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Recipes for original writing (tricks on being original in your writing)


Written by Colin

The devil is not as black as he is painted. And the original writing is not so difficult as many people think of it. Knowing the topic, understanding the purpose and the leading idea of your work is a keystone of any writing, whether this should be a book, an article, a blog post, a thesis or even a term paper.

If you are a professional in the chosen topic, don’t hesitate to show your own approach to the problem providing plenty of personal experiments and observations. An excellent illustration is always winning. Bring in new ideas and draw reader’s attention, don’t be boring.

If you have to deal with unfamiliar topic, do your homework diligently and read at least several sources on the problem (the amount depends on the final volume of your project) before you write a proposal. When knowing different approaches to the same issue you can see the whole picture better and make your own original conclusions and commit them to paper in a creative brief. If you decide to quote a sharp statement, do not forget to embrace it with quotation marks and mention the author. Nowadays there exist special programs checking writings for plagiarism, like Copyscape, for instance.

There are also minor recommendations which can help you to organize your work successfully:

  • Build up a structure of your work first (headline, introduction, body, conclusion and the list of the sources if used). Having the carcass of the work in your head will help you to fill in these ‘empty cells’ quicker.
  • Use the bullet points, like we do in this article. It will simplify the structure of the work and will be beneficial for the reader.
  • Write down your thoughts and make an idea list. Do not be afraid to narrate in an unusual manner. Let the process be natural and easy. You must enjoy the procedure and the result irrespective of the topic.
  • Do not postpone writing, do not wait for inspiration, inspire yourself! It always takes the first few lines to be written slowly, while the rest is done fast.


Following these simple suggestions and having a creative idea will make your project interesting, informative and readable.

Colin is an in-house copywriter at Plagiarism Detect Co. Inc. that provides plagiarism detection services to make sure you text is original and unique.
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About GregDillon

Greg is the founder of strategy consultancy GD | Inspires and spends his days strategising for various design agencies and clients around the world - see more at He is also a prolific entrepreneur having launched - a website aimed at giving advice and insight to new, existing and veteran freelancers as well as commenting on all things strategic. Feel free to email him at: or follow on Twitter @StratTalking

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