Whether you are finishing the final pages of your first draft or haven’t even thought of a story idea, these tips and tools will hopefully help you with your writing. All of these tips in this blog post have been found in the book, “Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies For Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark”, this book was incredibly helpful and I recommend it to all writers!
Tip #1: Place strong words at the beginning and end. Obviously, we all want to have strong words throughout our entire novels or stories but sadly that is very difficult. Anyways, try and have your strongest words at the opening and closing of your story. This will grasp your readers attention more and makes your story stronger altogether.
Tip #2: Write what you fear until you master it. If you are scared of writing in past tense because you usually write in present, give it a try! See if maybe you were meant to write in past tense because that may be how you write the strongest. Don’t just always write the same or choose a “safe path” for your story because then you will never become a better writer.
Tip #3: To test and strengthen your writing voice, read your own words aloud to see if it all flows nicely and if it is interesting. By reading aloud you can also see if your own words actually sound like you and not like someone your not. It is incredibly important to have your own writing voice because it sets you apart from other writers.
Writing Prompt of the Day: A young girl finds a loose page on the ground with her name on it, its…
Writing Quote of the Day: “By the power of the written word to make you hear, to make you feel – it is, before all, to make you see.” – Joseph Conrad
Don’t forget! NaNoWriMo begins in just over a month so start planning and I hope you are excited as I am!