WRITING TIPS/ADVICE – Writing it Right.

“…. write as if no one is watching and no one is ever going to read it …. write for yourself and write as if no one is watching… write your truth as bluntly as you can, brave, unafraid, shameless, and true to the very core….” – Anonymous.

Let’s get into it.

It is OK to Overstep the Line.

Do not apologize. Write as though you do not need to justify anything you say. Writing without remorse is important, without worrying about stepping on anyone’s toes.

This makes your writing far more effective and direct than trying to justify everything you say. What are you even afraid of? Criticisms? No way!

As J.K. Rowling once said, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

Edit, Edit, Edit.

Thorough editing gets your work to be a masterpiece. Never get angry at a professional editor for slashing your work of hundred to fifty pages. Only by good editing can others see and feel what you feel about your work.

Write every day

This puts your writing on a whole different level. Thanks to our Admin, the challengers are already doing that here. Imagine if you were this consistent for a straight whole year or even three months.

Vary your sentences in structure and length

If you start every sentence the same and keep every sentence the same length it will create immense boredom within your readers.
Throw in some short sentences! This will make your reader pay attention and the message won’t appear so long.

Say what you want to say with as little words as possible

When you edit or review your writing try to shorten what you want to say. The first draft should always be the longest and anything thereafter should be as concise as possible.

Write for you, not others

The worst thing you can do when writing is to write what you believe other people want to hear. It will make writing a chore, will drain all your energy and you will be left feeling like it was never good enough.

No brackets.

Parentheses only weaken what you actually want to say. If you want to say it, say it. If not, don’t.

Fewer prepositions.

The fewer the prepositions, the better. Sometimes we add two unnecessary prepositions to one verb. Look at these below:

“He wants to meet up with Sarah in the morning.”

“He wants to meet Sarah in the morning.”

Eliminate redundant references.

The readers just previously read your last sentence. They will remember it. Don’t begin the next one with a preposition or injection. Never reference the end of your previous sentence at the beginning of the next one. Example:

“Writing improves your thinking. With this in mind, I suggest you write daily.”

“Writing improves your thinking. I suggest you write daily.”

 

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