How can I become a good writer on Quora?
Just yesterday, I received a word of wisdom from a great writer here.
She told me, “To be a great writer, you need two things- A clear thought & way of expression.
So, I would like to pass that wisdom to any writer who is in-process of becoming a good writer.
“With the thoughts, we make world.
So, many great orator, writer stressed on having a lucid thoughts about something.
You probably have a great knowledge on many subjects.
But, you share only those knowledge with others, where you’ve clear thought about it.
Because having clear thought provides you confidence to share it.
You know that you’re right about it.
But, if you’ve even a minor doubt about it, then you’ll hesitate to show off your cards.
Therefore, develop clear thoughts and it can be attained by practicing writing.
Because when you write, not only others read your contents, but you also read your thoughts many times while writing.
So, it helps you to know what you thinking and what you want to think.
“Expressing the thoughts is an art.
”- Rahul Sinha
Expressing your thoughts isn’t as easy as it seems.
Because here you’ve deal with the understanding level of others.
And, everyone isn’t alike you.
So, their understanding level would vary.
So, a writing considered effective only when others understanding exactly what you want to convey.
Everyone’s way of expression differs.
Some express their thoughts with the help of anecdotes, analogies, stories, examples, or just simple points.
So, what work for others may or may not work for you.
Hence, you’ve to keep practicing and experimenting with your expression.
Doesn’t matter what you know, matter the most what others concluded.
So, there is no straight way to the effective expression.
Just one way- practice, practice and practice.
On this note, I would say work on these two aspects and you’ll become a good writer.
So, don’t wait for a perfect time, just make attempts and experience the results.
More you’ll experience, the more you’ll learn faster.
Thanks for A2A
I am not a professional writer nor do I have such a great class of writing.
However, here are few tips from my end which can be of some help.
These are few tips which I think can be helpful if one wishes to start writing on Quora.
Apart from all this, what is most important is having the will to pen down the thoughts.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for reading.
Contribute quality content, not one-line answers.
Those usually aren't that useful, and CollapseBot will, well, collapse them.
Be respectful to everyone, no matter who they are.
We take 'Be Nice, Be Respectful', or BNBR, very seriously here.
There are certain circumstances where obnoxiousness is so widespread that few people care, like anything to do with Religion or Atheism, but even then it goes a long way.
Even Serge Grishenkoff should, theoretically, be given respect according to Quora community guidelines.
(Serge is, in case you didn't know, a serial sockpuppeteer who keeps making accounts and asking questions like 'Why is Serge Grishenkoff's Kingdom of God persecuted by the Jews'.
) Be a decent person, and you'll be off to a good start.
It costs you nothing, yet can make someone's day, and reinforces the urge to contribute to the site with that little spike of dopamine.
Follow topics, not people.
Not that there's anything wrong with following people, but the conventional wisdom is to follow topics you're interested in.
The majority of real-world celebrity accounts aren't really active anyway, and Quora celebrities tend to be limited to a few topics.
(The one exception to this rule, of course, is that you should totally follow me.
) I'm also going to break step with a lot of Quorans and say to downvote liberally.
Most people think that it's just for truly awful, Serge Grishenkoff-level content, and it's true that 'I don't like it' is not a good reason to downvote someone, but when someone's just being a garden-variety jerk, I would urge you to strongly consider a downvote.
Above all, don't let anything ruin Quora for you.
Someone might dislike your answer.
It doesn't make you wrong.
If you believe in what you have written, don't be afraid to set that thought, knowledge, or opinion free.
I am not a professional writer, but I do notice when stories on here are well-written and bring me back for re-reads.
A great book on the subject of good writing is “Elements of Style” by Strunk and White.
The original was written in the late 1950’s, however, this book is still used by many writers and teachers today and is updated from year to year.
One of the best pieces of advice from the book is “Make every word tell…,” which basically means don’t use needless words that don’t advance what you’re trying to say.
I read many stories on here that drone on and on and don’t hold my interest because there are just too many words to wade through that don’t add anything to the story.
This quote from the book explains it:
Vigorous writing is concise.
A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that he make every word tell.
– "Elementary Principles of Composition", The Elements of Style
It’s also more desirable to use “active voice” versus “passive voice”, especially when writing from personal experience.
Active voice is simply a more direct way of saying something.
Observing simple grammar rules and developing a good and succinct writing style helps readers to become invested in your story, because they can see that it’s not going to lead to a dead end (editorially speaking).
Maybe you can do this
So what I mean to say is you can become best writer on quora by making quora a best place :’)
I think the trick to being a good writer on Quora is to be honest and compassionate.
Yes, it helps to have good grammar and punctuation and all the other little tricks that mean you can use the English language well.
But what really matters is honesty and compassion.
I think that, when you write an answer, you should do the following.
As with any kind of writing, bear in mind that people cannot see your face or hear your words, so your tone is important.
Write in such a way that allows people to choose to accept or deny your perspective as they wish.
Avoid insults, put downs and arguing.
Say what you’ve come to say and then be done with it.
I hope this helps you.
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Quora is a platform that aims at serving logic.
So make sure to answer questions logically.
Your answers should make sense and satisfy the reader.
For readers to understand you, you need to understand there questions properly.
Stick to the topic and don't provide extra or unnecessary information.
Focus on quality rather than quantity.
It's best if your content is simple and to the point.
Direct yet comprehensive.
Try to make your content look like a minimalist, on-the-go guide and mention relevant links and sources for extra information wherever necessary.
Quora offers it's users the option to create a mini blog.
So if you are passionate about a subject, topic or issue, then you can create your own mini blog (Something like
In all, regard your replies as responses to real questions, even if the questions are mainly undefined or meaningless
When you see a good comment, look up the person commenting and see what their background is, and also what other subjects they respond to
Consider Quora as a ‘Writer prompt’ resource, and all your answers as ‘Work in progress’