Writing is one of the most tiring and annoying processes. So naturally, I enjoy doing it. Creating content has always been my favourite pass time ever since I was young, however that interest and creativity has slowly started dwindling, as I’ve gotten older. I can’t really explain why—perhaps because of all the real-world issues that become more important than made up ones? Or has my imagination dissipated during my quick ascent into adulthood? It’s hard to tell, but one thing I do know is the more you enjoy writing, the more you have to force yourself to do it to avoid writing out of inspiration and ideas.
Recently, I have decided I’ve wanted to create more fictional content (as evident from the past two blog posts) and I have begun understanding what I really need to do in order to achieve any short-term writing goals I’ve set up for myself. Below are a few tips I’ve realized are actually important and not to be swept under the rug if you enjoy writing.
1) Always make an outline for characters and plot points
2) Write like no one is reading, because in the beginning no one is
3) Don’t be afraid to be controversial
4) Don’t be afraid to be raunchy—we’re all somewhat adults here
5) Write what you like to read, but don’t pander to a specific audience
6) Try writing the same scene, but from different perspectives
7) Be flexible with your writing style, it’ll help in figuring out what you are more comfortable using
8) Try and write every day, even if it’s short and not good
9) Don’t edit until you’re done a big chunk of your writing. There’s no reason to put yourself down before you’ve even begun.
10) Take in inspiration wherever you are, you never know what story you’ll find