“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anais Nin
Writing is one of the most necessary skills one must have. This is why it is one of the first things they teach in school, alongside reading. People use it everywhere: in school, at work, and generally everyday. It equips people with communication and thinking skills. Writing is also used by everyone to communicate, convey emotions, inspire, explain, educate, motivate, and many more. Scientists and researchers write papers, offering new knowledge and breakthrough discoveries to help you understand the world better. People read newspapers or online news sites to stay updated – with articles written by journalists who take the time to research, fact-check, and write accurate facts. People love reading books, no matter what genre, to get sucked into a whole new world, and escape life’s struggles every once in a while. Books that are written by authors who just loves telling stories. People even write to just vent, as an outlet of their feelings, frustrations, or hardships.
Because of all of those reasons, everyone needs to always improve their writing skills, no matter what they do in life. Writing well will help you understand other people better, and them understanding you as well.
This is what Write 101 wants to help you with. Write 101 provides you with tips and guides on how to write a certain type of piece, grammar tips, and how to improve your writing. Write 101‘s aim is for you to leave the website with enough knowledge and confidence to write what you want to write skillfully.
In Write 101, you can find:
For the words people can’ t help but use interchangeably.
English, like we said previously, can be quite confusing and maddening language at times. You can’t help but use words and find out that you used it in the wrong context. You might end up always wondering, “Should I use effect or affect? Than or then? Lose or loose?” You’ll just spend your time confused and second guessing yourself everytime. To save you from that headache, we’ll help you figure out where you should use those words.
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”
― Octavia E. Butler
A student, in their long years in school, will have to write a variety of things. They’ll have to write sentences, essays, short stories, reflection papers, book reviews, among other things. Doing these will help them develop their communication and reasoning skills.
Even if you’re no longer a student, you might need to write some things, too. First of all, your resume, so that you can get a job. After that, what you write will depend on your profession. Business proposals, market research, news articles, website content, and the like are just some of the things you will need to write.
But what if you don’t know how to write some of the things above? Don’t worry – we’ve got your back. No matter what you need to write, we’ll have tips and tricks that can guide you.
“Ill-fitting grammar are like ill-fitting shoes. You can get used to it for a bit, but then one day your toes fall off and you can’t walk to the bathroom.”
― Jasper Fforde, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
Native English speaker or not, there are things about the confusing, maddening language that you can’t avoid but miss or get wrong. Grammar rules, spelling, punctuation, you might need a refresher for those. Luckily for you, Write 101 has exactly what you need – refreshers on English grammar.
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
– Anthony Bourdain
Travelling is one of the best pleasures in life – you get see and experience new things, meet new people, and learn about different cultures. You might wonder why there are travel stories here in Write 101, but why not? Travelling is a good way to get inspiration to write and tell stories. The best way to get inspiration is through experience, after all. Who knows, you might get inspired to travel, and maybe write as well?
Write 101 is your one-stop guide for everything you need to know about writing and its complexities. We’re happy to help you with your writing needs anytime!