Writing can be a very difficult journey to take on and one that not many people understand. How hard it can be to stick to like any beginning hobby and to not give up in the long run when times get frustrating. However, with perseverance and a little belief anything can be possible and here is some advice from a once newbie writer to a girl whose book is soon to be published!
Try Different Genres | Whatever genre you like reading, try it out when writing. However, when it comes to writing it sometimes can not go as planned. Just because we love reading a genre does not mean we will like writing in it. My advice would always be to try out many genres and see what flows best for you as many can give up just at the thought of not writing in their favourite reading genre. Try many before you ever thought of giving up!
Take Your Time | Writing is one long journey and there will be much frustration at how long it can take to finish a book and also when a plot hole hits and you don;t know how to smooth it out. Take your time and don’t let yourself get frustrated as this is where so many people can give up! Take it slow and enjoy the process, no matter how long it takes.
Querying Is A Long Game | If you are already past the phase of finishing a book and are querying, just remember that it can take a long time and many, many rejections later. However, going through all of this will only make you stronger and more determined to achieve your dream of becoming an author. I did not get a publishing deal by giving up after all! All good things take time for a reason.
Resting Is Advantageous | Sometimes I never used to rest when writing. I always felt guilty if I was not always writing something new and please, that is one habit I strongly recommend to get rid of. We all need to take breaks to recharge and that is why such a word as vacation exists. Because we need to let ourselves rest to come back even more amazing. Take breaks when you get to frustrated and it will make all the difference in the long run.
What are some of your favourite writing tips?