5 Writing Tips That Totally Changed My Writing Trajectory For The Better!

I wish I had known them sooner

Har Narayan
3 min readFeb 26, 2024

Imagine this: You spent hours writing a story. You think it’s a masterpiece because you’ve poured your heart into writing the story. You did everything that was needed to do. Everything seems perfect: The headlines, graphics, main points. Awesome!

And then you hit the publish button…Tik. Tok. Guess what? Crickets. No one showed interest in your “Masterpiece.”


Well, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there. In this digital era, writing online isn’t just about putting words on a screen, it’s about connecting with your audience and crafting words that resonate, engage, and inspire.

So in this story, I’m going to dive deep into five writing tips that changed my writing journey for the better, and will do the same for you.


1. Know Your Audience

Think of your audience as your closest friends.

You know their likes, dislikes, and quirks. Now imagine writing an email to a friend — you wouldn’t use formal language or talk about topics they have zero interest in. Apply the same principle to your online writing.

For example, if you’re writing about fitness, picture your readers, their fitness journeys, and what motivates them. Speak directly to their goals, and you’ll have them hooked.

Know EXACTLY who they are.

2. Create Irresistible Headlines

Remember the last time you scrolled through your social media feed?

What made you stop and click on a post? It was probably a headline that grabbed your attention. Take a cue from viral articles. Use headlines that promise value, solve a problem, or arouse curiosity.

For instance, “Unlock the Secret to Effortless Productivity: 5 Proven Techniques” is much more compelling than a bland title like “Productivity Tips.”

You need to master the art of creating great headlines.

3. Keep It Super Simple

Ever had a conversation with someone who used complex words and long-winded sentences? It’s exhausting.

Online readers feel the same way.

When writing, think of your readers as friends you’re chatting with over coffee. Keep sentences short and sweet. If a word can be simplified without losing meaning, do it. Trust me, your readers will thank you.

The internet rewards those who write with simplicity.

4. Show, Don’t Tell

Imagine you’re narrating a story to a friend. Would you simply state the facts or paint a vivid picture?

For example, instead of saying “She was nervous,” try “Her hands trembled as she approached the stage, her heart pounding like a drum.”

See the difference? Showing engages your readers’ senses and emotions, making your writing unforgettable.

Use it for your advantage.

5. Edit Ruthlessly

Edit, edit and edit.

Think about a favorite book or article you’ve read. Chances are, it was polished to perfection.

After you’ve written, put on your editor’s hat. Remove redundant phrases, eliminate needless words, and correct any grammar and spelling blunders.

Your writing will shine, and your readers will appreciate the effort.

And remember, writing online is a journey, not a destination.

This story is sponsored by Medium Masterclass.



Har Narayan

Medium Growth Writer | Helping you create Medium stories that go viral, attract followers, and make money | Here : harnarayan.bio.link