20 best writing tips

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  • Created by: saraaax
  • Created on: 21-03-12 18:47
  1. Do it. Write.
  2. Read as much and as often as you can. Remember, every writer is a reader first.
  3. Keep a journal or notebook handy at all times so you can jot down all of your brilliant ideas.
  4. Make sure you have a dictionary and thesaurus available whenever you are writing.
  5. Be observant. The people and activities that surround you will provide you with great inspiration for characters, plots, and themes.
  6. Grammar: learn the rules and then learn how to break them effectively.
  7. Stop procrastinating. Turn off the TV, tune out the rest of the world, sit down, and write.
  8. Read works by highly successful authors to learn what pleases publishers and earns a pretty penny.
  9. Read works by the canonical authors so you can understand what constitutes a respectable literary achievement.
  10. Join a writers’ group so you can gain…

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