100 Hacks to Help You Become A Better Writer
Real writing, no matter its form or intended audience, honestly reflects the passions and ideologies of the author. Any nuggets of advice that flit about on the internet, in books and newspapers and magazines, through conferences and classrooms only help tighten technicalities. Students or aspiring professionals wanting to galvanize their writing abilities should certainly explore the follow hacks in order to gain a much broader knowledge of the craft’s mechanical elements. They cannot teach creativity or lessen its subjectivity, however.
1. Prologues are not always necessary.
As the stellar Daily Writing Tips points out, prologues work for some stories while failing on others. Use their tips on figuring out when springing for one may be entirely unnecessary.
2. Suspension of disbelief only goes so far.
Though science fiction and fantasy require more suspension of disbelief than others, all writers need to understand its limitations in all genres.
3. Keep character sheets.
Short and longer fiction alike can benefit from keeping a detailed character sheet on hand in order to maintain consistency.
Anna sent along these tips from her blog. Read the rest of the list here.
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