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So, keep writing and practicing! Hello there, My name is Audrey and I am a fourteen year old who loves to write. I can whip up anything with given five words. I have been writing fictional short stories for a long time and my family and friends always tell me to publish them. I also write many poems and want those to be published as well.
All of my pieces have a lesson, and a message to share to others. I want to publish them into the public, to share good things with people. I want my life to be remembered by people and have them love my stories and pass them on as well.
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Where can I get someone to read and edit my stories and then help me write them into a book? My favorite tip of yours is not to be too wordy. Thanks for taking time and share your own experience with us. It is indeed are a great tip on how to write and the content is engaging and I kept reading until the end. I have also written an article on blog writing tips which you may like to read about.
Thanks for this site, I am very new at writing, well… not very new since I started writing in the seventh grade and i am now a freshman in high school yay. Thanks for the pointers and will try my best to include them,. This is really helpful thank you. If an editor could contact me on this address that would be amazing thank you again.
They just […]. Thanks for the great tips, Alison!
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I maintain my blog, in which I write small stories and articles, but the idea of writing some great serious work appeared recently. Fortunately, I came across your advice! This is exactly what I needed thanks! I also advise unicheck. I am not kidding! All the best! Lol you just happen to come across this or was this your intention from the start trickster!! In the first paragraph I found myself adding in commas where I thought they should be.
As Alison points out in this article, you should try to avoid repeating words too often.
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There are instances where you switch from past to present tense in the same paragraph too. I actually finished a short story some time ago,but it was sent back to me by the publisher, He said it was not good. I am sure these tips will serve for many beginners. But this is a case of academic writing. I appreciate your writing tips. I see them all the time in books I read and I happen to like having a little heads up about what is going to happen in the book.
I also like a little more closure at the end of books. However, if avoiding them makes my writing tighter then I will take your advice. I have find that and epilogues and prologues only work when they make you ask more questions rather than explain everything. For me the beauty of fiction is having so many questions about the world you read about at the start and then at the end you feel like a native inhabitant because of the information you gathered from random conversations or landmarks your character stumbles upon pretty simple examples.
A clear introduction to the book may answer some questions preventing you from discovering them through reading. And most of the time an epilogue just ruins what would be a perfect ending which it should be. Wow sorry for being a bit chatty, just my two cents. I am starting a book and im looking for someone to send my manuscript to, to have a look, read and correct it.
I often have great ideas but when I sit down at my computer, I just stare at the blank page and find that I have absolutely no clue of how I am to put my ideas in writing. I am often writing and deleting the first paragraph countless times and then I give up and get dissappointed in myself because I love writing and would love to actually finish a story.
Stop deleting and keep writing. Writing and editing are done by two completely different parts of the brain. Write first, keep writing, and write any old thing — just keep writing. Then you can go back to edit it later. Good luck and enjoy! Alison thanks you for this article. Hey, i am looking for a writer who can walk me through my writing journey. Your advises are good i think i am not pro to say it so..
I want to write a book ,but i am afraid because i am still 15 and it may turn out not as good as i plan it to be. Do not be afraid of trying. Alison has provided some valuable information here and I believe you will do well.
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