Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing some hints and tips about how to improve your writing. These are basic things I have learned over the years, from writers websites, published authors and constructive feedback from friends, family and online pals.
There is an argument that fiction writing cannot be taught because it comes from talent alone, it is in your nature to be creative. Whilst there is some truth in that, even the most creative person needs to learn how to use their ability and make the best of their craft.
This week: Good Old Advice
It’s been a hot and humid few days and the heat from my PC is melting my skin. So this week I’ve gathered together some links to help improve your writing.
from Girls With Pens
Excellent lesson on how to show what a character is feeling or doing or thinking instead of just telling the reader. Girls With Pens have a good blog with plenty of writers tips, well worth an hour of your time.
Good advice on how not to be so hard on yourself when blogging for the first time, we all make mistakes but it’s learning from them that counts. Novel Publishing Group has a good selection of handy guides from writing to publishing and how to use social media to showcase your work.
from Writing Forward
Grammar tips all writers should know and use. Writing Forward has a range of advice pages from creative writing to writing ideas and prompts.
from Kristen Lamb’s Blog
How to hook the reader by using conflict, amongst other things. Kristen Lamb is a social media guru, she knows he stuff and her blog has excellent posts, well written and very funny.
That’s all folks! I’ve booked nice weather for next week’s WTW, so hopefully the air won’t feel like hot wet soup and my PC will be in a better mood – it doesn’t like humidity very much, stupid computers.
If you have any writing tips and advice and feel like sharing, pop me an email or rant in the box below!