8 Great Tips to Start Creating

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I hope you have taken this opportunity to find that space and time to write. So today I am encouraging you to be brave, don’t hold  back with self doubt, don’t be critical, be positive and write your first chapter. It does not matter what your writing is like. When I went back to compile my chapters into a story, my writing was terrible. But at least I had something to work with. I started the arduous task of editing and forming a story out of what I had written. Get something down. Later you can tweak and polish and edit to a high standard. Before you can make changes, it’s vital that you at least have something to work with.  Everyday while staying at home  I write about 800 words, that’s  outside of my editing, and already I can see a short story forming  inspired by my two babes (Bettyboop and Olliepop).

1.Start Off… If you don’t know where to start, don’t bother deciding right now: Write what you want, and it will slot in where it belongs …

2. Start… Small, and you will frame the body of your story. …

3. Incentivize the Reader. …

 

When I first started writing, I made the mistake of thinking I had to offer all the information on a character, critical elements of the plot set the scene immediately. What I learned was that the reader is not interested in those details directly, what they want answering is, “Why should I keep reading, Do I want to keep reading.” So in your first couple of paragraphs, give them a reason to keep reading.

4. Commit to a Title Up Front. ...

The title you give a story—whether it ends up being your final title or just a placeholder— is your North Star.

5. Create a system to write your story . ...

When I started the thought of writing a book was overwhelming, so creating the story in sections made it easier for me to construct my story. I began by writing my story in ‘chapters’ as blogs. It allowed me to work out story problems and emotional beats early and served as a road map. My story thread did not follow consecutively. But it formed the outline for the book. There is something psychologically freeing about knowing that the problem you are tackling has already been at least somewhat addressed in a framework.

6. Allow Yourself to Write Badly. …

When I went back to compile my chapters into a story, my writing was terrible. But at least I had something to work with. I started the arduous task of editing and forming a story out of what I had written. Get something down. Later you can tweak and polish and edit to a high standard. Before you can make changes, it’s vital that you at least have something to work with.

7. Create a Synopsis:

This will help you understand your story.

8. Write as you go

Plotting is excellent if that’s how you roll. Still, it is also perfectly acceptable to sit down and start writing with only an idea of what you want to write about and go with the flow.

Stay Safe, Stay Positive, Don’t’ Despair, Create

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