Writing tips are abundant and can be found all over the web. Every author is on their own literary journey, and a part of that is to learn. We all have different skill levels depending on how we’ve developed on route. Here are some of the main writing tips that I’ve gleaned from the past years of publishing my work.
I’ve split the writing tips into a series of articles below, highlighting the main topics covered.
You can also read a previous blog post I wrote – Lessons I’ve learnt from writing my first novel
Part 1 – So you want to write a novel
Fiction or non-fiction
Once off hobbyist or serious career writer
Decide early – you thinking may need to change
Make time, don’t find time
Part 2 – Ideas and Concepts
Ideas and Concepts
Researching your main ideas
The one-page outline
Part 3 – Pantser or Plotter? What type of writer are you?
Which of the two is the correct way to write?
So what am I?
Part 4 – Outlines and Plans
The rough outline
The chapter outline
Part 5 – Characters. Critical to an engaging novel
The Nature of Character
Protagonist vs.c Antagonist (and the rise of conflict)
Part 6 – Sitting down to write your book
The First Draft
Writing a full synopsis after the draft
Reworking and self-editing
Part 7 – Getting professional help with your writing
A good freelance editor is essential
Find a proofreader
Get a few beta-readers
Formatting your files to market standards
This is just a short list of some of the important Writing Tips. If you liked what you read continue reading my PUBLISHING TIPS
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