JENNIFER LYNN ALVAREZ'S
So I thought this could be a post where we all share our writing tips with each other.
I totally agree with @Wispiflower and @Echoheart (Echomoon)
Tip: Write and read everyday.
Every day I set an alarm to write for 15 minutes and either add on to an existing story or start a new one. I almost never have an outline, I just get an idea and run with it. Sure, I could read it later, cringe, laugh, and change it, but the idea, the plot, is there. It's fun (generally XD), it relaxes me, and I'm training myself.
When you read, you subconsciously memorize spelling, sentence structures, and basic rules for writing. You pick up the elements of a story without thinking about it. Reading others' work strengthens your own writing.
NOTE: Writing and reading everyday helps with writer's block. Whenever I'm stuck, I flounder. Reading can not only give you ideas, it can improve your mood. Writing anything also increases your creativity and focus levels.
Hope this helps!
@Rainleaf (Desert Herd) @Cinderfrost (Sunblaze) Holy moly y’all this chain is so loooong XD (But BEAUTIFUL)
(@Wispiflower WISPI!!! OH MY GOODNESS HIIII
Lol, yeah all things KotLC are long but beautiful 😉)
@Rainleaf (Desert Herd) Too true, too true XD <3
I have a new tip...
Don’t be lazy. Write even if it’s trash. You can fix it later XD
My English teacher needs to outline everything before he writes. People function in odd ways lol.
I have new advice: Just write. it doesn’t have to be all day, but every day. Write even when you don’t want to. Practice makes perfect, so WRITE!
R.L. Stine said this: ”Think about it like this: when you write, you are a writer!”
if you want more tips, here: https://youtu.be/rYqZjCsAJeg
I say read different kinds of books, draw scenes that have happened past, present, or future. i get my most inspiration, reading, being outside, and doodling. depending what you're writing about, if its takes place in a forest, spend rime outside, and notice the different colors. since i'm writing a book on dragons i'm reading dragon books, mythology books, and so on.
XD this was helpfull to me! But i guess i have a tip: (not that great tip) i once tried to just “force” writing, i get very bored easily so i cant sit still! It helps to do little parts at a time for me(: hope that was helpfull
why does it matter either way? as in why would it be harder on paper?
Thanks Flamefrost! I’ve been trying to do the painting pictures with words thing for a while, but when you are writing your fanfic on paper, it’s a little hard.
I’m so inexperienced I don’t have tips lol. I’m only really good at art.
Because she talked about Brackentail insisting on being in the story even though she didn't want him in it. You're advice about listening to your characters reminded me of that.
Thanks Flamefrost! Did you by any chance watch the give away video when Mrs. Alvarez talked about Brackentail?
I somehow havent seen this post, yes I know its older than when I came on but whatever . . . .
Anyway my advice -woah I have a lot but I’ll try not to overload it- is to let your characters run away with you. If you want the story to go one way, then try to go there. But if you hear your characters protesting, listen to them and go where they want to go and not where you want to go. This happened in my fanfic because I wanted to get Starfall’s story done faster, but she kept on adding details and I just had to keep up. It’s very true that sometimes, the story writes the author.
Also, and if you’ve read my fanfic, you know I love to be descriptive. I know sometimes it seems like I might have too much descriptions, but I like ”painting pictures with words.” I know that sounds cheesy but it’s really true. When you read a good description, you know exactly what the author wants you to see and you can visualize the action. Do you know what I mean? That being said, sometimes it is good to keep the reader guessing a bit. Being hazy on details can interest the reader more and make them want to keep reading.
So there’s my advice, sorry its so long
This advice still deeply inspires me as a writer from the day-to-day. Thanks for putting it out there! I need it more than I’d like to admit lol.
OK I am working on a story, it isn't GH related but maybe I will post it some time so yall' can get any advice from that. One piece of advice is to add little things here and there to make things look different from what they actually are. use some perspective. for example: maybe stars are actually holes in space that lead to a different world...(sorry for the random example) but I hope you get what I mean.
Can i tell you some advice about writing, sort of...? Belive it or not, it came from my mum.
She loves fairies (as you do), so she wrote a book about it and sent it off to two publishors. After being declined by both, I dont know why, but she either forgot to send her story out to more or she just gave up. She told me that if you send a story to publishors and get rejected, never stop looking and trying until you've sent it out to all the publishors in the world.
That was kind of for if your looking for tips on publishing, but its the best i got. Thanks, mum!
I kinda do that to Cass.
Same Cass. One time I made up this story about these kids who went to Disney World and while they were there they got transported to a fairy tale land to fulfill a missionary , but I never came up with an actual.missoon so I sort of "forgot" about it. That was a lesson to me to never give up on a story even if you get stuck or think that it's horrible.
I dont have much for advice.. I just roll with it lol. I make up the story as I go
And thanks for sharing that Wispiflower
One that I just thought of it to get away from the world when you write because I love listening to music and when I write it distracts me if I have it on. For a while I would sit down and try to write a story with music on and my brain would wander off and I couldn't stay focused. (If music doesn't distract you just disregard this comment)