Writing a book is not an easy task to tackle (more of that later though), and sometimes we need guidance and encouragement to get us through this phase and get us to finish that darn book. Who better to encourage us than the leaders of this challenging gift?
Bestselling authors gave us more than just great reads to love and learn from. They also gave us a good deal of advice on being better writers. Let’s us examine the different stages of writing through the quotes of our favorite authors.
You’re staring at a blank screen or empty paper, whichever and nothing is happening. Your hands are lifeless, the brain is numb and you can’t get yourself to write down anything. Don’t panic. You’re not losing your knack for writing. You’re just experiencing a writer’s block.
Many, if not all, great writers go through writer’s block. Writer’s block is when your creative juices come to a halt. You can’t seem to come up with new or good ideas and each time you try to write, blockage.
Now, there can be more than one reason as to why this is happening. However, it’ll pass, just like everything else in life. Here are a few tips to help you get through this. First…
I’ve always loved to write. I’ve been writing since forever, although not so regularly these days. When I got something special for my birthday, I’d write down how happy and ecstatic I was when I received it. When I was scolded for not doing my homework or forgetting to make my bed in the morning, I’d put my sad thoughts into words. I continued to do so until my high school and college years, where my poetry and stories were appreciated, but my hunger to learn on how to be a great writer has never been filled. So, I continued to search for answers and here’s what I got – some wonderful tips from my favorite teachers, authors and a few useful snippets from the web. Read on if you need help with writing skills.
Writing a book is a wonderful achievement and it’s something that is truly your own. Taking your book to the next level and getting it published can truly be a major step and one that sends authors into a spin. However, while it might seem scary, it’s the next step for writers and it’s the only real way to know if people like what you write. Read on to find a few simple publishing tips that might prove useful for you today.
Have You Had The Book Professionally Proofread?
First and foremost, you need a new set of eyes to go over the manuscript and check for errors. Now, you might think you have looked over it a dozen times and it’s perfect but it’s easy to miss things, especially when you have written it personally. That is why you have to have someone look over the novel that has no interest in it, such as a professional proofreader. These are the ideal people to view the work with a fresh set of eyes and they know what they’re looking for. They can pick up on minor errors in the structure of the book as well as the grammar and spelling errors. This can help ensure your book is published perfectly and avoid negative reviews on the grammar and structure.
Love the idea of writing a novel? You are not alone! Thousands truly have a writer’s gene in them and getting the words down on paper can be magical. However, not everyone starts off like J.K. Rowling or the great Edgar Allan Poe! A lot of people can struggle with their writing, even though they have it perfectly set out in their minds. You can have a great and very unique story that interest people but getting it all down can be a troublesome factor. However, with a few hints, you might find them more than useful for aspiring authors. Read on to find a few tips that might help.