How to do content writing is very important if you want to be
Writing good content, like everything else requires practice. I cannot emphasise this enough. This is probably the most important thing I can tell you.
Everyone sucks at writing when they first start out, but as you practice, more and more your writing will improve.
Using a spell/grammar checker will help speed the process along. It will improve your writing by following their suggestions. Although they check your work you will still need to proof your own work for errors.
Where do I start?
Whatever subject you write about (except your own personal experience) you need to research the topic. This will also boost your writing skills. By researching your topic you will be exposed to some great thinkers/writers who make a living at their niche.
The more you read the easier it gets to write good material. Unconsciously and consciously this information will be absorbed by your brain and the next time you write you will see a difference in your writing.
Enjoy your writing
If you find it a chore to write, it is possible that you are not writing about something you are really interested in. Only write about things that fascinate you.
Also, work out what style of writing you like. It could be, comedy, drama, facts, tutorials, etc. Then work on reading the style that interests you. It will also be beneficial to write (in long hand, using pen and paper) out a story you enjoy, even if it's just a few pages.
This will trigger the dormant creativity in your mind.
If you find this process boring you will need to find out what inspires you and start there.
How long should I write for?
How long is a piece of string? It's like playing the guitar, the longer you play the better you get.
Writing frees the mind. It's letting your imagination go wild. Write everything that comes to mind. The longer you write the more creative you will get.
You may think that you have nothing to write about. But you will find that your mind is always thinking about something. It doesn't matter what you are thinking about, what is important is to write your thoughts down.
This will start a chain of events. First, you might find what you are writing is drivel. But as you continue to write your mind will come up with different possibilities.
It's a natural progression and will develop over time.
So my answer is, write for at least ten minutes a day (minimum) and don't worry what you are writing about, it's a process. You are setting up a successful habit which will serve you well.
How should I write?
The way you write will determine the audience you attract to you.
Sometimes I like to write in ‘storyteller mode'.
To give you an idea of what I would write on my blog, for instance, this is on a Steampunk site that I own;
“The following morning I was beguiled by the Palace of Curiosities! Our hosts entertained and told stories that bent our ears, they had Vincent Van Gogh's other ear! You could buy fresh tinned Mermaid from Tesco, I believe they are Dolphin safe but I didn't check that out, I'll be sure to ask but they said all questions will be answered 2 days after they have left, so I'll have to get back to you on that one! There were many wonders to behold! Apparently, they have a device that generates electricity and they showed us a working light bulb, bringing the sun into your home! They said that we would have this new fangled technology into every home within the next 100 years……I had to laugh! Snake oil salesmen!”
Or I will write as though I am talking to a friend;
“Of course I immediately turned back towards the bar and took another swig of beer. But it made matters worse not better! What's going on?! I stepped onto the dance floor and lost control and joined these other people who showed absolutely no self-control!”
You can also be factual or write in the third person. You might also pretend to be someone else in your writing.
Writing is fun!
Writing is so much fun. You can let your imagination run wild, create so many different experiences for your audience. You can take people for the ride of their life and they will thank you for it and you can sell products this way too.
If you don't find it fun maybe you have chosen the wrong thing/s to write about.