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

Sorry for the delay.

Part five of my 25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, And Authors experienced some technical issues but now everything is fine and fixed.

As always, these tips are posted on my Facebook and Twitter.

  1. When you focus too much on yourself, you miss out on valuable opportunities around you.
  2. You don’t read anything? You can’t write anything. You read everything? You can write everything.
  3. Know where you are going before you get there.
  4. Get the words on the page first. That’s your top priority.
  5. The most painless way to become a better writer: read.
  6. Emulate the best but don’t ever copy.
  7. You learn the most through finishing things. Finish your stories, your poems, your novels.
  8. Write with an audience of one in mind.
  9. Unused ideas and notes don’t have to go to waste. They may serve a purpose later on.
  10. Words don’t magically appear on the page—you have to put them there.
  11. Never write to please.
  12. Write like no one is watching.
  13. Don’t be scared to ask for help, especially when first starting out.
  14. I write because it is the only thing I know how to do.
  15. Writing is a passion filled with agony.
  16. You will learn a great deal through the act of finishing more so than only starting.
  17. Don’t try to please everyone. The minute you do is the minute you’ll fail.
  18. Find editors you trust. You can’t always trust what you write on the page makes sense.
  19. If you don’t have a specific reason why it is there, leave it out.
  20. Common sense and the writing mind are not friends. Imagination is.
  21. I think more when I am writing than when I am reading yet I learn the most when I read.
  22. I can’t stress the importance of titles and headlines enough. Always invest time into them.
  23. The backstory should be in the back, not front and center.
  24. Embrace all forms of criticism. Learn to grow from your mistakes.
  25. Remember: you are a writer. Your muse lurks in your subconscious.

Links to previous posts:

25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, and Authors

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

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

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

The most recent post:

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

4 thoughts on “25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, and Authors (Part 5)

  1. Very good tips 🙂
    The part about reading is especially true – so many people don’t read and yet think they can then go ahead and write very well. It’s key for a number of things; ideas, grammar, structure, spelling, vocabulary etc etc.


    1. Thank you. Danke. Merci. 🙂
      Yes, reading and writing go hand in hand.
      And in comparison reading is so much easier than writing, which is why I don’t understand why some people despise the very act of picking up a book.


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