The Greatest Writing tips I was ever given.

Hey! Long time no read! Lol, get it? Because you don’t see me but you Read my posts! Ok, anyways, because I haven’t finished the writing post I wanted to share with you today I figured sharing the greatest writing tips I was ever given would be fun!

When writing on paper skip every other line. This tip was given to be by a teacher when I was like eight. By doing this you’re leaving room for editing later on.

“Write down everything that happens in the story, and then in your second draft make it look life you knew what you were doing all along.” — Neil Gaiman. I found this quote on Pinterest an I have been carrying it with me ever since.

Routine is everything. Though I don’t have one currently I have heard time and time again that a writing routine makes your writing time more productive.

Are you stuck? write the dialogue first. I have actually tried this and it does work for harder scenes. I mean, I wouldn’t do it for the whole book, but for those scenes that are harder to run through, writing the dialogue first and then all the details is a great tip!

There is no such thing as an original idea. So often, we as writers put this huge pressure on ourselves to write something original. But, first let me tell you THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ORIGINAL IDEA! There are unique spins and different looks but there is no such thing as an original idea. If you look at novels and movies that share a genre, I believe you’ll find that they all have the same spine.

Write for you! I’m sure you’ve been told at one time or another, “Write the story you want to read” and though, yes that is important to remember, I am going to take a different take on this phrase… Don’t write with the intention of publishing. Write because it’s as necessary as BREATHING! Write because you can’t imagine your life with out it, because, trust me, it’s no fun writing when you’re just trying to get your name out there.

Set goals, make it a game. I have herd a few writer imply such a tactic and I think it works! Set a goal for how many rejection letters you get, things like that.

Treat it like it’s your REAL job. Talking it seriously, setting goals and deadlines for yourself.

Well that’s all I got right now. If you have any tips please share them in the comments.

Thanks a bunch!

— Nerd

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