Rules for Becoming a Better Writer

An Essay by Freshta Ahmadi

The author helping a student

First, you must be interested in learning the skills of writing — that is really important. If you aren’t interested you will not keep going.

Second, a good writer has to put in a lot of effort and hard work. They should study the methods of writing and then practice those methods. The more a person practices the better their writing will become.

Third, a writer needs a good teacher who will guide them and explain how to write.

Finally, there are a lot of materials — books and articles — about learning the skills of good writing. Students should follow those materials, study and learn from them.

About the Author: Freshta Ahmadi is 18-years-old and lives in Bamyan, Afghanistan. She is a top student in her English classes at school where she is in the 12th grade and in second position. She studies at Pioneer Educational and Cultural Organization as well. Her activism focuses on education, children’s rights and women’s rights in impoverished communities. In her home classroom she teaches 25 students many subjects including writing in Dari and English.

The author with her students

Writing by Afghan writers. Editor/Publisher: Nancy Antle; Editor: Pamela Hart

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