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When you think about practicing writing you may think that you have to be on your desk writing long essays but it can be as simple as that. Learning a language is about practicing every day. It doesn’t matter how much time you study for each day. Of course, if you dedicate more hours to your study session, you will see results faster but this doesn’t mean that if you study 5 minutes a day you won’t see results.  

Here I give you some super-incredible-awesome effective ideas to practice writing that you can include in your daily routines.

1. Write your to-buy list in English (or any list)

When you write your list of things to buy at the supermarket in English, you will practice vocabulary for food and everyday objects. This applies to any list you do for anything, a to-do list, a list of things you want to buy but don’t have the money for, a list of books, literally anything. It’s good to do a previous list with the possible vocabulary you will use every time you do the list because at first maybe you get frustrated if you don’t know any words in your target language and you’ll quit doing the list (or maybe it only happened to me)

2. Keep a journal in English

In a notebook, take every day a few minutes and write sentences in your journal. The sentences can be things you do throughout the day, this way you practice past tense or you can write the sentences in the present tense if you’re a beginner. You can write sentences about random things, maybe with vocabulary you learned that day. You can simply write only one sentence each day if that’s better for you. it may look like too little but believe every effort counts. The idea is that you practice each day. Sometimes it’s better to practice 5 minutes each day rather than practicing for one full hour once a week. 

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3. Create a blog

If you enjoy writing and want a public platform, consider starting a blog in your target language. Write articles on topics you’re passionate about or share your experiences and insights. Blogging can help you receive feedback from native speakers and engage with a community of language learners.


4. Writing Prompts

Look for writing prompts online or in language learning resources. These prompts provide a specific topic or scenario to write about, helping you structure your writing and explore various subjects.

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5. Creative Writing

Let your imagination run wild and try your hand at creative writing. Write short stories, poems, or even song lyrics in your target language. This allows you to practice vocabulary, sentence structure, and storytelling skills.


6. Language Forums and Communities

Join online language forums and communities dedicated to your target language. Participate in discussions, ask questions, and contribute by writing comments and posts. Engaging in written communication with other learners and native speakers can enhance your writing skills. some good examples are Reddit or Quora.



Proofreading and Editing

After completing a piece of writing, review it for grammar, spelling, and clarity. This process helps you identify and correct errors, improving the overall quality of your writing. You can use websites like where you can have people check your text and the’ll tell you if you have a mistake.


Remember: Remember to start with shorter pieces and gradually increase the complexity as you become more confident. Regular practice and exposure to different writing styles and topics will help you become a proficient writer in your target language.