DK ' 2000
The Story Domain

- Sub - Sections -

- The Interest Factor
- Be Creative!
- Writing implements
- Grammar and Spelling
- Characters

- Link to TSD -

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- Tips on How to Write Better -

Here are some pointers to remember when you're writing.  If you have some writing tips of your own, please send them in.  I'll post them up on TSD.   


The Interest Factor

These days, most people have an attention span of about 1 to 2 minutes.  So its important to grab the reader's attention in the first 4 or 5 paragraphs.  If you don't, then forget about people reading your story.  They'll just read something else.  

If you watch movies, you'll notice that the first 10 minutes almost always start with a cliff-hanger scene.  Then afterwards do they really dive into the storyline. 

Be Creative!

There's absolutely no point in reading a story if its about something you've read before.  So use your imagination and write about something that's actually interesting and original.  It could be about a dream you had, an unique experience you've been through.

Use proper writing implements

If you can't type very fast, then don't use a computer to type up your first draft.  You want to get your train of thought down before you lose it.  Usually, I have a bunch of episodes running around my head just dying to become text.  I can type pretty fast, but usually I lose some of the great ideas I  had before.  If you're like me, then get a verbal-text program.  So whatever you say will instantly become text on-screen!  You'll spend less of your time on typing and more on thinking.

Grammar and Spelling

Good grammar and spelling is essential in writing stories.  You don't want to sound stupid or give your readers a difficult time trying to decipher what you're trying to say.  

Character Development

Make your characters lively and believable.  Good stories are often further enhanced with rich character personality.  Shakespeare was an excellent writer because his characters weren't one-sided.  They made jokes, they betrayed, they performed unnecessary acts, they showed emotion, etc.  Always try to incorporate real human behaviors and attitudes into your characters.  

 

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