Writing

25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, and Authors (Part 3)

I’m so excited to do this post for the third time. I love posting these tips so I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy creating them.

Check out the previous posts if you haven’t already:

25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, and Authors

25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, and Authors (Part 2)

Below are the more recent writing tips:

25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, and Authors (Part 4)

25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, and Authors (Part 5)

25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, and Authors (Part 6)

You can find all these tips on my Facebook page and my Twitter feed as well. Thanks to everyone who has supported me thus far via Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, a combination of two, or all three.

  1. Stay in the chair. Stay in the room. Stay until you have written something.
  2. Let your work and ideas simmer.
  3. You can’t make writing optional.
  4. Tell the story first and foremost.
  5. You don’t need to know how it ends. You only need to know how to begin.
  6. To become great at anything you need to do a lot of it. In this case, you need to read and write a lot.
  7. Think of the blank page or blinking cursor as your friend, not your foe.
  8. Write first. Friends, music, games, and everything else comes after.
  9. Writing is a pleasure and a privilege.
  10. Don’t waste the reader’s time.
  11. Words don’t bleed. Cut, slice, and chop them if they don’t belong.
  12. You have the right to write.
  13. Write in spite of your internal thoughts or emotions.
  14. Writing: the only time when it is okay to be a brutal sadist.
  15. Know your characters as well as you know yourself.
  16. Whatever you do make sure you make your readers care.
  17. Creating and editing are two different processes. Don’t combine them into one.
  18. Your work doesn’t have to be perfect the first time around.
  19. The words you don’t use are just as important as the words you do use.
  20. There are no definite rules to writing. There never will be.
  21. You either write or you don’t. There is no in between.
  22. Know the difference between writing to impress and writing to express.
  23. To be a great writer you must reject mediocrity.
  24. If you have something to say, say it with conviction or don’t say it at all.
  25. The best novels evolve over time, just like people do.

Hope you enjoy them. Have a lovely, long weekend!

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