When writing it is sometimes hard to always achieve the desired results in which you want. However, with these five tips, it shall perhaps help you upon that path and make you more confident with submitting your next piece.
It is important when writing to have a source of inspiration. This allows the writing to flow more freely and be more powerful. To capture a perfect piece, or as close to perfect as possible, inspiration is needed. To find inspiration, look towards various concepts or people, even perhaps the great writers themselves, and channel that strength into the piece you are currently writing.
Don’t force it:
This point is crucial. If you do not feel the need to write at the current moment, do not force yourself to do so. The end piece that is produced will not be as strong due to being forced and will lack the ability to capture the readers attention, perhaps dissuading the reader from reading later pieces.
Remember, first impressions are everything and making sure that your piece is powerful from the beginning will reinforce your writing and make it as interesting and attention drawing as possible.
Check before submitting:
Do not submit a piece of work without running your writing through a program to check for various mistakes. These programs include Grammarly (includes a free version), Microsoft Word spellcheck (very barebones) and also other various online-based spell checks. Look at your work as a professional piece and imagine that others will be doing so also. This mindset will help you polish your work before clicking submit every single time, and you will benefit greatly from doing so.
Make sure you read (as I’m sure you all do) lots of different authors and genres to gain an understanding of how they have achieved what they have. Analyse their writing style, their word choice and other techniques they use to understand how maybe you could incorporate some of these techniques into your writing. Who knows, perhaps you could become the next F.Scott Fitzgerald?
This point is more a personal choice, but I do believe it is important. Converse with others authors and writers, perhaps exchange ideas and give feedback on how you can improve and what you have achieved correctly. Also, go to locations, grab a coffee, blend into the atmosphere of that area and just listen. That’s right listen and understand how normal conversation flows between others. This will help the dialogue in your pieces flow more smoothly and not seem forced, allowing relationships between your characters to seem natural.
With these points in mind, I hope to find you writing more and perhaps be more comfortable. Remember, anybody can be a writer, all it takes is hard work, inspiration and dedication. Goodluck.