Useful Tips You Should Follow If You’re a Writer
- Be Genuine
People know when your written word sounds like it’s genuine. You need to be faithful to your voice and the way you write. If you’re writing about a character, make sure you stay in that character’s personality the entire time. It’s just like talking to face-to-face. You can tell when someone is being fake.
2. Write Consistently
Writing, like anything else, takes practice. People don’t just start out as excellent writers. It’s a craft that needs to be honed over time. The more you write, the better you’ll get.
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
3. Remember to Read
Reading isn’t only for the sake of enjoying the story if you’re a writer. It’s important to pay attention to the wording, plot development, character structure, and story lines. What do you like about the story you’re reading? Take mental notes as you read.
4. Fight Through Writer’s Block
Even the most talented of writers have trouble coming up with ideas while they’re writing. If you’re writing a 80,000 word novel, there is no way you’re going to be able to fill those pages seamlessly. Take a break if you need to and eventually the words will come.
5. Do Other Things Besides Write
Too much of one thing day after day can just get boring. You need to fill your time up with other activities. Maybe go out and play some sports or watch TV. Take your dog for a long walk or go hiking. You need to fill time up with other things so your mind will stay fresh for writing.
Follow these steps to improve your writing!
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