The first thing that must be understood about writing, is that anyone and everyone can write. The key question is: how do we write well?
Something that many fail to understand is this — everyone needs practice. No one is born a Pulitzer Prize winner in the making. Some individuals are naturally inclined to it, but everyone needs tremendous practice before they can write well. The internet is peppered with these quotable quotes from famous authors about the need for practice and revision, some of which I’ll be sharing in this post.
If you don’t already know, Kontinentalist is an editorial and data visualisation outfit that is committed to telling stories about Asia. We’re pretty new and still honing our craft. We’re by no means experts at this, but here are some of our tips on writing better.
#1 Just write
We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. We’re staring at a blank page (be it at foolscap paper, or a blinking cursor in Word), unsure of how to begin.
This is famously dubbed as writers’ block.