Whether you are a student, social media specialist, or journalist you have one thing in common – writing texts. They may be of different length, writing level and style but all of them are usually required to be written professionally. That is something that doesn't always happen due to many reasons: sometimes writers don't know the subject very well, they may be in a hurry to send the written text before the deadline expires or sometimes they are simply tired. But no reader usually cares about either of these factors. All readers care about is a good and meaningful text. Therefore, whatever one is working on (a blog entry, magazine article or essay) it should be engaging and error-free. But what often happens is writers often are not happy with what they produced. And that is exactly why we decided to share some insightful tips on how to make a text interesting or even improve what already has been written.
What Can You Do If You Don't Like It?
- Do research. If you haven't done it beforehand you can still do it. Yeah, next time you might want to think about it in advance but if you really want to make a text interesting you have to know what you are writing about.
- Keep a reader in your mind. Remember that you are writing it not for yourself but for those who are going to read your writing. That means you have to try and understand what a reader would like to see in your text. That's how professionals usually write good texts – they keep readers in their minds at all times. In other words, that's an answer to the question about how to make a text interesting.
- Structure. If you have a great idea for your text and the content of your article is truly engaging that can still mean nothing if you don't structure your text to blocks of information. No one wants to read 2 page long texts with no headers and subheaders. By giving a clear structure to your text you will significantly improve readability of your writing.
- Titles, headers, and subheaders. If there is something you have to spend time on it should be how you develop headers. Although they take up not so much space they often take so much of initial attention and interest that you cannot even imagine. If your text doesn't have captivating titles and headers then it is likely that very few people would want to even read it.
- Language. If one is writing a text in English that means that he/she can choose from a variety of sentence structures as well as literary devices. A text may appear boring because the writer was too repetitive. In order to avoid being repetitive when writing one has to develop language skills but there is no other way around it.
- First and last paragraphs. These matter a lot more that you used to think. More than that, if you have an introduction and conclusion parts right than it is very likely that the whole text will be logical and well-structured.
- Mistakes. You have to know that your automatic haven't made the mistakes you used to make. That happens even with experienced writers. You can write good content but mistakes can nullify all of the efforts.
It's Not Too Late until It's Published
As soon as you have your final draft and you didn't share it with anyone it is not too late to improve readability of what you have written as well as revise the general flow of the text. All you need is patience and time; the rest we believe you have. Be honest with yourself when you give your writing a final review. Admit it if you just don't like it. If you doubt you can give it to someone you trust for evaluation. But don't every lie to yourself; otherwise you will have a hard time in this business. If for some reason you don't like it, take it as it is and try to see what it is that makes it a bad text. With the help of the aforementioned recommendations, everybody will be able to write a good text for an article, blog, or dissertation.