Do Away AwkwardnessA Lesson by Camille Corbett
Because It's always repulsive to look like you're trying too hard.ALWAYS
1. Do not use a word if you do not know it's precise meaning, it is a huge turn off if a word is misused.A GARGANTUAN one .
2. Learn what parallelism is, I have read too many writings that could have been fixed if they practiced this simple rhetorical device. This can usually save even the crappiest of writings.
LOOK IT UP!
3. Read it aloud while editing it, it prevents awkwardness.
4.Never be offended by criticism, even if it is preposterous. Take it in, you may need it one day.
5. READ! Read good books, by good writers.
ex. If you wish to write erotica, do not read in the rubbish bargain basement erotics!Read Philipa Gregory and the likes.
ex. If you wish to write for Children's/ Teens don't read the new modern crap! Go to the classics or at least read the books that will be classics! (Harry Potter, Spiderwick, Pendragon)
6. Don't EVER adjust your style because you think someone has a better one, make yours the best.
7.Stay attentive for things, sights, and puns that you can put in your writing. Keep a folder of them, make it your goal to write down at least one thing a day. Or make a quote folder, of your own witty or powerful quotes you have said, it's not egotistical, it's your job as a writer.
8. If you hear something and you wish to write about it, sit on it, good ideas come sweeter with age, bad ones rot.
9.Long, drawn out descriptions are always boring, even if you are a good writer these will make your writing worse. ALWAYS.
10. Always try to refine your style, you want a person to know, when they read your writing, without even glancing at who wrote it, that it's yours.
Okay! That's all the tips I have for today. I will post a new lesson every Wednesday. Add me as a friend on here if you ever wish for me to edit or if you have any questions.
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Added on December 24, 2009
Last Updated on May 26, 2010
AboutI'm a 21 year old Fulbright ETA writing to kill the time and find my sanity. I have been gone for a while. But I have returned, so watch out for some new stories.