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Here are some ways to improve your writing. Specific ideas for how to do some of the suggestions below will be posted later. Don’t forget to check the “Reading” page! Reading is one way that native speakers learn how to write well in their first languages. Reading can help you write in a second language, too.

  1. Start your own blog!
  2. Join a mailing list on a topic you’re interested in.
  3. Get a pen-pal or e-mail penpal.
  4. Create a website.
  5. Contribute to Wikipedia.
  6. Join a writing club.
  7. Get a learner’s dictionary that describes the connotations of words.
  8. Use Google to check how words are used.
  9. Play the English versions of multiplayer online games.
  10. Join an international association or tourist information organization and help write materials.
  11. Take an online class.
  12. Write reviews of local restaurants and hotels.
  13. READ often!
  14. Try Twitter!
  15. Check the Readable Blog posts tagged “Writing”!