I need some advice on my writing.
I am new at blogging, and beginning to explore writing. If anyone has any suggestions, etc. please feel free to comment. I know I have grammatical mistakes and need to work on them. I just would like to improve my writing.
I'm not a professional writer, but I have taken many many hours of writing classes, so let's see if I can help. First of all - read more. Read the type of writing that you wish to do yourself. Grammar is important, however, it is not as important as creativity. I would have to say that the only real way to improve your writing is to WRITE. Write every day, as much as you can. Post it on here and ask for criticism. Find other writing forums and do the same. Here is a Google link to some screenwriting forums, however, I'm sure you could find some more suited to your preferred style of writing.
Some screenwriters' forums:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=scre … &cad=b
The other important thing is to learn to quiet your inner critic. You know, the little angry person in the back of your head who is constantly spewing insults your way like, "Oh this is ridiculous, no one wants to read about this" or "Are you kidding me? This has been done so many times before". Once you start learning to let words just flow onto the page without editing as you write - things will go much more smoothly. You can always edit later! No one has to read everything you write. JUST WRITE
Well, the grammer problem can be solved my simply cut/pasting your hub to a word program and running spellcheck. So now you can just write without worrying. Ive found that writing straight from the heart is the best thing. I call it 3 stage writing. 1st stage is just write as you feel and talk, no commas or any kind of punctuation, dont worry about offending anyone or saying something wierd, just let it flow out of you like water. 2nd stage proofreading, just to make sure it flows all together, when reading your own work it should roll by like speach, if you find yourself stopping at all, then thats an area that you may want to revise, and add specific details or splash some exciting descriptive words around. 3rd stage is Grammer and spellcheck. After all that I read one more time and if it flows, its done.
Good advice (mostly). One thing that I would add is to walk away from your work for a while. I find that when I come back and read what I've written, I often see things that need to be fixed or reworded to give the piece a better flow. I revisit my hubs every so often and generally do make changes. I consider all of my hubs to be works in progress.
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