What’s your writing style?

It does matter how you write.

All of us, the writers, poets, and journalists have our own way of expressing our thoughts. I follow lots of blogs full of wonderful writing.

But some are better than others because they have certain qualities;

• Clarity

• Simplicity

• To the point

• beauty of expression

Have you’ve noticed that the beauty of writing and expression is what draws you to a blog again and again? For me, it is one of the things I look for when I follow a blogger.

I love when I read something the first time and it immediately sinks in, giving me the true feel of what the writer is saying. On the other hand, there are many wonderful bloggers who write beautifully but it takes me at least a few readings to get their meaning.

Clear and simple writing, is to my mind the best type of writing. Even philosophical thoughts are best when expressed simply. It should be like telling a story, if we write it clearly, the reader is right there with us. And if the language or the expression is too complicated, we lose the attention of the reader as well as the plot.

Grammar is another very important thing that needs to be checked when editing your writing. A few common mistakes are enough to change the meaning of your writing and can be off putting to the reader. A very useful app, Grammarly can help you with checking your spellings and sentences. The free version is good enough for simple task of checking grammar.

What are your thoughts on this topic?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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208 thoughts on “What’s your writing style?

  1. I also agree. I am a big fan of the KISS principle but I do find myself missing obvious spelling errors. It is all a journey. May we all be able to touch and inspire each other making us all smile.

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  2. I’m with you Sadje. Well written copy gets my attention quick. If it’s polished, and the grammar and spelling are good, I’m in. I try to learn from and emulate them.

    I think my style is story telling. Whether I’m good at it is up to my readers.

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  3. Yes, it has, due to the flood damage we had and putting things back together. I hope to get back on schedule soon. Thanks for reminding me. It is much appreciated.

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  4. I like to use words everyone understands, so I avoid obscure language and “insider” jokes. My blog is for everyone! My books, especially the romances, are intended for adults only 🙂

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  5. I find it annoying when there are spelling errors, even in printed matter such as books or newspapers, as it detracts from what I’m reading. I try not to be repetitive when I’m writing, and although some of my posts might be a bit long winded, I try not to make my sentences too long!

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  6. I totally agree Sadje. I try to keep things simple, open and honest (depending on the post 😜). Typos are the bane of my life. I find them easily whilst reading others work but miss them in my own (despite also using 2 different types of software too). Try, try and try again. KL ❤

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  7. I write the way I speak. I make up words and hope they are understood in context. My grammar is probably horrible. My spelling should be okay, since I’m kinda particular about spelling. Typos and autocorrect have made me groan out loud many times.🙄🤦🏼‍♀️

    I agree with your list. I’ve read self-published books that had so many errors that I couldn’t finish the story. I kept having to re-read, and takes away immersion in, and enjoyment of the story.☹

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    1. You write very well Angie. Your posts are very enjoyable to read. And I really like your new coined terms 😍
      You’re right, a work with errors just takes away the pleasure of reading.

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  8. I like this topic, Sadje. I agree with your discussion and your reasoning for following bloggers. I also love passion and inspiration. When I get those, I’m in. 😊 Oh, and making me smile and laugh also works well! 😂

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  9. When I first started blogging, I used to write long, meandering, and sometimes complex, convoluted posts. Nobody read them, so I changed my style to shorter, more concise, simpler writing and it made a tremendous difference. So I completely agree with your points.

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  10. I love to simple and clear blog and I try to learn from them. But sometime, I lost myself and I can not determine my style when I write.

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  11. Hi. I totally agree but since I’ve just started blogging, I’m really not sure if my stories are too complex or hard to understand. If you don’t mind, perhaps you could check out my blog and let me know so that I can improve. I would really appreciate it🙇🏽‍♂️.

    The Weekly Detective

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  12. Simplicity gets my vote, every time. I like blogs that have good spelling and grammar too. If I find something difficult to understand on the first reading I switch off.

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  13. When I was growing up, I used to think that the best writers were those who scribbled down big words, even if they made less meaning to their readers, until I grew bigger and realised that good writer are those who pass the information in simple and clear grammar.
    So I agree with you, and I have been working on my writing to be understood by my readers as well.
    Thank you for this post again.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! Your conclusions are spot on. A writer keeps on getting better as they keep on writing.

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  14. I took a long break from blogging – writing, I am trying to find my way again. I love writing and certainly enjoyed your post. Simple and true to ourselves is definitely the way to go.

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  15. I so agree with you. I like writing my blog like I am having a conversation. I don’t know if it works for the reader but for me it feels more personal, like I am actually talking to someone and raving about the books i read rather being formal and complex. I think of my blog as my journal. I tried to experiment with different writing style but they didn’t work out that well. I am more comfortable with my current style than anything else.😅

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  16. I used to have trouble expressing myself without over-complicating everything. But then a friend advised me to talk as I’m talking to a child. Summarize your words and use easier words.

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  17. Most of the time I write simple English that is very easy to understand. I try not to use very difficult vocabulary. But I’m also learning to write better.
    Hey!! Why don’t you take a look at my blog. I’ve just starting writing on my page. Earlier, I used to read only. But I’m loving the community here. The more I read, the more I learn. That’s how things should be I guess. here’s the link to my blog. Please check out the articles nd provide feedback.

    https://insidepoojasbeautifulmind.wordpress.com/

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  18. I also agree as i write i make lots of mistakes because i write it by my heart not with my brain that why there is lot of mistakes in my post
    When i see i correct them
    So all of us who write they write with there heart which is pure and simple

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  20. Hey I am glad I came across your blog.
    Back to to the topic, Personally I like it when a writer tends to understand the mind of the reader and serve the right contents.

    I am still learning and everyday I pray I also improve on my writing.

    Using Google algorithms for instance, most time when I search a Keyword on Google I get the answer I need on second page.

    I am not insinuating other blogger don’t know what they’re doing. Nahh!!

    Just like you earlier pointed out, I would also love to check back on any blog I found it articles interesting.!!

    Language differ from one blogger to another and that’s what makes it unique. 🙂😉

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    1. You’re so right on language and the connection to the reader. Simple works best in my opinion but the content has to be engaging as well. Thanks for sharing your feedback.

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  21. I am a new story blogger and just opened my site. I want to be through with my series before I start posting on my blog.

    With this write up I read, I am happy and feel I would be welcomed and followed when I begin the adventure fully.

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    1. You’re so right Kathy. All that we need is clear and simple language with of course proper grammar. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  22. My favorite reads are those where I can see it different each time I read it. When I pick up a poem, I want the complicated, the depth, the meaning that can change each time.
    When I get a novel, I crave the style, the pace that varies in different sections. For me, writing is an art and too much simplicity risks dissolving it of all the magic it is capable of. Otherwise I might as well watch a movie, or documentary. 🙏🏽

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        1. I think maybe because I had a lot of oral literature from the elders all my life, that I like writing that’s not cut and dry. Plus it’s the “not so simple” writing that gives us upcoming writers new dimensions to our very own styles.

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    1. Hmm…. you like the complicated thought and language! We all cannot be the same. Your own language has that depth that you speak of.

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      1. Okay more of educative that complicated but this is with poetry mostly. Story telling and novel writing for me is about the balance. Simple enough to capture everyone’s attention, but impressive enough for people to learn new phrases, words and techniques. A balance I’m struggling each day I write part of my WIP, but one I intend to have by the final draft.

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