Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Writing Tips

Here's a few tips that I've found extremely helpful when writing, and there are some that I've yet to try. Have a writing tip? Share it with us!

  • Mark words that you like or find interesting with a pen or highlighter (in a book that you own). 
  • If you come across a word that you can't understand, look it up on google.com
  • Looking for the right word to use? You can find synonyms and antonyms for a word on thesaurus.com
  • Pay close attention to your writing, making sure you don't use the same words over and over again.
  • Put what you've been working on, away for a day or two. Check your writing and edit if you need.
  • Join a writers' group.
  • Take some courses on writing.
  • Buy books that offer tips (amazon.com)
  • Read often.
  • Try to add new words to your vocabulary. 
  • Ask for opinions on your writing from friends, family, and etc. 
  • Ask for advice from authors/writers.
  • Practice!

God bless!

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