Tips to Make Your Writing More Interesting

So how can you make your writing more interesting? - If you love creating content but there’s a certain fizz lacking from your copy, then there is always something you can do to make your writing a little more interesting. Below you will find our top 7 tips on how to create more interesting writing.

7 Tips to Make your Writing More Interesting

1. Keep Things Punchy

When you are producing written content that is going to be presented online, it is important to remember that people have short attention spans. Keep sentences short, sharp and to the point.

2. Think About How You Display your Content

What you write is important, but if you don’t present your work in the right way, it could look boring before someone even reads a word of it! Try to use bullet points, change your font size at appropriate times, and don’t be afraid to embolden headings to help things stand out.

Make your writing more interesting

3. Have a Sense of Humor

Of course, subject matter will dictate how much humor you can use in a piece of writing, but if you think you can get away with trying to make your reader laugh, then go for it! People want to be engaged, and making people laugh is often the easiest way of doing that. Remember though, keep things clean and steer away from controversial humor that is likely to divide your readership.

4. Research Your Subject

If you want people to be interested in what you are writing, then you have to make sure that you know your subject inside out. If you don’t really know what you are writing about, it is going to come out in your copy. You can usually find articles on any chosen subject online very easily. Absorb as much information as you can on your chosen subject and an enhanced knowledge should lead to more informative copy.

5. Find Your Niche

The more subjects you write about, the harder it will be for you to truly inspire people. Find a subject that you love, and focus on really learning your trade. If you can truly understand one area, then you will quite naturally be able to write about that subject well. Not only that, your enthusiasm will come spilling out of the page, and will keep the reader hooked!

6. Learn From Others

Once you have come across your chosen niche, you need to know it inside out, and a big part of that is reading other people’s work on your subject. A natural progression of this is to find writers that you admire. There’s nothing wrong with drawing inspiration from certain writers, and if you find someone who writes on your subject passionately, then study what they do and try to emulate them! If you find that someone else is successful in your niche, then make sure you assess their work and figure out how you can enjoy some of their success!

7. Think Like a Reader!

This is possibly the most important advice you could take on board if you want to be a successful and interesting writer. Every single sentence that leaps from pen to page should be considered from the point of view of any potential readers out there. After all, you aren’t trying to engage yourself. Every time you write you should be considering what the reader might want from you on this occasion. If you are finding it hard to imagine what you should be writing, have someone you know read what you have written, and actually ask them what they think. You might be the expert on the subject, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that your friend will know what he or she wants to read on any given subject.

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About the Author

This article was written by Anna Mackey of McKremie a search engine optimization firm that provides reputation management services.

  • Simmeon

    Hey Anna,

    Presentation is key, I see post that are great but they might use images that look lame or the composition of the content is poor, this play a part in making our work more interesting and shareable.

    • Anna Mackey

      I agree completely. It’s not what you say it’s how you say it. In this case it’s how it’s presented that matters.

  • Aditya

    Hey Anna,i agree with you on every point you mentioned here specially #4. One has to do research before start writing anything specific in the niche they choose.He should collect all the information about the likes,dislikes and what the readers find interesting in the particular niche.

    • Anna Mackey

      Yes, most writers forget that research is the biggest part of any writing assignment. The more a writer is familiar about a subject the better the article will generally be.

      • Aditya

        Agreed and blogging is just like researching in the sense that bloggers keeps on searching great stuff so that they can implement them after collecting the reviews and comparing different tools which can make their blog simpler and better.

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  • sum@ Desktop Wallpaper

    Having a sense of humor can keep the attention of my reading.

  • Fanstap

    thank you for the useful advice, number 4, Research Your Subject is the most important point from my point of view once you sound authoritative nothing can stop you thanks again

  • Tracy Ann

    Very well said. Learning from others is one I can see to make your writing content more interesting. I remember when I was writing, my friend told me that writing is not all about how you write, it is all about the people who read your writing contents. Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas you have in your blog.

  • Bhushan

    Hey Anna,
    it is very great post for blogger,businessman,student or for every person.your all the points are you said have a sense of humor,yes you should have it because you want to do something good and it take some and dedication also so we should make own ready with these points.

  • Glen

    Great points! It it quite easy to write, but to capture audiences from your writing is different. Sense of humor, expertise, and quality research cannot be faked in writing unique articles that capture the attention of its readers.

  • Shiwangi peswani

    Tell me one thing, do shorter or longer posts do good for a blog? I mean, some say that the post should be short and snappy where as some say that it should be long and detailed. You tell me what do you think is the good idea (short or long) posts?