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The Eclectic Pen - Tips on How To Be a Great Author

By: Kami (Kidsey)   + 9 more  
Date Submitted: 3/2/2009
Last Updated: 3/4/2009
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Arts & Literature
Words: 301

  Use good adjectives. Great adjictives spark up the writing. Example: Instead of using said: Mumbled, asked, pronounced, sang out.

Be discriptive! Don't let boring writing clog your brain. Add at least 1 amazing adjictive in your sentence.

Have good grammer. If you spell a word wrong, or don't add a period at the end of a sentence, people get confused. (I need to work on this one)

Have Fun while you write the story! If you are in a total blow out, set it aside. If you write a good book in a good mood, the book seems to glow.

Don't be in a rush. To write a good story it takes time and patience. Chill.

It's NOT boring! People all have different tastes. You may think it's boring because you are writing it. If other people do think it's boring, take this to thought: If this was going to be made into an action movie, what would the directer change, add, and/or take away? If that still doesn't work, set it aside and work on it later, or accept what people say about it.

Make lists and charts. It is good to make lists and charts during the writing of your story, then you can refer back to them from time to time for some help.

Read alot. Anything you can get your hands on. Never let an unfinished book get to the end of your To-do list. (Even if it is bad: READ IT. You can find out what not to write.

Listen to music. Classical and jazzy music spark up the brain.

Don't ever write something if you don't enjoy the subject. EVER. (Unless you are in school. Get good grades kids- and do what the teacher says.)

Chew gum. I have no idea, but Extra Gum has helped me alot. (I'm chewing it now:)

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Kimberly Z. (chiKaD27) - , - 3/3/2009 9:11 PM ET
You're so funny. "Chew Gum"??? Classic. But on the other hand, really good advice. I'm gonna have to write that down.
Kami (Kidsey) - 3/3/2009 9:25 PM ET
Thanks. :)
Blake B. (Blakeish) - 3/4/2009 11:09 AM ET
Hmm, well I will definitely put these to action. Thanks ;]
Kerry M. (eduman) - 3/5/2009 5:22 PM ET
Wow... great advice... I intend to use some of your tips immediatley!
Kami (Kidsey) - 3/5/2009 9:08 PM ET
Awesome, thank you. It helps alot to know i'm heling people. :)
Kami (Kidsey) - 3/5/2009 9:09 PM ET
*helPing people :D (told you i'm not good with grammer. (I have too look over something 15 times before I notice anything!))
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