music a definate. and also be careful to have the right grammar and a good balance between dialogue and description
Okay, pleas, please, PLEASE capitalize, use quotation marks, and other correct grammar. Urrgh!
What ever you do, DON'T WRITE IN SCRIPT FORMAT!
If you need help with ideas, don't take other people's. Keep thinking. I've found getting hyper on sugar helps. Eat candy.
Listen to music, read, dream (literally), and have fun in the meantime.
I'm not the best writer, but I think I could give some advice.
Always have music on your hands. Inspiration is the key to being a great author. Take poems, songs, & movies and make them into your own version of a book.
Another thing, Never Procrastinate! Once you get into the habit, very difficult to get out of. The simplest way I know how is to get writing again. Comes back easily, or really hard.
Lastly, use a thesaurus! Have a wide vocabulary! USE YOUR WORDS!
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PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THIS WORLD: SPELLING AND GRAMMAR!
It doesn't matter HOW good your story is or how great a writer you are, I will IMMEDIATELY lose interest when I see stupid little mistakes.
Write your ideas down. Then plan it out so you can drop or add pieces as you go. If you make a very complicated story with many characters and plots, then you will want to have an outline of all of them so you don't mixup things. It helps to listen to music so your mind can work well yet be a little relaxed. REREAD!, its very important. Without doing so you may have many errors. Write as it comes and don't forcefully write when you aren't in the mood or else it will feel rushed.
may be people out there who aren't interested in what you write, or what your interests are. Who's going to make you stop writing if they do? People can't give up, even if their writing sucks! I know that I've written a few stupid stories in my lifetime, but WHO CARES?! It's fun! All for the enjoyment, I'll say! ^_^
Don't procrastinate. I've been in that position so many times, and its been so hard to get back up and writing again after putting it off for so long! Also, I find that when I'm feeling a particular emotion I usually write the story so much better than what I normally would. Finally, (and this is my most important) DON'T PUT YOURSELF DOWN. If you believe your writing sucks, then it will. Belief is my main priority when I write, and that's the main reason why I strive for excellence. Sure, there
Write what you want the story go to, then see if it meets it in the end.
That's what I do.
Live, Love, Eat, and Breathe your story. Have a basic idea where you want to go with the story before you write it, and add the details as you go along. "Don't put quotations in the middle of your story, like this."
"Enter a line, then write the dialoge."
Spell check makes such a difference, and more people will enjoy your story when things are spelled right and such.
Oh, and run-on sentences? The worst.
Avoid those at all costs. And have fun writing, like the other answer up there. ^
-If you're writing in first person point of view, don't just write in that perspective. Become that person, and the feelings from the main character whom you are speaking through becomes all the more powerful and meaningful. Also, forms more of a connection between the main character and the reader.
-Write as if you mean it. Don't put it off, don't think it sucks, and don't let other people convince you otherwise. You write what you want to write, and that's what makes it so powerful.