8 Tips to Improve Your English Writing Skills

Strong writing skills in English come from practice and determination. No one is born an excellent writer. Learning to be an excellent writer in English takes a lot of time and practice. Anyone can be a good writer if they are determined enough.

Everyone has a different reason why they need to improve their writing. Maybe you need to improve your writing for work or for your English class at university. Or maybe you want to start a blog about learning English or you need to respond to emails in English for your business.

Below are 8 Tips to Improve Your English Writing Skills:

1. Keep All of your Writing in One Place
Buy a notebook or journal or start an electronic journal. By keeping your writing all in the same place, you will be able to see how much you are improving and keep it organized.

2. Practice Writing in English Daily
The importance of writing daily is that you start to create a new habit. Writing every day in English will soon become natural and something you look forward to. You will not see a significant improvement if you are not dedicated to becoming a better writer in English. You cannot create awesome stories and papers if you never try.

3. Pick a Topic and WRITE!
Don’t get stuck on figuring out what to write about. You can write about anything. You can write about what you do, things you hear or see, news, or make up a story. If you do get stuck, use some of English Tonight’s writing prompts to help you get started.

4. Write More than One Draft
Draft means a preliminary version of piece of writing. Sometimes, your best writing becomes better after you take a break and work on a second or third draft. When you revise (or rewrite) your work you are often able to get your message across more clearly. You make think of things that you did not think to write in the first draft and you can add it in a later draft.

5. Use Online Resources to Correct your Grammar
Yes, grammar is a pain. You don’t need to know everything about English grammar. Use online resources, such as Grammarly, GrammarCheck or GrammarBook.com to help you answer a grammar question when it comes up. You could also switch the spell and grammar check on MS Word, your iPad or Google Doc to check your spelling and grammar in English.

6. Think Outside the Box (or Lines)
Don’t write about the same thing every day or you will get bored. Try writing the same story from different perspectives or different tenses. If you are writing a story about a baby that won’t stop crying; first, it could be the mother telling the story; then from the perspective of the baby. Or you could write it in present moment…. ‘My baby hasn’t stopped crying in five days…’ and then write in the perspective of a pregnant woman that is thinking about having a baby that won’t stop crying. Don’t write about topics in the obvious way. Be creative!

7. Have a Friend Edit Your Writing
Have a friend that knows English correct or edit your work. Having another person read your work helps generate more ideas to better your writing. You could have them edit everything or just a part that you are stuck on. Often having another set of eyes look at your writing helps find mistakes that you have overlooked.

8. Find the Best Place for You to Write
You should try writing in different places or at different times of the day. Maybe you have writer’s block at night; try getting up 15 minutes earlier and writing in the morning. Maybe you have trouble writing where there is a lot of noise; try writing in a quiet and comfortable place. Experiment in finding the right (or write?) environment for you to write.

Writing is a process; the more you work on your writing the better it (and you) will get.

Thank you for reading this post on English Tonight. If you liked this article; try reading: 6 Tips to Help You Revise Your English Writing. 

Comments

  1. Roberta Alves says:

    I enjoyed it ;)

    • Thank you very much

    • satyaveer says:

      very nicely written article ,and i truely inspired by your article to learn and write more
      in my case ,generally i writes but didnt get it checked by anyone ,want to improve more and more as i have determined myself.
      while i dont have any such eminent great friend who may guide and acknowledge my work with his knowledge about minor mistakes.
      but,i wont give hope ,would be best with my skill ,be with me with your guidance as most of the online blog i found copy and paste job ,but really it was very good to read these tips here,and i promise i would make them more fruitful by making habit of my life.

    • it helped me on my homework

    • Rauf Shahid says:

      its useful

    • Nirmala says:

      Thank u so much for giving a powerful tips of writing in English. Yes you say that it is quit tough to write in short period but if we use do it in regular bases we can definitely going to be a good writer.

    • vasughi says:

      i like your tips …. is useful for everyone to improve in their writing skills

  2. Hello Roberta,
    Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you liked it!

  3. Good info, useful adviceies

  4. Advice*

  5. Thanks for reading Walid! I’m glad you found the advice useful.

  6. Henrique says:

    One of my friends said to me to always have a notebook close to me. “If one idea come out, write it” he said.
    Very useful tips! Thanks

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  8. Thanks for reading Hanan! I’m glad you liked the tips.

  9. good advice for improve English writing.

  10. Thanks for leaving a comment Vinod.

  11. Vry helpful tips….
    I hv a prblm in speaking fluently nd my english is not bad bt cant speak fluently..help me plzz

  12. Hi,
    Thanks for the useful articles. I really like your website. I’ll visit your site often to improve my vocabulary.

    Thanks again,
    Sri

  13. thank your idea is very good but if there have more idea that will be batter.
    every one want to know the tips of writing but they dont get such type of advice.
    really thank you so much

  14. Hi
    Very useful tips, thanks for that

  15. That’s one brilliant piece. Thanks for the share.

  16. I really love your advice. I will try my best with your advice to improve ma english…

  17. You have flawless grammar. If only time could come back, I try to focus with my English lessons before lol. Btw, I am a newbie online freelancer and as being one I need to improve my English writing skills. I have no plan to work as an article writer but I’m beginning to create my blog. My problem is I’m lacking vocabulary and I have some difficulties delivering sentences. I’m going to try your tips. Thanks for this.

    • Hi Che! Thanks for reading. Practice is what is important. Also, as a freelancer telling your clients that you are open to feedback and doing revisions is important. We all make mistakes but the important things is that we are trying to get (or be) better at the things we do. No one is perfect! :)

  18. so kind of you for your tips

  19. HongHoa says:

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  20. Seminda says:

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  22. Thanks for this useful information. I have a trouble with writing in English. Some people said to be a good writer you have thoughts like English men, so that you can show your ideas in the best way in English. Thanks to these advices, I’ll read and write more to improve my English skills!

  23. Thanks for useful information. I will start writing more to improve my writting skills.

  24. Thank you! It’s realy helpful.

  25. sharan gouda says:

    thank’s for your suggestions

  26. looking forward to improve the writing skills.Thank you for the post.It helped me to boost my confidence.

  27. Kashif Abbas Bukhary says:

    Very fruitful information. So kind of you.

  28. I love the way you express the whole thing

  29. Very useful, l love writing more then any thing but my problem is that I didn’t it a time.
    I will try to write in English as much as I can, one thing that will help me is that I have my own blog which I intended to advocate for how as Somaliland community empower the judiciary and upgrade the skill of the new lawyers, prosecutors and judges.

    Thank you for your advice and the time you give to help the people to become better writers and make writing as a habit.

    Reply

  30. Thanks for the wonderful ideas in your article but could you please tell me that how should I improve my professional writing skills. If you could give me some of the tips than it will be very grateful to you.
    Looking forward for your response.

  31. good advice and good tips

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    Thanks

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    i enjoyed from your post.
    i.m from iran
    thanks a lot

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  36. Praveen Ranawat says:

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  37. niraj kumar says:

    thanks for giving nice advice for writing skill improvement .

  38. the tips are good.
    i like them all..

  39. thanks for ur tips..i started working on my writing skills :)

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  41. Sunset Shimmer says:

    Thanks a lot now I will write daily.

  42. Thankyou for the helpful tips. I Really needed them.
    Thanks again. Enjoyed reading it ;)

  43. Tariq Shabir says:

    These eight tips are really helplful for those who want to improve their english. I am also using this formula. I have been writing short articles and essays of different topics since a last month. I really enjoy when i start to write. Actual things i mention in essay imorove my english wrting skills. I am agree with all of above mentioned tips for writing skills. It is practically true that one should write his thoughts, desire and openion. As my experience, I read things with concentration and after that I can easilly write that thing. Because of good input the writing will be also good output. I suggests all the persons who want to improve their writting skills should follow above given rule.
    thanks all of you.

  44. Nice Article.

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  46. useful information thanks alt

  47. really thank you. i have a trouble with speaking and writing skill. this article is very useful and increasing my confident level.

  48. Aniruddha Borkar says:

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  49. Many Thanks for useful information.

  50. this is a very interesting advice.the more we practice writing the more we get good writers.thanks.

  51. Thanks you for It my view about about tips given in this lesson Its great help for understanding and stat to began and any-lies the different problems or the way to move ahead for improvement of the skills which is required and make the habits to improve or changes required to make practice .once again Thank you.

  52. I do agree , Good writing comes from a lot of practice of long time plus we have to have commitment to ourselves in this regard. Really nice tips to improve English. Thanks for sharing with us. keep writing

  53. Nice article ,Useful information it helps me alot because i am terrible at my writing and speaking English skills

    THANK YOU

  54. Useful tips to follow.. I’m working on it..

    Thanks…

  55. This is so helpfull.
    Thank you very much

  56. Amit Gupta says:

    Hi
    English tonight team

    I am very thankful to you give me a positive energy and right suggestion for my poor writing skills .I always think about my an understandable English writing and speaking skills .

    Very Thankful To You.

  57. Renuka Dhole says:

    Tis’ a very nice and amazing article.
    The points mentioned are helpful to newcomers and also the ones who have stopped writing.
    I love to express my ideas through written matter.
    You enlightened the hope to write in me.
    Thanks for such a nice article.
    Hats of to you.
    Congrats.

  58. it is invaluable article

  59. It is really appreciatable work to share your precious thoughts for those who are quite new learners in writing, your mentioned points are worth being helful for new learners…

  60. Hi, Article like your’s really help us. It works. I am into business and sometimes I do not find words to reply. Your tips really works. Keep writing and share your knowledge like this always. May God bless you.

  61. Thanks a lot ^_^ this could help me to improve my English writing

  62. This article is very useful for me.My english very poor and I would like to improve my english skill.Thank you very much for sharing.

  63. very interesting and useful tips.. i really enjoyed it.. :)

  64. Tauqeer Ahmad says:

    Fantastic, that is what I was searching for. I hope it will greatly help me to build a habit of writing in english beacuse I am not a native, nor good at writing as people do write in newspapers. Thanks alot.

  65. Just try to practice english writing and come to see your page. Very good advise. I will start writing in English every day from now on. I don’t have confident to use it both talking and writing. But I will try. Even I not sure for how long to make me confidence. Thank you so much for good tips.

  66. Ahmed Khalifa says:

    amazing topic,i really appreciate what you’ve done :)

  67. Useful information

  68. Thak you for your valuable tips and i will try to follow your tips .Form now onward i will replay all the blogs or any quries what i read or what i hear.So i have started my writing skill now onwards.

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  70. Thank you a lot i have really benefited from this.

  71. it was really good, enjoyed reading it, and I am hopeful it will help me in writing my research article, thanks

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    this is very useful tips .you can follow these steps you are master in writing english.

  73. Thanks for your support improve english writing.

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  75. Thank you for your tips……..I found them very useful to improve one’s english writing skills……:)

  76. This is very good topic. The main term is you need practice with determination. Well discussed,
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    and get energy… :) Thank you.

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    Ive got many wonderful ways to improve my English writing skills. Thank for your tips.I’ll try to follow these ways. THANKS!!!!!!!!!

  79. Tareque khan says:

    good tips & hopefully will be very effective.

  80. Many thanks for your tips

    I want to improve my English writing skill in order to reply email in my job but sometimes i feel it’s so difficult to present my ideas.

    Hope i can do well when i start writing every day and try me best to improve myself.

    Thanks again

  81. jitendra panwar says:

    sir/mam,
    i have read your tips for improve an English. i appreciate with your opinion.
    i want to say you that if you have zeal and inner determination to get something then you will get.
    as per my view, a dreamer never runs after people. he always think in his own mind. whatever he learn in his life.I thing that over night nobody become star so keep patience in the life. and destiny

  82. it’s really very useful …..thanx

  83. Hi thank you so much for your guidence , i really wants to improve my writing skill but grammer is so poor .thats why when ever i tried to write any thing i have so much hazitation just becouse of my poor english i though some where iam wrong my friends will be laugh on me. but after reading you speech my hazitation is gone and by today onwords i tried to write more. i have to prove my self that i can be a good writer.so as per your speech iam going to doing the same.

  84. RAVI KUMAR says:

    Hi, my self Ravi kumar upadhyay worked with an Advertising company i have a problem with English language i can read English but face problem in writen , i can understand what the other guys said but i am not feeling comfortable to express my world in sentence into English please give me suggestion how i increase my writing skills . i want to learn English to beginning

    Thanks

    Ravi kumar

  85. Awesome……….. that helped me a lot…..
    Thanks,

  86. thanks a lot. i make for myself some useful thoughts. can you recommend me some fresh web resourses wich helps to develop writing skills trough dictant?

  87. Thank you very much. I start my writing lesson by writing comment on this page. I hope i can follow your instructions to improve my writing.

  88. Samane & Robi says:

    hi there. Thank you for these tips … These are useful for us.

  89. raghabendra says:

    This is a very well conceptualized article, I do already follow many of these tricks unknowingly… I was really not giving my draft to friends for their inputs and outlooks, I will look forward to implement that change.. Thank you for this article…

  90. Thanks for your adorable tips, Really following these tips anyone can get improvement in English writing.

  91. thanx

  92. Munmi Sharma says:

    hi

    this is a very useful article for those who are into writing. I also want to improve my skill as i am a part of a online education portal and need to write a lot on daily basis. My problem is I’m lacking vocabulary and often find it difficult to deliver sentences or can’t express. I would try your tips for sure.

  93. thank yu very much for the guidance and i will follow and reply you soon regarding my improvement :)

  94. vikram dictionary says:

    Very Good Point. Nice to Share your knowledge.

  95. samira zafat says:

    thankyou, it really helped me! ill try my best!

  96. Thanks a lot for your info. it helps me a lot for having a good writing

  97. Some useful info, i hope i’ll be able to get through.

  98. muhammad akbar says:

    thanks a lot for your kind information it helps me how to improve our english

  99. Prem Jayswal says:

    Great tips. They are helping me a lot to score better in my studies

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  101. Nice use full tip!

  102. Rezwan Hossain says:

    Thanks it’s a very helping side. I am glade to read and hope it improve me. 8 Tips to Improve Your English Writing Skills

  103. Nihal Medatwal says:

    very well ….it will be helpful to me.

  104. I really like your tips because it’s very useful..Iam new to writing..My grammer is poor.Because of that I can’t write much..bt I want to improve my English..help me to achieve my goal plzz

  105. Jaysons says:

    Really great tips. Confidence & Determination are the keys for you to achieve what you wanted.
    Never give up because practice makes perfect. English, please be nice to me.

  106. Thank you for sharing your deep wisdom to everyone, especially about English Writing Skills. Your brilliant ideas really enhance my knowledge little by little. Yes, it’s true that grammar is one of the most important to have a perfect English Writing. Do, vocabulary is important too in this matters?

  107. Gurbrinder Dhillon says:

    Impressive techniques , I think it would help me

  108. Its useful

  109. prakash s s says:

    Hello,

    My self prakash s s, now i’m working in TCS, last year i last the job problem in written communication, please take positive and achieve ur goal,

    This is very useful topic,

    Rgds,
    Prakash

  110. yup its working

  111. it is really helpful… thank you

  112. is their any one to teach me a english grammer?

  113. i can’t explain you how have i improved to visit your site. thanks a lot.

  114. its very very useful for me to more score in my board exam!!!!!!!!!1 so thanks for it.

  115. Thnx really enjoyed it

  116. Harjot Singh says:

    These were very operative guidelines. They made me a superior writer and a speaker in English. My educators likewise cherished me.
    Thanks a lot.

  117. am not good at writing a good english

  118. New Joinie ( mks2266681) says:

    Thanks for your nice tips I think, if i will follow your suggested tips then deferentially it will work… I want to become a very good/impressive writer so this time I would like to take a step and today on-wards I will follow your suggestions and would like to give at-least 6 month with dedication and it would be continues effort …. lets se what will happen after six months ….
    I will keep post/share in this group my experience and improvement in written English :-)

  119. Azeddine says:

    It’s really a good advice for anyone will be start to learn how to write in English..i wnat thank you so much about this great work friend :)

  120. muhammad mushtaq says:

    it is really helpful very usefull tips for me thanks

  121. Abdul Wasay says:

    thanks for telling nice tips i am going to start to improve my English writing

  122. shekh saddamuddin says:

    thanx alot!!!

  123. Thank you very much for your useful advice. I’ll follow your steps and improve my writing as well as speaking communication skill.

  124. Emmanuel says:

    Thanks for this fruitful advice!

  125. Emmanuel says:

    To writer is a costume, if we try every day, we will can to writer with quality. Thanks on more time.

  126. Balan SB says:

    Hi

    it is very good, I am ready to write, I want some one to correct, that is the challenging for me, I always think I am right, someone has to correct

  127. Raja Hussain says:

    It is very useful.Thanks

  128. Rizwan UD says:

    it very helpfull and intresting for me i am glad to know you i am start writting now because i’ll give ielts test soon and when i checked your article i am amazed to see the tips fabulous .

    Thanks .

    REGARDS
    RIZWAN UD

  129. Sandoval Assef says:

    Congratulations. It’s a great ideia: write to improve English learning.

  130. Hi, many thanks for the great advices, I will keep them in mind to improve my english writing skills. Your writing is pretty good and reads very easily, I wish I will learn to write the same level as you do.

  131. Mkt Mamun says:

    special thanks…Daily basis i am writing mail to my buyer & supplier but i can’t send correct mail due to grammatical mistake…Your tips will help me to write correct mail.

  132. Md. Abdul Mannan Munsi says:

    Hello,
    Pry me. I want to build my skill.

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