length. Usually, short sentences depict tension while longer ones create suspense.


Limit the use of adverbs

Most amateur writers use too many adverbs. To avoid overusing them, look for one adjective that would describe the scenario or the person better. For instance:

She is very pretty VS. She is beautiful

The very blue sky mesmerized him VS. The azure sky mesmerized him

I was really scared VS. I was terrified

The second sentences had the same meaning with the first, only that they were shorter and more appealing.

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3 Jigsaw Projects for the Book Lover

Unique bookshelf

Get yourself a jigsaw from today and be amazed at how easy these projects are! Sure, they may look complicated, but with your power tool, you can create the most stunning objects for your reading needs.

Enough with the introduction, let’s get sawing!

  1. Lamp – Who says you can’t have a wooden lamp shaped the way you want? Whoever tells you there’s a limit to wooden lamps clearly do not have a jigsaw. Jigsaws make every form possible—no matter how hard it may sound. Don’t limit your imagination! Regardless of the extent of your weirdness, I’m confident the versatile jigsaw can cope up with it. So be optimistic, grab your jigsaw, and start working!
  2. Michigan Adirondack chairChair – Does your library chair look dull? You’ll need to replace that with a new, inspiring one! Besides, how can you read if you’re not seated properly? With the right tools, you can make an Adirondack chair that allows you to express yourself while you design and build it. Let the jigsaw be your woodworking partner, and I assure you, you’ll thank me for suggesting this project.
  3. Book Shelves – Of course, I haven’t forgotten the most loved project of a book lover! Having too many books can make it difficult for your existing book shelves, so why don’t you start making your own shelves? Instead of buying the usual, traditional ones, building racks with your jigsaw is much more entertaining and self-fulfilling. Besides, you can incorporate any design you want if you’ll DIY. With a flexible tool like a jigsaw, you can finally make book shelves perfectly tailored for your books.

Unique bookshelf

Tree branching book shelf

Using a jigsaw is a wise decision, my friend. Not only will your creativity be challenged, you’ll even save money! Don’t worry if you’re a beginner; this power tool is a great introduction to other saws and tools in the woodworking industry. Plus, using it won’t take much time because it cuts fast, allowing you to finish your project in a short period.

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