- Whiteboards – Whiteboards are a great way to world build, especially for fantasy worlds, and is also a fun way to contribute to your story. I found that once I drew out my world, I understood it so much better and felt like I actually know what I am talking about when I describe it. Whiteboards are also great for not only drawing out your world, but for writing out your sequence of events and whatnot.
- Write a Little Everyday – This may sound time consuming if you are busy and do not have time to write everyday, but it doesn’t mean you have to write a lot. I try and write at least fifteen minutes a day, and that doesn’t even mean me working on my story. I include writing my blog posts or journal entries as my “writing for the day” if I don’t have the time to contribute to my story. This really helps keep your creativity flowing!
- Ask Friends/Family – Ask the people around you what they would read. Ask what kind of aspects they enjoy in a novel whether that has to do with the plot, the characters or the world. It is good to get an inside on what readers want to read, so then when you go write you can add in things you know they enjoy reading.
- Writing Groups – I personally do not have access to a writing group, but I have always thought about starting one. I am currently in high school, and I know for a fact there are at least a few people who also enjoy writing so we could easily get together and form a writing group. If you know of one in your community, definitely check it out or if you don’t, start one!
- Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest – Pinterest is great for anything really. You can search up writing prompts, writing tips, character names…the list goes on and on. I love Pinterest and always use it for its creative writing prompts, and I am sure a lot of you appreciate to! Pinterest is also great for building up a character which I have started to do recently.
Those are five writing tips and I hope you enjoyed!