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For Fiction writers.

Rated 0 points - posted 9 years ago by TWeb in category Other.
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Write a little every day Report Abuse
Otherwise you get in the habit of NOT writing.
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SHOW, DON’T TELL. Report Abuse
If you don't know what that means, do some research. This is very important.
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Good Critique group or partner Report Abuse
You don't want someone to tell you its wonderful and there aren't any problems (those are called readers, not critique partners), neither do you want someone that rips it apart and doesn't like anything. Find a happy medium.
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Turn off your internal editor Report Abuse
Get it on paper first, then worry about editing.
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Develope your characters Report Abuse
How would they react to different situations? What are there likes and dislikes? You may not use this information in the book, but if you know it, you "see" your characters clearer.
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Plot Report Abuse
Know approximately where you're going with the story.
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Keep a pad and pen with you at all times Report Abuse
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Grab the reader’s interest with a strong first line or hook. Report Abuse
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Give your character a trait, vulnerability, problem, that you can relate to. Report Abuse
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Join a writers' group Report Abuse
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the best way to learn to write is by writing Report Abuse
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Read books, stories or articles similar to the one you want to write Report Abuse
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Attend a writing conference Report Abuse
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Take a class at a local college or arts center. Report Abuse
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Don't worry about rejection Report Abuse
Write for yourself and to tell the best story you can. Worry about rejection when the book is finished.
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Don’t use purple prose Report Abuse
overly extravagant, ornate or flowery
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Learn the difference between viewpoints– Report Abuse
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Read and study books on the CRAFT of writing Report Abuse
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Set the tone and keep it consistent. Report Abuse
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Set up a strong conflict Report Abuse
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