I am back from my holiday and back to my boring and busy life. During my holiday I took some huge decisions about my life and some of that includes that I have a timeline for my writing. I had started writing a book for a while now, but for some reasons, it seems impossible to finish it. So no more excuses for me from now on. I have a number of words that I need/ I have to write each day. Otherwise, that book will remain a dream all my life.
Yesterday I was googling tips about writing, and I came across a few tips that I wanted to share with you. Some I knew already, others are new for me, but others are new and I feel that many of you would find it useful.
- Write every day
I knew about it and even though I wasn’t writing at my actual book, I was writing here, on my blog or writing anything, like descriptions, dialogs …
- Good Grammar
I think that this is a very important thing in the writing process. A good grammar is an important part of what makes a book good. And that why I don’t write in English, haha. I write in Romanian even though my dream is to have a book, my (future) book, translated into English.
- Do your best to be the best
– Don’t try sounding smarter than you are
– Do not use words that you don’t understand
– Be yourself. Write what you know, about what you know
- Make a routine out of it
Setting a schedule is not a bad idea. But if your life is unpredictable and setting a schedule is not something that you can afford, do not despair. You can always set a number of words that you have to write each day. I just started this (5 days ago and I just love it) and I have to write at least 500 words each day.
- Stay focused
Writing can be harsh sometimes and that’s why you have to stay focused. When I first started writing, I used to do it everywhere as in the living room with the TV on, which was a distraction for me. Now I don’t do it anymore. I write in my room, with the door shut, and the window closed. Nothing to distract me from what I have to do; creating something beautiful.
- Keep a notebook by your side all the time
This is something that I do. Even though I could write on my phone, I love to write in a notebook first every time I have a new idea. And you never know when a good idea pops into your mind.
- Do not write for the fame
This is something that I say to myself all the time. I do not write for the fame but to prove myself that I can create something beautiful. I love to read other people’s books and I want other people to read my book. I do not want to be famous. I want to show my creation to the world.
- Learn from others good writers
I love to read the books written by others authors. My favorite is On Writing by Stephen King. I read it twice already and I’ve learned so many things. There are also many others as Kurt Vonnegut, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Seinfeld.
If you know another good book, please let me know about it in the comments section below. Thank you!
- Beat writer’s block
I don’t call myself a writer because I do not have anything published ( yet) but sometimes I have this block. I feel like I can’t write a full sentence so I try to beat it. How?? Writing useless things as my feelings on a piece of paper or trying to describe the weather, the street, anything. Even though I don’t do a good job out of it, at least I am trying to beat the writer’s block.
- Stop worrying about being a good writer
Just write. You want to show to the world your creation, not the fact that you are a good writer. Not everyone will love your work. Write what you have to say and someone will appreciate it for sure.
- Show your work with others
There is a good thing showing what you wrote with other. Expect criticism and learn from it. Accept other people’s advice and listen to their thoughts.
I can’t think of other tips but if you know any, please let me know in the comments section below. I hope you will find this post useful and keep writing.
And don’t forget:
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