Can we even improve our writing skills or is it only our talent that determines how good of a writer we are? The first one is true, and as with most skills, our writing can be improved just by exercising.
The internet is a vast space with millions of exercises to improve your writing. However, if you’re like me and it takes something really special to hold your attention, this article is for you. Here are a few writing exercises that I enjoy doing.
1) 750 Words
This is a fantastic, and, of course, free website where you write as much as you'd like (preferably 750 words or more) about anything and everything that comes to your mind. It can be your daily journal, your thoughts in that moment or even fiction. They ask you to just write. Don't mind the mistakes, just let your thoughts fly. These are private, only you can see them which means that there's no need to censure your thoughts. Be as free as a bird. Your writing will improve over time, and another valuable skill you'll acquire from this adventure is that you'll most likely be able to write on command. In addition, they offer statistics about your writing which basically gives you the chance to observe yourself over time and this is always interesting.