- The Interest Factor
- Be Creative!
- Grammar and Spelling
Writing Tips «
Need some help in writing stories? Here are
some pointers that I've came across when trying to write my latest masterpiece.
The Interest Factor
- In this day and age, most people have an attention span
of about 3 minutes. So if you can grab someone's attention in the first
4 or 5 paragraphs, then the reader will most likely continue with your
story. That's why most action stories today start with a
cliff-hanger scene, and then afterwards, they really dive into the
- So make sure your stories include many
surprises and good use of details. No one likes boring stories.
There's absolutely no point in reading a
story if its about something you've read before. Instead, use your
imagination and think of something interesting and to write about. It
could be about something you've dreamt before or maybe a unique experience
you've been through.
Use proper writing
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.
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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