Writer's Weekly

by , Tuesday December 6, 2016
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Edition One: Week Beginning 05/12/16

Of course, most users of this site are writers, and if not then we are readers. But what is it that makes us better as writers, helps us to connect with pour readers. This week's blog will contain tips about writing as well as some points on writing techniques. Enjoy!

Tip No. 01

 

Write from the heart. It is true when they say that you should write what you feel, not what you think. Of course, there is a lot of thought that goes into writing, and it is incredibly difficult to find the exact right words that sum up exactly what's happenign and exactly what your characters are feeling, which is where the feel factor comes in. If you can't FEEL your own emotions coming through and connecting with the character's, you arenever going to be able to get that character's emotions across well, so although your character should in no way be based off of you, you should still be able to understand them and their emotions.

 

Tip No. 02

 

Write whenever you can. Practice makes perfect as they say, and it takes years to be able to write in such a sophistsicated manner that we see in some published authors, so even if you feel your work will never measure up to that of your idol, whether they be John Green, JK Rowling, Sarah J Maas, or anybody else in the world. They had to practice too, and you should never give up because ir they did, there would be no Harry Potter, or Throne of Glass, or Hunger Games. In fact, if everybody just gave up and didn't practice, humans would gte nowhere except from the underworld because we wpuldn't have discovered fire or weapons and we'd get mauled to death by lions. So, unless YOU want to be mauled to death by your own nerves and your blank pages, DON'T GIVE UP.

 

Tip No. 03

 

Keep plot constant. I can't tell you how many times i have tired of a book because of the plot simply being all over the place. Of course, this isn't to say that you should keep the plot going at the same pace with no twists or turns, as that would just be horrifically dull, but at the same time make sure your readersa can keep up and don't have fifty different subplots all happening at once. For one thing, you'll just tear loads of plot holes in your work, and readers will also lose interest if they don't understand what is happening.

 

 

Now, for some writing techniques.

 

Metaphor:

Not the same thing as similie, of course. Similes are comaprisons, but metaphors are saying that something really IS something else, even though this is an exaggeration/drmaatisation and not true.

 

Simile:

Unlike metaphor, similes are used ina s imliar fashion, but are comparing two things.

 

Hyperbole:

An exaggeration used to get a ppoint across, which is often used in broadsheet newspaper articles or discursive writings for emphasis.

 

 

 

More to come next week, with more writing techniques and an interview with another movellian! :)

 

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