Copywork is an exercise that helps you learn to write better by imitating the authors you love.
With copywork, you can learn the structure and flow of the text and improve your spelling and grammar. It can even serve as a form of meditation or mindfulness practice.
How to do copywork
Choose the writing that resonates with you and start a new Copyworking session.
Carefully read a sentence. Notice its structure, tone, and word choice.
Mindfully copy the sentence you've just read. Then read the next sentence and repeat the process.
Become better at any type of writing
Novels, blog posts, ads, speeches, nonfiction, poetry, cover letters, even Tweets — with Copyworking, you can become better with any type of writing.
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The Waves by Virginia Woolf
Frequently Asked Questions
Copying other authors word-by-word? Will that really improve my writing?
Yes, it will! Copywork is a powerful tool for practicing grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. By analyzing the text you're copying, you'll learn how to use literary elements to create tension and mood in your own writing. However, it's important to also engage in other forms of writing practice, such as free writing and creative writing, to develop your own unique writing style.
I haven't heard about copywork before. Has anyone used it to learn to write better?
Yes, many successful writers have used copywork to improve their writing skills. Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, James Joyce, Flannery O'Connor are some examples of famous authors who have used this technique to master the craft. The reason why it's not as well-known is because it's often considered a traditional method, but that doesn't mean it's not effective. In fact, it's a simple and efficient way to practice writing, grammar, and spelling.
How often should I do copywork online to see improvement?
The frequency of practice will depend on your individual goals and level of proficiency. However, we recommend that users try to do copywork on a regular basis, whether it's once a day or a few times a week. Consistency is key to seeing improvement.
Give Copyworking a try and see the improvement in your writing skills.