Hello, my name is Ana. Welcome to my blog! I started this blog to motivate myself to write every day. I embarked on a writing journey to find out all I could about the writing world. There are a lot of techniques and ways to write. However, I enjoy writing because it allows me to share my feelings, experiences, inspirational/motivational things, personal interest stories, as well as writing information, with others. My goal is to write a daily devotional/journal. I am a Christian and have discovered that faith is never losing hope. I welcome your feedback and anything you would like to share. Thank you for visiting.
I found some more writing pointers that my teacher gave us in the writing class I took, Writer's Way. They seem common sense enough, however, it is sometimes hard to be aware of these things when you are writing.
Be clear in your direction as a writer. Stay with details and your original direction. Don't get caught up in self-absorption. This creates a vague, muddy kind of writing. This happens if you get too absorbed in something you are writng and lose sight of the scene or action in your story.
Make the reader awake and present, a live part of your story. If you wander as a writer (in your mind), your reader will too. Stay present in your writing and write so that the reader keeps turning the pages.
Be precise and know what you want to say and say it. Know your goal, this is where you are going in your story. You have to know the ending of your story, as well as research what you are writing about. You can use Goggle to search for information about the time period you are writing about. You can type in a year and it will bring up everything for that year. It is important that you have some accurate details in your story so your readers can relate to it.
First thoughts - be fresh, be open. Do not screen your writing. You get to live an experience twice: when you experience it and then you relive it when you write it. Your mind sees and feels something. Lose the fear of writing down things. Let your writing bring up emotions, lose expectations. The process of writing must be wild and unbridled.
Be yourself - write about many different things to loosen you up, then pick something you really want to write about.