Becoming a writer can both be exciting and frustrating. In this post, I will give you 10 tips on how to become a writer, based on my own experience.
1) Write a little every day
If you write 10 or 20 minutes each day, your story or book grows fast, and you’re always in your project and don’t have to remember where you where in the story. Moreover, most people can write better 10 minutes a day than writing an entire chapter “next week.”
2) Let your main character develop
Static persons are difficult to identify with (unless it is the point of the book!), Whereas people who grow, reminds us how we can improve ourselves. It is exciting to read and follow.
3) Do not give up
Even if you get rejected on your first book, try sending it to a different publisher, and write a new book while waiting for an answer. The wait will not feel that long if you keep yourself busy, and you are improving your writing skills
4) Have a write of session
Set your clock to 10 or 20 minutes and write as much as you can. You do not need to use the text for anything afterward. Do not edit or read what you have written before the time has passed.
5) Write in 20 minutes intervals
Set your watch to twenty minutes and write, write write. Do not get interrupted by checking your Facebook, sending text messages or making tea. Just write! Then take a break and get back to writing for 20 minutes.
6) Read books
Do not be afraid to read books in the same genre that you are writing in yourself. It will make you a better writer if you know what works and what does not in different styles.
7) Read about writing
Books that celebrate the creative freedom of just writing and books where you learn about plot and structure are perfect for reading if you are looking for developing your writing skills. There are a handful of good writing books. Searching for them on the Internet is easy.
8) Find a group
A writing group is perfect for motivation and for finding inspiration. And not least good for responsiveness! You can search for a writing group on the Internet or at your local library.
9) Try a different genre
Even though you have only written fantasy so far, try writing poetry! Or go from novel to short story. Write a party song or an article. It can give you new writing energy.
You can’t judge whether a story is good or not if it’s not finished. After you have finished, you can ALWAYS go back and fix it.
Now it is time to find a publisher or to publish your book yourself.
I also have written a post about How to publish your book on Kindle.
And a post on How to write a book and enjoy it.
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