~ Use Literary Devices like pepper. Use enough for flavor, but don't over season.
~ Don't use words like (thing, nice, stuff, etc.) that much. They are boring and don't add much to your writing.
~ Don't worry too much about making your first draft perfect! The first draft is just about getting your ideas down
~ When you have no inspiration
and you don't know what to write, ask people for first sentences. They can be really inspirational. Or check out M. KIRIN's YouTube Weird Writing Prompt videos.
~When you're starting your story, don't start with a few paragraphs of description. You have to get the reader hooked somehow, action or introducing a problem work well.
~Show don't tell.
~ When you have inspiration for a story and know what you want to write, write it down right away.
~Keep a list of good, unique names for your characters. It helps to go through the list when you pick a name, and can help you find one that fits their personality.
~At first it might be hard to get ideas for your book but a way you can get ideas is writing whatever nouns come to mind on a piece of paper and seeing if want to write about any of them if not keep trying!
~When you don't know what to write about, ask people the age you want to write for what they want to read. Like if I want to write a sci-fi book for 7-10 year old boys, I'll ask them whether they prefer robots or aliens.
~When you write a story with blood, gore, and death, make sure you give a warning.
~Write what you want.
~If you're working on a story and suddenly get a great new idea for a different story, write the new idea down and a few paragraphs about your ideas for it, then keep working on the first story.
~If you don't have any ideas, get a notepad and pencil and walk around your house, the town, or anywhere!
~There are many genres of writing- you can write what you want to! Don't feel limited to one genre, because everybody else writes it. ~Write what you want to write!
~If you really like a book series and want to write about it but want it to be your own idea, write a fanfiction about it.
~If you aren't having fun writing a scene, nobody's going to enjoy reading it. Skip ahead to the fun parts and edit the most boring pieces out of your plot.
~It is your imagination and no one else can control it. always make sure it is your idea and you like it, otherwise it will be no fun to write.
~ Give your characters flaws!
~ Make your characters have an interesting backstory that shapes who they are. Example: Black Widow (Natasha Romanav) from Marvel
~Write until not writing makes you anxious!
~For each bit of writing, find a certain style that you like. For example, I like to use Jerry Spinelli's vague style sometimes, or whatever book I'm reading.
~After writing a few chapters, write down on an index card the characteristics you imagined your characters to have. Then, read through what you wrote and decide if your characters are what you meant for them to be.
~Sprinkle your description of a person or setting throughout the scene.
~Less is more!
~Write based on your experiences. Make characters feelings true and real.
~Keep your writing simple. If you get too caught up in metaphors and description you'll never say what you mean.
~Writing is something to show your thoughts and show your talent of writing to others. Writing is important to many people. Describe surroundings and characters to help the story come alive.
~Make your characters relatable, even if they aren't human.
~When you're writing, don't make too many characters! It gets confusing. I suggest having: about 12 main charecters, 8 semi-mains, 3 villains, and 3-6 background people. That's 26-32 people. (but it's not as much as the warriors series)
~Don't just describe your characters like "he had brown hair. He had blue jeans". Try to slide it into the description, something that also describes the world around him, like "He wiped sweaty brown bangs away from his face, padding out leftover pool water from his blue jeans."
~Writing is expressing your feelings, so get a pen and scribble away!
~Use all five senses (Touch, Taste, Smell, Looks, Hearing)
~Use easy words/names to pronounce
~If you are having trouble steering away from fanfictions, try writing in a fangirl's perspective.
~Space events apart! Unless they are meant to lead into each other, it may seem over-dramatised.
~Think about something that happened in real life and over exaggerate it.
~If you get bored writing it, readers will get bored too. Try to skip the usual talk and cut right to the important stuff that really effects the plot
~Easier to start writing in first person, Easier to finish in third person.
~Don't choose crazy names that are hard to pronounce and are made for soap operas.
~Come up with names for OCs last since they are the hardest part. Or, making your OCs first can help shape the story.
~Use as much Figurative language as possible. It helps with senses.
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