14 Professional Writing Tips For English Majors

One of the most significant, versatile, and marketable skills in any English major's repertoire is the ability to write clearly and effectively. However, even the best and brightest of us can come face-to-face with the dreaded "writer's block" or feel unsure of how our skills translate into a real-world setting.

If you are in need of some writing inspiration and guidance, then take a look at these 14 tips shared by English majors who have made their writing skills work for them in their professional careers.


1. "Write, write, write. Don't stop writing."

Click here to read the complete interview with Eric Garcia, Novelist & Screenwriter.


 2. "Experiment with different styles of writing"

Click here to read the complete interview with Sabrina Son, Content Marketer.


3. "One of my strengths as a writer is my voicespecifically, my ability to craft the right voice for the project."

Click here to read the complete interview with Judi Ketteler, Freelance Writer.


4. "Copywriting really is an art. Not all 'good' writers can do it." 


5. "To me, good writing is the result of clear thinking."

Click here to read the complete interview with Rick Wiedeman, Instructional Designer.


6. "There are more fulfilling, and less expensive, ways to expand your mind and use your talents. For me, that's writing."


7. "The best advice I have is to write every day and push yourself to read something new each month." 

Click here to read the complete interview with Heather Greiner, Technical Writer.


8. "I took several creative writing classes that helped me overcome my fear of critique while teaching me different writing techniques and styles." 

Click here to read the complete interview with Erin Windheim, Clerical Support Specialist.


9. "The all-important question is, 'Can you write, or can you not write?' That's the only thing that matters." 

Click here to read the complete interview with Dan Jolley, Self-Employed Freelance Writer.


10. "Write words that mean nothing. Write words that mean something. Write nonsense. Write a novel. Just write. Don't stop.'"

Click here to read the complete interview with Meg Goforth-Ward, Adjunct Writing Instructor & Communications Specialist.


11. "No matter what job I'm doing at any given time, I always attempt to publish something."

Click here to read the complete interview with Chris Stephenson, Information Architect.


12. "...As someone building a career in writing, it was good to have experience in different areas."

Click here to read the complete interview with Marianne M. Chrisos, Content Developer.


13. "...Creativity has to be cultivated constantly." 

Click here to read the complete interview with Abigail Fleming, Production Editor. 


14. "Editing the work of others really centers you on your own voice and preferences." 

Click here to read the complete interview with Lauren Pope, Copywriter & Social Media Marketing Manager.


Posted on September 13, 2016 and filed under Articles, Featured Articles.