Writing is a skill and is not something that anyone can master quickly. There are no hard and fast rules, but here are 5 things that you should learn about writing the next time you’re writing:
1. Know who you are
A lot of people feel like their skill hasn’t developed as fast as other people do. They often start out by putting the same words in a single sentence, but end up with something that’s very difficult to read (like the phrase “I used to go to a place where people were killed by robots.”) Then when they get more experience, they say they don’t have as much talent for writing stories; and when they actually start writing in earnest they think they’re not as good as other writers because they don’t use the word “hero” as much.
Your personality is a big part of your writing. If your writing style reflects your personality, your character is something that makes your reader want to connect with you more.
The most effective way to understand who you are as a writer is to read a lot of other people or to read the type of stories that are being written.
The type of writing advice that you hear about the most is to either write it in the first person or as someone else, or you can look at a short story or story about how to be a real writer and find some similarities with the content of your work.
2. Know your readers’ needs:
Most stories, as long as they have a main character (or two) that’s trying to be the hero in their own story, are going to have a story that has someone die, someone be wounded, or someone’s character become a major problem to the main character. So if you’re writing something that’s primarily about the hero, you’re going to probably want to have some characters that will be involved in that kind of problem at some point in the story.
3. Know your audience:
You may come up with the premise of your story, but without the readers to back it up the story might not work. For every story that we publish that’s not about a main character or characters, there are many more that we publish that are.
This means that you need to know the audience that your writing is for. Most people are probably only going to read about their own story if it’s a short story or a series, and the length of the stories that we publish and the lengths that the people who read