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Being girl's, we meet a lot of scenarios that we don't know how to handle. In this book, there will be advice, DIY's, and many other things that make sure you have the best life you can.

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7. Writing a story [Fanfiction edition]

 

   Story writing isn't easy to do. Having a strong vocabulary helps. Today, I'll be focusing mainly on fanfictions. Here are tips to creating a good fanfiction that people will spend time reading. I also want to apologize in advance if I offend anybody.

1. Good punctuation is key.

Bad i.e-  He took me out to dinner the candles glowing bright as I gasped admiring the scene it was to die for everything was laid out beautifully and music playing softly in the background creating what seemed to be our own world

Why it's bad- With no punctuation, the whole story is one big run on sentence. Punctuation will add emotion to your story.

Revised, good i.e- He took me out to dinner, the candle's glowing right as I gasped, admiring the scene. It was to die for. Everything was laid out beautifully; music playing softly in the background, creating what seemed to be our own world.

 

2. The number one thing that can make or break a story is spelling and grammar.

Bad i.e- so lik we went 2 a returant & it waz SO fun! omg, lik i had a blast. I waz askin 4 food and we had tons of fun. me and him kissed & omf!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gawd, it SOOOOOO hawt! I cnt belive dis actully hpned, lik wut? omg, im so happy!

Why it's bad- Nobody wants to take an hour to read one sentence. People aren't built to read horribly spelled words and terrible grammar.

Revised, good i.e- We went to a restaurant, and had loads of fun. We both had a blast, beginning by asking for our food. After we finished, we both went and had fun and the night ended with a kiss. I smiled, pulling back as I admired him. I can't believe this night happened, I couldn't be happier.

3. Come up with a unique plot.

Bad i.e- You and your four best friends go to a One Direction concert, but you didn't get front row. Somehow through the thousands of girls, the boys spot you and invite you on stage or backstage. You then faint and are at their house. You find out two of them are crushing on you and begin fighting over you. You have sex with one of them but regret it and run off to the other one who tells you he loves you. You develop a relationship with him but find out your preggo with the other persons child one day after you met. Your four friends end up with the rest of the group (I'm talking specifically about One Direction). Two days after you meet, the guy you're with right now asks you to marry him and you say yes. During the engagement, the father realizes that he actually loves you and tries to get you back. You get confused and run away, only to find out your parents died. You then get hit by a bus and fall into an eight month coma where you wake up, lose the baby and don't remember anything before the concert, how ironic.

Why it's bad- Do I even have to explain why this is bad? Just, no. Please if you wrote a story like this, reconsider your life!

Revised, good i.e- You meet one of the boys (not famous), and you guys are polar opposites. You resent each other for an extremely long time before you find yourself around him a lot more often. Eventually it leads to something and your relationship is put to the test, because no relationship is perfect. The girl will have flaws, she wont be perfect but that's what makes the story perfect.

4. Paragraph spacing.

Bad i.e- Chapter One.

He nervously itched the back of his neck, a shy smile tugging at his lips as his eyes scanned the ground in search of nothing. "W-would you like to go on a date with me?" Me?" You replied, as he nodded his head. You were shocked, you never thought he felt that way about you."Yeah, I'd like that." "Oh thank God." He sighed in relief as you giggled, standing from your position on your bed. "How long have you felt like this?" You asked, staring into his eyes "Too long," He replied, shooting a cheeky smile as you laughed. It felt amazing to know someone as sweet and beautiful as him liked you. " Well, be ready by five." "Okay." You replied, as he trudged out of your room. "Oh my goodness, I have got to call Ariana." You whispered to yourself, smiling as you ran to your phone. You dialed her number, waiting impatiently for her to answer. " hello?" "Hi." "Whats up?" she asked, her voice calming. "Guess who just asked me out?!" you shrieked, the excitement running wild. "Harry." She stated as your mouth flew open. "How did you know?" "He asked me where to take you." "Where?" "I can't tell you." She replied as I groaned. We chatted for a few more minutes before we hung up. Time to go get ready.

End of chapter one.

Why it's bad- It's just jumbled up words, you want to have separation for less of a head ache. Each time a person begins talking, it signals the start of a new paragraph.

Revised, good i.e- 

   He nervously itched the back of his neck, a shy smile tugging at his lips as his eyes scanned the ground in search of nothing.

   "W-would you like to go on a date with me?"

   "Me?" You replied, as he nodded his head. You were shocked, you never thought he felt that way about you.

   "Yeah, I'd like that."

   "Oh thank God." He sighed in relief as you giggled, standing from your position on your bed.            "How long have you felt like this?" You asked, staring into his eyes.

   "Too long," He replied, shooting a cheeky smile as you laughed. It felt amazing to know someone as sweet and beautiful as him liked you.

   " Well, be ready by five."

   "Okay." You replied, as he trudged out of your room.

   "Oh my goodness, I have got to call Ariana." You whispered to yourself, smiling as you ran to your phone. You dialed her number, waiting impatiently for her to answer.

   " hello?"

   "Hi."

   "Whats up?" she asked, her voice calming.

   "Guess who just asked me out?!" you shrieked, the excitement running wild.

   "Harry." She stated as your mouth flew open.

   "How did you know?"

   "He asked me where to take you."

   "Where?"

   "I can't tell you." She replied as I groaned. We chatted for a few more minutes before we hung up. Time to go get ready.

5. Long chapters

Bad i.e- I took her in my arms, craddling her body as I admired her fluttering eyelashes. It was truly a beautiful sight.

   End of chapter one.

Why it's bad- Give your readers more to read. You cant expect them to be content with two sentences.

Revised, good i.e- I'm not going to type and long chapter out but something that didn't take two minutes. Something that takes hours because you have to think about what to put down.

 

 

 

 

 

Forever&Always,

 

 

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