Hello all! Sorry I haven't updated my stories or anything, but I'm finally back on! I'm going to give you some writing tips today! Well, first of all, don't do what I just did. Never start an article with, "I'm going to tell you". Begin your story describing the scenery, the day, or start off simple. Try not to use "Once upon a time". For example: A simple beginning might be-
There once was a young boy. This is a bit too simple, so try adding some details to hook your reader. There once was a pale, enthusiastic boy, who lived in a sad town.
A describing your scenery beginning:
In the fresh, summer air of the beautiful land of Italy.....etc.
Then, we move on to the middle part of your work, using colorful adjectives, transitions, and use of grammar.
Whenever a character speaks, try not to use,
I like to refer to these as "Bare-bone words," and try not to use them as much. Instead, turn them into words like,
Or, describe what your character is saying. "I just, don't understand." Muttered Felicia. "You don't have to," Felix replied, raising his eyebrows.
Always check back to your writing for: Captilization, commas, periods, or other punctuation marks.
Now for transitions. Transitions help your sentences flow easily together. A few examples are:
Now that you have read this, you may be thinking, I don't have an idea! Ideas can sometimes be hard to get, but with a little creativity, you can cure that writer's block.
First, one idea is to listen to calming music or sounds. I'll put a link in here for some epic music that's the perfect recipe for adventure. Rain sounds also work.
If you prefer to write in the silence, try thinking from a different perspective. Imagine being a drawing, what you would do, and how you would do it.
Need more tips? Leave your questions down below.