5 Creative Novel Writing Tips

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Written by Frankie Cameron

Are you a creative writer? Do you know any creative writing tips? Whether you write novels, short stories, blogs, journals or emails, there are all times when we struggle to find some creativity. But how do we improve our writing? This post will outline some tips.

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Here are some creative writing tips to help you succeed:

1. Don’t Stop Reading

It is impossible to become a creative writer without being a reader first. Discovering your love for writing should encourage you to diversify your taste, because limiting your reading to one genre leaves you with limited knowledge. If you want to improve, read everything that you can get your hands on.

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.

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2. Live with Imperfection

Even famous writers will tell you they are not perfect. No one is perfect but if you allow yourself to focus on perfection, you’ll never find success as a creative writer. Continue learning so your writing doesn’t stagnate.

3. Learn to Research

People always tell you to write what you know. That you can only write about love or hate; some topic that arouses passion. When you find something that interests you but you don’t have knowledge about it then you’ll have to learn how to research. Research, research, research, until you know the topic inside and out. It is part of being a successful writer.

4. Become Friends with a Dictionary

All writers need to build their vocabulary. Learning unfamiliar words can help you develop a story idea or set the tone or mood for a specific scene. Building your vocabulary will also help you find words quicker when you are looking for just the right one.

5. Record Your Ideas

If an idea suddenly occurs to you, write it down. Whether it is dialogue, characters, setting or a random thought, don’t let it get away from you. You might think you will remember it, but the human mind is a tricky thing, and it might be impossible for you to recall what happened three minutes ago, let alone an odd thought. Leave a notepad beside the bed or take notes on your phone, but keep track of your ideas because you never know when one will lead to something great.

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Final Thoughts

Don’t stop writing. You need to discover what writing tips work for you. It doesn’t matter your goal, keep writing. Do you have any writing tips you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments.

 

Until next time

Frankie

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