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We have already talked about the importance of reading tons of killer reviews to write better. The only way to be a far better writer is straightforward: write tons and skim tons. If you're taking a glance at this blog post, you'll find a great example of a review, so take your pen and paper and feel free to write down notes.
Here are some tips to help you become a better review writer;
1. Cultivate the habit of reading
To be a better review writer, it’s not enough to only read a book of superior quality reviews from time to time. Set yourself a goal; for instance, read for half an hour a day. If you're brave, a book every week!
2. Take the initiative
To cultivate the reading habit, you have to have a plan to help you along. A little bit of reading before bed, a bit of reading while you wait at the doctor's office, or on the way to work on the bus. If you add all of them together, you'll be surprised at what proportion of time you'll "save" to spend on reading. But keep in mind that those stolen minutes don't replace the “no multitask” half-hour a day, to make it a clear habit.
3. Take a good book with you.
In addition to the advice above, always carry a book with you. Be it electronic or a paper book. Sometimes you'll not have an opportunity to open it, but other times you'll be glad you took it with you!
4. Read great writers
Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Cervantes, Joyce -Thoreau recommended to read great books; first, you can’t go wrong with classics - sometimes seeing the number of books on the shelf can be extremely paralyzing. Without a doubt, great writers are those who can teach you the foremost, but also those who will cause you to enjoy reading the foremost.
5. Get Inspired
If you spend time with it, you'll discover that reading is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. To be a far better writer, once you read, have a paper and pencil accessible to immediately write down a thousand ideas that you come up on the go.
6. Be mindful of how to play with words.
Beyond the structure of the protagonist's unique or characterization, an honest writer pays close attention to the words and their consequences. When reading, concentrate on the way great authors use language as it’s the simplest.
7. Enjoy reading
Reading is something you cannot force. Yet if you are not yet enjoying it, make it enjoyable and be aware of your emotions. If you feel negative thoughts, turn them into positive.
Reading is far from just learning, analyzing, and experimenting. It's about enjoying it. If you read for pleasure, you will not be ready to put it down. If you would like to spice up your reading, learn to read better, and develop your critical instinct, getting the best out of every book.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Loretta Osakwe Awosika