1 In order to be a great writer it is important to read a lot. Keep in mind that you can’t only read to know the content. It is also important to take a look at the structure of the text. After that, start asking yourself why the writer of the article put that title or why you should read that article as well. Is It adding something to your life?
2 Practice practice and practice. You cannot expect to be the best writer If you are not willing to do It. Put some effort in what you are doing and ask other people to read your article just to make sure there are no mistakes left. But keep in mind that perfection doesn’t exist… You can’t re-write everything otherwise the news would not be actual anymore.
3 The title is critical. Should I say more about that?
4 Do not write something If you don’t understand It. Put yourself in the position of the reader.
5 Make sure your article makes sense. You are writing to add value to something and not to show that you can write a couple of sentences.
Editor-in-chief of Het Niewsblad, Shani Maes, Eden Enta