The Anti-HeroWe are living in a time where escaping the confines of our home is what we want to do more than anything. Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, etc. can only provide so much entertainment. The plots become predictable, the characters lose…
Your words are magic, you just have to believe in them! We want to reflect positivity on writers because we love them! We need you more than you think, so keep being you! Write what you love and check out…
We can’t skip over Spooktober without thinking of writing a thriller! We must give the people what they want! Now, there’s a million and one sub-genres and other avenues for writing a thriller, but we are just going to stick…
Our biggest advice to writers is simply to write. As elementary as that sounds it is the best way to warm up your brain. Just as athletes need to get warmed up before a game or even practise we encourage writers to write freely before thinking about their next chapter or book they want to start.
You need to fill the page with as many ideas and thoughts as possible in order to find the best ones!
Transcribe your thoughts to words faster by prepping your brain to prepare for writing. The purpose is not to create publishable material, but to get yourself ready for it!
The best way to start is to have no judgement or expectation of the outcome. You are writing to write more, which in turn will lead to writing better!
Write more —-> write better —-> write more
It is a beautiful circle of writing!
Now, in terms of the warm ups there are millions of prepared prompts and questions that you can search with a click of a button. Some other things you can do are write letters, write comments back to your viewers, or write about your life!
What do you do to warm up your writer’s brain? Share your favorites in the comments!
Stephen King said it best…when writing don’t forget to think about the reader. They are the ones you want to read the book after all. You must create the idea, but as it grows the reader has taken over and made it their own. Leave room for their imagination to grow.
How do you interpret this quote? Share with us below!
To each their own, am I right? Don’t let a bad review or comment get in the way of feeling proud of your accomplishments. Even Roald Dahl had his share of negative feedback. But, it is what you do in return that makes you a better writer! Just keep writing!
First, find what it means to you and then carry on with the rest of this post.
There are a million ways to dissect this quote and analyze how others perceive it. However, there is one thing that is fundamentally true any way you look at it. Editing is a very important step of the writing process. There is no way around it. Without proper editing even a ‘good’ book can appear bad. Now, if you are someone who wishes to improve their editing techniques here are a few places to start!
Less is more!
Filler words are never a good idea. Find what you are trying to say and use the least amount of words to properly get your point across. For example: There are many people who write — Many people write.
Avoid weak verbs.
Use visceral verbs or verbs that express action over weak verbs. For example:
Find out — Discover
He went to Italy — He traveled to Italy
Avoid weak adjectives.
Be mindful when using words like ‘really’ and ‘very’. There are always better alternatives. For example:
Really good – Great
Very big – Huge
Don’t introduce unnecessary words.
Why use a weak word when a stronger verb or adjective is available?
Give your post a proofread — Proofread your post (verb form)
He shows signs of carelessness — He is careless (adjective form)
You can find a lot of programs to help you edit as well, but that is a whole other post! Never be afraid to continue to educate yourself on your writing. There are so many outlets looking to help you. Including us!
So follow us along your literary journey and we will learn together!