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