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The Truth About Smart Writing Is about To Be Revealed

You must be thinking….Have I come to the right place?

Will I find what I’m looking for at this page?

Well the answer is YES!!! Continue reading and see for yourself…

Its a general misconception countless times that writing smart is tedious and only best sellers can achieve it. But I have a few tips that will help even kids who are adamant about writing.

Be Consistent

The aim of any writer is to remain consistent throughout their career. Ruling out distraction plays a key role in continuous consistency. A schedule or a plan is very important since it enables you to eliminate everything and focus whole heartedly on finishing that book even if its just for a few minutes. For those who write on the go, this may be hard but remember remaining consistent takes hard work and dedication.

Show don’t tell

Its often a custom where we tell the readers whats happening but why not show them? Not to say that we wont tell the story but dig deeper into the feeling behind the action with descriptive words allowing readers to visualize, feel, internalize and experience the story you are telling. Being explicit with detail which will immerse your readers into deep thinking.

Avoid Cliches

‘Washed over’ and ‘over-used’ words – If its been heard already then its a cliche. Make it your own with individuality and uniqueness because there is only one you. Originality should be every writer’s main aim in order to keep their work fresh. Anything that is perfectly acceptable shouldn’t be used in your story. There should be a time where everything is scrambled changing the end view your reader had in mind.

Ask these questions if you ever feel a piece has cliches

  • ‘Is it what I meant to say really?’
  • ‘Have I found the best way to convey it?’

Attack you work as an editor and reader

Young writers who aren’t yet published often fall behind when it comes to editing your own manuscripts. Editors and critiques comb through your work for the smallest mistakes that can dreadfully pull you down but being your own editor helps you to discover new techniques, learn more self editing tools and have an insight into the revision process. In the webinar titled: “Be Your Own Editor: Tips for self editing your own work”  Instructor Harold Underdown will teach you the techniques he uses to self edit his own work as an editor.

Procrastination

“Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today” a wise person once said those words to me.

Well technically Benjamin Franklin said it but over time it resonated within me. In my younger years I certainly didn’t understand what they meant but after taking three years to finish my first book I came to understand the negative effects of procrastination.

  • Procrastination promotes more stress
  • Procrastination makes your memory work harder
  • Procrastination actually takes more time

Be confident with your work

The most important ingredient any author needs to write smart is self confidence . Its easy to feel inspired by the work of others but to value your own work and see a vast amount of creative vibe is truly important. On the other hand isolation will only bring introvertism which is not a road to follow since the encouraging words of fellow writers like yourself helps to boost confidence levels and bring forth positive thoughts.

All this to say that there is no universal way of writing since every writer is unique and exhibit different qualities but these tips are sure to help you succeed on your path to being an accomplished writer.

 

Do you have some smarts tips of your own?

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10 Top Writing Sites For Young Writers

How’d you like to learn of different sites to share your stories to a wider community of people?

What if I told you that millions of other professional writers use these sites to publish their work too?

Better yet, what if I showed you how to leverage these sites to your advantage an attract more readers, followers and subscribers? Here are ten sites that are sure to help

Writing Communities

Wattpad – A redefined way of storytelling and everything you love into a social on-the-go experience. More than 45 million people worldwide have joined the Wattpad family. Wattpad enables you to discover, create and express yourself with uniqueness and true voice to be acknowledged. Young writers are given the opportunity to inspire millions of readers with stories and watch their audience grow.

Commaful – Takes everything from creativity, best selling and bundles it into a wonderful experience. It allows writers to share their deepest secrets, funniest stories, poetic feelings and more to the community. Authors are allowed to reach millions of people from around the world just by sitting in the comfort of their home.

Movellas – This global platform gives teenagers and young adults who love to read, write and unfold their creative sides a chance to do it. Movellas takes social writing to a worldwide community of people through personal movellas. Users are able to participate in contest follow friends, get professional tips from writers and download their mobile app. Stories can be read offline and accessed anywhere, anytime.

Swoon Reads – The undiscovered is given a chance to become the next best seller. Swoon reads publishes the latest and greatest YA fiction with the help of readers and writers like us. This community is there throughout your publishing process until the book is ready for publication. Together they bring your story to life “Great books are better shared”

Figment – An online community to create, discover and share new reading and writing. It allows young writers to find fans, share, vote up other stories and embrace their inner nerdism. And although procrastination is bad, Fig allows you to do it all from sonnets  to mysteries, sci-fi to cell phones novels fig has it all.

Scriggler – This debating platform involves writing, blogging and much more. A place for young writers to write and read on any topic in any level of detail. Writers, bloggers and journalist are able to share their thoughts from fiction to poetry, science to politics and book reviews to philosophy. Growing an audience, interact with them and learning who they are. Scriggler is open where you can experiment and try new things you’re allowed to join clubs and find the exact stories that you need or even discover more talented people like yourself.

Getting Published

Inkitt – Wanna get a publishing deal? Inkitt is the place to visit. Inkitt believes every author should have the same choice to succeed. There marketing team are focused on building a long term career for young authors.

Completely Novel – This friendly publishing platform is dedicated to helping authors create, publish and sell awesome books. They offer free advice and their friendly team is always ready to guide whenever you need them. They boost an eclectic mix of authors from fiction to non- fiction by providing simple tools to create professional books and distribute them all over the world within days. “Want real friends ask completely novel”

Poets, I haven’t forgotten you just yet. These sites are for your benefit to explore and transform your poetic skills daily.

All Poetry – Mingling with the largest group of poets from beginners to experts. Creating a fan base, share your poetry, read and much more. All poetry is a home base for poets.

Hello Poetry – A peaceful space for young poets to share poetry. This site serves nearly a million readers a month and is a home to hundred of thousands sharing their poetry. HePo remains a labor of love.

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