Enrolling in academic writing courses will guarantee that you are learning everything available in a well-rounded education. Some of the more non-traditional routes like clubs and groups may be more suitable to your style of writing. Regardless your style of writing, there are some things that every great writer was taught during their years of learning.
Be Clear and Concise
If you want to be didactic in your work than you should be. A piece has a didactic quality if it outlines a clear moral to the story or general point that the author is trying to convey to the reader. If you choose to write with a message, then make it clear. Create an outline for your thoughts so that you can define the didactic message from all angles. Make notes on what you want to write before you begin. Put yourself in the shoes of the reader and anticipate their questions. If you don’t want to be direct about your message than it is important to understand that the viewer may not have a direct understanding of it either. This often works in the case of poetic and more artistic pieces of work. If the reader can enjoy each piece out of context, then the didactic qualities can be more illusionary.
Keep it Simple
Prepositional phrases, idioms, phrases and filler words are all worth evaluating while you proofread your work. It may seem easier to refer to a noun as ‘it’, but if you do it too often, those prepositional phrases can create confusion. Limit the phrases that make it difficult to translate the piece across populations. Nonfiction writers must consider this more than fiction writers but the ability to communicate well is the trademark of a great writer. You’ll be able to illustrate your ideas to your reader easily if you follow these simple guidelines.