The ABC of writing

Abhishek Rathan Athreya
2 min readDec 19, 2017

The online world is filled with amazing writers! Medium is home to some of them. Yet here you are, reading the article of a rookie! As a rookie to the writing field, I’ve faced my fair share of failures. I aspire to learn from them and I hope that you learn from them as well. Presenting to you the ABC of writing —


In this information-filled world, writing needs to be active, for it to be attractive. There are two ways to look at the ‘Active’ aspect of writing —

  • As an aspiring writer (all writers are aspiring writers!) one must always be active towards writing. The more you write, the better you get.

Write something everyday! A journal, a blogpost, a Quora answer. Anything! Just write.

  • As a content creator, one must ensure that his/her writing keeps the audience active. The more the audience is involved, the more they’d want to read.

Write it like you’d like to read it.


The internet keeps throwing complex, overwhelming content right at our faces, yet, we choose to read content that is bare, i.e., simple. We live in a fast-paced world and no one has the time to look up the meaning of a n uncommon word or understand the context of metaphor. All they want is clear concise content!

Leave the fancies for your college essays! On the internet, use simple language.


Haven’t you heard? ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness.’ If you hope to be the God of writing (someday), make sure your writing is clean. Don’t get me wrong I’m not talking about the content. Feel free to write about anything your heart desires, but make sure that it is rid of all spelling and grammatical errors. There is NOTHING more off-putting than incorrect usage of language. So please make sure that your writing is clean.

If the readers can’t understand your written text, how do you expect them to understand the message you are trying to convey?

There you go! Writing is a supremely daunting task, but as always I have a way to make it easier. Just remember ABC —

Active. Bear. Clean.

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Abhishek Rathan Athreya

Self-Improvement blogger. Motivational speaker. Technology Enthusiast.