Best Writing Tip

Hi everyone,
Hope you’re all doing well and staying safe.
I’ve recently submitted an essay about the best writing tip I’ve ever received and thought I’d ask here: What’s the best writing tip you’ve ever received?

Looking forward to read about it in the comment below.

©ZeinaA.G

30 Comments Add yours

  1. My dad said the important thing to remember is to tell a story and tell it well.

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    1. That’s a great tip! Did your father write too?

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      1. Not to the extent that I have.

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      2. That’s cool. Thanks for sharing😁

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      3. You’re welcome.

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  2. Be satisfied within yourself of your work, others may not be capable of reading at your intellectual or artistic level. Leaders don’t seek affirmation of being a good leader, they are willing to go it alone, if need be to get where their road leads them to. Not everyone will or can arrive at the same place at the end of your road. Tread the steps and cherish the triumphs each day of your journey.

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    1. Love this… especially this sentence, “Not everyone will or can arrive at the same place at the end of your road. ” Thanks for sharing.

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      1. It was very inspiring, thank you!

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      2. Good to hear and you’re welcome.

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  3. “Write what you know.” It’s been attributed to both Twain and Hemingway. Either way, it’s good.

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    1. It’s one of my favorite quotes too 😀 Thanks for sharing 😀

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  4. Jokerswild says:

    I was always told to never rush your writing, it’s okay to let the mind think of the next line to the story instead of spontaneously add something. And never add to much of an idea to an established story you already have, adding new ideas may make it clustered. And always enjoy doing what you do lovely.😊

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    1. I agree with this…Simpler ideas come across much easier to the reader. I can’t tell you how many thriller novels I’ve hated because of useless P.O.V.

      Some people work on writing schedules and put too much pressure on themselves. I just write down how much I’ve done for the day so I don’t get lost when I return to it and hope to be able to continue the next day or even after.
      Sometimes you can write everything in one day and then not write for days.

      Writers suggest going for a walk or taking a nap to give the mind a break.

      Ofcourse enjoying the process is the most important one. ♥
      Hope you’re doing well and staying safe over there xoxoxo

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      1. Jokerswild says:

        You’re very right lovely, taking walks clears the mind and it may possibly even give you ideas. You have a good way of writing, leaving things and returning the next day knowing where you left off. Keep at it, you won’t win if you don’t begin.😉
        Stay safe.❤️🌹

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      2. So true! ♥♥ Hope you’re doing well xoxo Hang in there!

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      3. Jokerswild says:

        I’m doing better❤️. Your words made me smile, thank you.🌹. And I will hang in there.😊. Staying strong and writing.

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  5. Olivia says:

    ‘Only write when you want to’ Thats the best advice I have received and follow myself!

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    1. That’s great advice 😀 Thanks for sharing!

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  6. My mother was a doctor of English and a teacher. She was a prodigious reader and an astute judge of literary quality. I expressed to her, one quiet night, my desire and intention to become a writer.
    “Don’t be ridiculous,” she said, “go and get a real job.”

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    1. Did she ever change her mind? 😁

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      1. No, she didn’t. So I got myself a real job.

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  7. Jay Bleu says:

    Speak from your heart

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    1. That’s beautiful😊❤

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  8. Word by word the longest book pages was written, brick by brick Rome was built

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    1. That’s beautiful! I love it. Thanks for sharing 😀

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  9. Don’t force yourself to write just for the heck of it. Let it flow through you naturally. Write when you feel like it. It doesn’t have to be forced. Hope that helps, Zeina. ♥️

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    1. Heyyy You 😁
      So weird that the tip I used in my essay was “Let it Flow” 😂
      But to me it had a different meaning.

      Love this discussion, already submitted the essay. I was just curious to know what kind of advice you all followed and so nice to read different opinions.😍😍 thanks for sharing❤

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  10. I am frequently quoting Kurt Vonnegut. So here I go again.

    “Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.”

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    1. Thanks for sharing 😀 I agree with this! It took me a long to accept this idea of placing my characters in awful events. It still makes me resist writing but I try to power through.

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