Tuesday, 27 January 2015
It's time for another express yourself post. For those of you who don't know, express yourself is a weekly Meme hosted by Dani and Jackie in which a question, aimed at helping us bloggers get to know each other, is asked each week. If you want to find out more or read some other bloggers express yourself post click here.
This week the question is: what are some writerly tips you've found helpful?
It's actually quite funny that this question has come up this week as I just finished reading a book about writing that has really had me thinking about this topic.
I won't name the book but it had so much condradicting advice and baffling advice that it left me feeling as if all was hopeless.
Then a friend said to me," just write what you want to read," and that right there is the best advice I think I have ever had when it comes to writing.
I see so many people worrying about their writting but the reality is we should just write. Readers don't think like most of the people who write these writing tip books. I know myself as a reader I never disected the whole story and thought "Oh dear they use an awful lot of ly words. (a big no no according to the book I just read.)
No I read a book and if while reading it, it flows well, has a good plot and seems realistic then I am happy.
I just feel as if sometimes, people in the writing world just want to over complicate things to much. Where as I think that natuarally over time, with figure things out and improve from doing things like reading other peoples books and from trial and error.
But that's just my opinion. What do you think?
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