Writing Tips for Aspiring Authors

Have you ever had a brilliant idea for a story that hasn’t been done yet and then feel the need to be the one to put it together in an epic story? If you have, then you are a potential aspiring author with the need to share your stories with the rest of the world. However, writing a book isn’t as easy as it sounds. If only it were as simply as just writing but it isn’t. It takes a lot of time, thinking and above all patience. Here are a few tips for all aspiring authors out there.

Plan the Story

The best kind of story is one that is all connected together, with no plot holes and where everything is tied together perfectly. Think about all the planning J. K Rowling had to out into Harry Potter. It worked out perfectly. Know the direction you want the story to go in from start to finish. Know how many chapters you want to have and how long you think they should be. What points should be addressed in which place and any key scenes that is needed.

Think of Great Characters

Only a  great character can carry a great book. A unique character that is well thought out with their own unique personality that is able to grasp the readers attention and make them care about their story. You need to establish their character, background, motivation and character development. Their personality must shine through in your words. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a character that everyone loves, just one that we can invest in.

Think of A Good Name

A catchy name is what catches someone’s attention. The name must be intriguing enough to grasp attention while at the same time give a hint to what the story is about. You can name it after a character or even the overall plot of the story.

Write What You Know

When writing, it is recommended to write about what you know so you are able to give as much details as possible. Maybe a personal experience you had or someone you know who struggled with something. It will help you get more invested in the story is you know exactly what you are talking about.

Don’t Give Up

Again, writing can be hard. There are many problem that you as a writer can face. Writers block, lack of inspiration or even laziness. The important thing to remember is to not give up. If you are persistent and determined the you will finish it. Even if nobody else ever reads, you will know that you did it.  

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