Authors from around the world often give useful advice to aspiring writers and share ideas about the peculiarities of their craft. The essence of book writing is to promote an open and accessible knowledge society. Considering this, we present you with valuable ideas from various authors that can be invaluable to professional aspiring writers.
- Start writing as soon as an exciting thought appears, and do not stop until you write the last word.
- Make lists of nouns, from which a story may later turn out. View your listings and invent stories by randomly selected words.
- Write every day and don’t pile it up for the weekend. Bradbury is convinced that “over time, the quantity turns into quality”. The more the author trains in the creation of artistic texts, the better his writing skills get.
- Write one story per week. By the end of the year, the author will have forty to fifty stories. Some of them will be successful: according to Ray Bradbury, “it’s impossible to create 52 bad stories in a row”.
- If the author does not know how to start working, it could lead to insecurity. An author “needs to write only one truthful phrase. Write the most truthful one you can”, said Hemingway. “In the end, I wrote down one truthful phrase and moved on from it. – he says. – And it was already easy because there was always one true phrase that you knew, or saw, or heard from someone. If I began to write intricately, or to bring something out of something else, or to demonstrate something, it turns out that these curls or ornaments can be cut off and thrown away. Start with the first truthful, simple affirmative sentence”.
- Get to writing at dawn as soon as you wake up, as early as possible. At this time, the author can be alone to concentrate on work.
- Learn grammar and punctuation.
- Stop writing when you should stop writing to avoid a writer’s block. Hemingway says: “Always stop one you’ve written, and don’t think about work or worry until you start writing the next day again”. You should finish the work until the thought is not fully expressed. Stop, knowing what happens next, so that the next morning, you can easily continue the story.
- To surprise yourself and the reader, to allow yourself some experimenting, fantasize and think outside the box. In Palahniuk’s opinion, the modern reader is spoiled by the cinema, waiting for a surprise.
- Use the kitchen timer method when you do not want to write. According to Palahniuk’s method, you need to set the timer for one hour and write until the timer rings. That helps you get into that phase of writing where you’re spurred on by the passing of time. At this point, you should be carried away by the writing process, and you’d probably continue working on your piece even when the time is up.
- Take pictures for your books’ cover now – while you’re young.
Author Bio: Amirah Almousa is a passionate writer who loves to write on prevailing issues related to self-development. She wants to make people aware of the importance of self-betterment in life. Recently, her first book “Mama Is Gonna Take You To The Circus, Unlock The Joy Of Your Life’s Trip” is released in print format in the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East; and the e-book has distributed from more than 70 online partners, serving readers across the globe. In this must-read book, author Ameera Almousa takes the reader, regardless of their age, on a journey through life manifested in various circus activities.