More thoughts on Writing!
I can’t believe we’re nearly in September. Oh, how time flies.
Things are moving quickly right now. In-between the bustle of life, work, and my latest publication plans, it’s nice to take a breath and revisit my roots in writing.
After some reading and reflection, I have compiled a bite-sized list of writing tips below. Hopefully, these tips work to inspire your next creation, just as they remind me of all that I have learned throughout my career.
If you find any of my tips particularly helpful or have your own writing advice you would like to share — please let me know, as I would love to hear from you.
As always, I hope you and your family are staying safe, warm and well.
P.S. For those following the publication trail of my current Work-in-Progress, Falling Pomegranate Seeds: All Manner of Things, I have also included a campaign update as well.
Writing is one of the greatest forms of discovery and art we have. Throughout my many years of weaving words and conducting writerly research, I have fallen upon many great quotes and opinions. While each author travels a different path to creation, below are the writing tips I know to be true for me, and hope may inspire you:
- Write uncensored, then uncover the hidden gems in your work worth polishing.
- Write what you are passionate about. There are stories waiting to be told alive in all of us.
- Think of your work like a sculptor would their clay: find your material, shape your work, and then refine. Nobody needs to seek perfection within their first attempt, they merely need to keep chipping away.
- Consider your ideal reader, and facilitate the journey you would like to take them on. At the end of the day, writing is a way to communicate and connect, after all.
- Plotting need not be more detailed than creating the situation you want your characters to navigate, again and again.
- Know that each reader will approach your work with a different viewpoint. This is the beauty of fiction and interpretation, and where the true power and magic of your work may lie.
Happy Writing, and I do hope the above advice serves you well.