Yep, I'm here for a second time this month! Enjoy! =D
Hey friends, one of my lovely followers, Sarah, suggested that I do a post of writing advice! Its actually embarrassing to think how long ago she asked me to do this but I hope she will forgive me and that you will enjoy this anyway!
1. Don’t believe everything you hear.
You will hear tons of advice in this huge world of blogs, forums, friends, authors and adversaries. You need to think about all the advice you get, make sure it’s actually something that applies to you and that you know is correct!
2. Take a deep breath
Weather you in the middle of a story or just beginning this will help. Even if your story’s not going perfectly its okay, your story’s going to be imperfect but it’s still going to be YOUR STORY no one else out there has that exact story so it that alone it’s going to be awesome!
3. Remember you’re amazing
I can’t tell you how many potential writers I've known that have given up writing because they “Never finish a project” or “Are terrible writers” in their own thoughts. Keep in mind, no matter how good you are, you’re the best you've ever been right now. The same will be true in five years. And you are amazing, let me tell you, you’re never going to write a story quite like you can right now, because you’re constantly changing and so is your style. Which is what makes your writing so amazing.
4. Put your hands to the keyboard.
When you’re sad, write. When you’re mad, write. When you’re happy, write. Even when you’re out of inspiration, write. It’ll be the best thing you've ever done. I know some of my best stuff I've ever written has come from when I was very sad and wrote to pour my feelings into one of my characters story. And sometimes you’re going to have to write when you’re not feeling inspired, don’t worry about it. My advice would be to use one of three solutions 1. Log onto Pintrest and scroll. Some of my best ideas have come from looking at my friends boards. 2. Look through your old notebooks and files, sometimes you’ll find amazing ideas that you shoved aside. 3. Talk to a friend. Sometimes all you need is to talk to someone, maybe even write a story with them!
6. Stop writing for people
Okay this is a problem I really struggle with and it’s writing for people. Not writing a story for other people, but writing because someone said you should. Most of us are at a very free point of writing, unpublished. You should take advantage of your freedom and write some story’s you’re never going to share, just for fun. Ultimately you’re writing for one person anyway: God. Granted we get lots a pleasure out of it and having someone like our story’s just thrilling but if the story brings glory to God, then it’s an amazing story right there. God gave us the freedom to just write and write just for ourselves sometimes.
Ouch, I even hate the word. Let me tell you right now, I’m very bad with criticism. I have cried many times over people saying they didn't like my stories, but you know what? It’s really helped me. But I’m not saying you just need to grin and bear it, it’s okay to cry a bit when people don’t like your story, but after your cry, take a deep breath. It’s gonna be okay, yeah, it hurt but your amazing non the less. You need to understand that there are people out there who aren't going to like your story. But there’s probably even more who are going to love it. So I would have a good cry then really think about the criticism you just got, the person probably had some good points that will make your story better!
Thanks for reading, ya'll are awesome!