Do you love telling stories, creating adventures, collecting the facts or developing beautiful prose? These are all great qualities for any writer. Great writers are interested in either, or even both fiction and non- fiction writing, but, aside from interest, writers need a few more qualities to find success in their own work.
Ending the Story
It might seem like writing a lot is difficult but once you start practicing and researching, the ideas will start flowing out of you. You might have a hard time collecting those ideas and putting them into the right pieces. A great tip for new writers is to end your stories earlier than you expected. It is very easy to allow your writing to get away from you and lose sight of the end goal. Revisit the end goal throughout your writing by reimagining it throughout your work. If it feels right, keep it. If it doesn’t feel right, ditch it and keep writing. Writers who can communicate clearly in few words are very gifted individuals.
Edit Your Work
Just as revisiting the end of your story line is important throughout your work, it is also important to edit and revise your work in short intervals. Don’t allow yourself to be thousands of words into a story before you look back. It is difficult to keep continuity when the work needs to be edited in large chunks. Take the work and edit them in small pieces. You should sidebar some parts while editing your work and use those portions later.
Decide Your Goals
As you write, you will have to determinethe style most appropriate for the piece. You are going to find that writing the way you speak will be most comfortable for story telling. Use your natural tone of voice when you write and your work will be easy to understand.