Tag: Writing Tip

WRITING TIP: Express Yourself … Minus Social Media ‘Slang’

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It happens.  We get into the rut of writing so much on social media until we adopt shorter, more convenient ways to be understood.  For instance, Twitter allows for 140 characters when posting publicly while cell phone usage with texting and posting to social media calls for key strokes that are far faster to use […]

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Writing Tip: Focus On Your Story’s Framework

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Nothing can last without the proper framework, including a story. Before I ever start a story, I know the basic framework, or structure, of the story that I am to build upon. There are items such as organization and the makeup of the story that should be built prior to even beginning, and for many […]

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Writing Tip: Sentences Need Variety…Just Like A Good Salad

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When writing, be prepared to create a variety of ways to speak on paper.  Readers tend to recognize redundancy, and the last thing a writer wants is to bore the life out of their audience by being repetitive with word usage and sentence structure. For instance, use dependent clauses when starting starting a fresh idea […]

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Writing Tip (For the Blogger) – Fresh Is Always Better

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Fresh ideas for topics on a blog is one of the most crucial things to having a successful career as a blogger.  I’ve blogged for over ten years now, and it’s amazing the type of readership that one draws from topics that aren’t so ordinary or the same as everyone else’s around you. Therefore, write […]

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Writing Tip: Organize Your Thoughts, Then Write

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The organization of one’s thoughts is the first thing that needs to be done at the start of writing a new project.  Sure, there are writers who can wing it and wing it very well…even into a best seller.  For some writers, however, there is a need to think things through or even outline the […]

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Writing Tip – Create Your Own Voice On Paper

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There are a multitude of writers with skills that move beyond the pages.  That being noted, try never to copy another person’s style or voice because having your own voice will move you much further in your writing career.  For instance, there is absolutely no way there would have been two Whitney Houstons.  Why?  Because […]

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Writing Tip – Try Out Your TENSES!

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Learn to write in past and present tenses.  Know that sometimes, a book will sound and flow much better in the past tense or vice versa.  Give both tenses a try before carving your book in stone.  You will be surprised how a forgive and a forgave gives the story a whole new vibe, and […]

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Writing Tip – Beware Of Switching Tenses

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It happens to us all at some point.  We are writing a terrific scene in a soon to be best selling book, and upon the re-read of the perfect paragraph, we notice that either the whole thing or just a sentence was written in the WRONG TENSE. Be certain that the present tense story (not […]

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Writing Tip – Kill Redundancy

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Akirim Press Writing Tip

One of the worst things to do is repeat the same fact in a story too many times because it’s useless. Trust that readers have read that statement and will move on with the fact etched in their minds without being micromanaged every step of the way. Kill redundancy.

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