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Old 11-29-2011, 03:04 AM
Owen-L Owen-L is offline
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Default I need tips on writing! Fast!!!!!!

As you know my writing is sucky and I need tips on how to improve it x.x I kept on trying loads of websites but this keeps happening:

*a wild pop up appears* Do you need cream for your face?


Are you sure?

*clicks the exit button*

Pleaseee give me tips, I'm the crappiest writer on KP pleaasseee x.x

I want atleast 5 good tips before I come home from school >.<

Sorry if I'm being pushy, but if you've read my work you know what I'm talking about e.e
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:56 PM
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1. How I wrote was I first did poetry, which really helped me. It's easier to do detail in poetry, and then you just get better at detail.

2. Describe what it was like. Don't say, "He went through the tunnel". Describe the atmosphere of the tunnel. Unless it makes your story repetitive, don't skim over parts.

3. Try to use atmosphere. When writing a horror story, write at night. When writing a nature poem, write outside. If you can't, imagine that it is at night or outside.

and I'll use you as a
w a r n i n g
s i g n
that if you talk enough sense, then you'll lose your mind

- I Found, by Amber Run
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:04 PM
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Thanks DDDDD
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:12 PM
nemo8799 nemo8799 is offline
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I agree, poetry really helps me. But what helps me the most is self-confidence. If you have no confidence in your story and you think it's awful, then it will continue to seem "awful." Your writing is unique and special, because it was made by you. No one else in the world thinks like you, or me, or any KidPubber. Self-confidence does the trick, believe me. People can't see the ideas in your head, so you have to show them. Show them your ideas. Hope I helped.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:48 PM
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1. Show not tell. Use good, juicy adjectives to describe your surroundings and the people. Try not to make it repetitive by using different synonyms.

2. Make sure it flows. Use paragraphs, but not every sentence. If it helps you, read some things back to yourself out loud. The sentences and paragraphs should flow smoothly, not be choppy and short. However, the time to use shorter choppier sentences are when your main character can't think, or their brain is foggy, or times like that when that's appropriate.

3. Visualize everything in your mind. If you need to, look up some pictures on Google or whatever search engine you use to get you inspired and help you describe.

4. When using dialogue, use a bit of action with it. For example, instead of a straight block of dialogue like this-

"Hi," John said.

"Hello," Bob replied.

"How are you?"

"Fine. You?"

"Good, but I don't like the weather. Do you?"

"Nay, the weather is bad."

-Or whatever, don't do that. Your reader will get tired and confused after a while. Instead, use some interesting descriptions/actions while doing dialogue, like this.....

"Hi!" John said cheerily as Bob entered the room.

"Hello," Bob replied with a small wave. There was silence as John poured some tea.

"How are you?" John asked gently, sipping some of the scalding hot tea.

"Good, you?" Bob inquired.

John nodded, swallowing the tea. "Good, but the weather has been poor lately."

"Yes, it has," Bob agreed, but jumped as John accidently dropped the porcelain teacup. It shattered into several shards.

Finally, read it over when your done and edit!

Hope this helps.
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