I don’t know if I want to be a writer or not but I think being able to write something that people want to read is kind of cool, so I made a decision to try.I am not a native and English is my second language but I think it’s fine to make just some grammar mistakes while trying to write something at the beginning.I started to write regularly on Quora since early this year and I. After nearly a year, I found out that I have improved a lot. Now, I read my very first answers on Quora and compare to my recent ones and make a smile on how much I have gone in the way I write, words I use, how many grammars mistakes I make, how long it takes me to write an article and how to express my idea and my feeling through another language.There are two parts of this question: writing and writing using English, so I try to write an answer based on my experiences.Beat your laziness and hesitation, be disciplineForging your own writing is a work that no one would ever watch your shoulders and punish you if you don’t do it. So, you see that it is not a must or priority, and you maybe very easy to fall into “lazy and hesitation” area to start. So, it is just you who take responsibility if you really want to enhance your skills.Being able to finish something is more important than trying to make it perfect and never complete.When you want to learn new things or master at any skill, discipline is the first and foremost thing you need to commit to yourself only, saving a space in your mind and time in your day for writing or whatever skill you want to improve.Lots say that they want to improve their English writing skill but they never really put their mind, their heart and their time into it.2. Read English with attention and learn from what your readIf you want to upgrade your writing, you will not just read but you should take notes everything you find interesting while reading and pay attention to grammar, words, concept and structuresDo not worry if you cannot learn new words right away or remember those grammar rules immediately, if you are patient and do them consistently, they will gradually become your own vocabulary, grammar and knowledge.3. Keep a notebook by your side as if it is your best friendCool like this:Image source: Brilliant Ideas I Had While Stoned NotebookThough nowadays, we use computer to write but a notebook never becomes old - fashion.A notebook can help you to capture all ideas that come to your mind, any time, any where and all interesting things you read or see from someone or somewhere.And a notebook can also help you to structure your writing before you officially type.4. Review and edit your own writingThis is also an important part to be better at writing. Making grammar mistakes if you are not native is okay but being correct at grammar and vocabulary are ways to show your respect to readers.I used to be a bit negligent but now, I am trying to be more careful in everything I write. I am not as good as a native but I can also do my best.5. Try different writing styleDo not just use a certain way to express your ideas, try different ways to make your writing more creative and interesting and fresh. You may not be good at first when applying a new style but practice can boost your works.And also try to use different words to explain the same situation. For example: if you want to compliment on something, instead of using “good” only, you can add more words in different sentences, such as: great, nice, pleasure, thorough, …you name it.6. Use Google Drive to check your vocabularyA small tip if you are too lazy and tired to check every single word, you can use google Drive or any program that help you narrow your grammar mirror mistakes.They could not fix all grammar mistakes for you but at least basic ones.7. Try to be “present” when you writeThis is something that make me love to write very much. Everytime I write something, I prepare a quiet space, traveling my mind to the things I am about to compose, imaginating myself at that moment and driving my mind and my heart to the right time when stories happen.If you can pay full attention while writing and put your emotion and feelings in what you produce, people can also feel it when they read8. Be original and be youJust be you when you write, you do not need to itimate anyone else, you can learn from them but you can always write the way you feel comfortable the most and have something special on your articles.You can write whatever you like, do not worry. Whoever you are, you perpetually have something to share and to inspire people. Even my single -life story that I thought anyone would never bother to read but it was my first answer that reach more than 1k upvotes10. Be patienceYou cannot master something overnight. Everything comes to you with your determination to consistently do everyday. 10 mins or 60 mins a day will add on a bit to make it better and oneday, when you look back on what you have written long time ago, you can make a big smile and see how much you have improved.11. Try to write on QuoraQuora is a platform that creates for everyone to write. Do not be afraid to try. You should have a place to practice and Quora is one of them. You can try other ways or platform, as long as it creates responsibility for you to write.If you write on your diary only, you would be lazy to finish what you want to write or write half and leave it uncompleted.But when you write on Quora or other platforms, you are answering a question, so you must make it the way people can understand.Even you can get help from other people by their “edit suggestion” or their comments and get encourage by supports you would get.12. Set a time to write during your dayThis is also very crucial when it comes to learn and be better at something. Everyone seems busy at something else, so once to decide to write, set a time for it.And different people have different schedule and most productive time to do something, so do you.For me, after a while, I realize that I write the best at around 8 - 10pm, so I try to save this amount of time everyday to write.13. Practice, practice and practiceLast but not least, you cannot get better if you do not practice.You do not have to write every day but just make sure that you make that a priority everytime you can, or you will never actually upgrade your skills.