trinitystories_xo Presents: Writing Tips + HEARTBREAK DIARY

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They get stuck — I know I do. ALL OF THE TIME.

It's inevitable.

Some people are great writers who can write all day long once they get an idea, but then for some people, it's the exact opposite. I

get so excited about starting new stories, but when the time comes to actually sit down and write it, my mind goes completely blank and I don't know what to do. Just stare at a blank document?

If you are a writer or want to be a writer, you have got to make sure that you are truly passionate about the story you are writing, because if you're not, then it's going to be one of the hardest things to write.

For example; I wrote my first book, The Fight For Love, which is around 70K words in 3.5 months because I was so excited the entire time I wrote it.

Then, the sequel came along and I was so excited too, well only for the first couple chapters.

Over time that book has become harder and harder to write since I have little to no interest/passion about it and it's already been over 2 years of me writing the story.

That's why you have to ask yourself if you would want to read the book you're writing. Put yourself into your readers shoes.

If you, the author, wouldn't want to read the book, then who would?


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2.) READ! READ! READ!

People have always told me, "To be a good writer, you must love to read a lot." And I completely agree.

To be a good writer, you have got to know and recognize the different styles of writing, the different kind of ways people like to write. If you never read, but try to write a book, it may not turn out how you'd like.

When I wrote my first book, The Fight For Love, I was only 15-years-old. I hated reading, no — I despised it before I began to write my own story.

It used to take me weeks to finish a 300 page novel, until I began to read everyday, whether it be on Wattpad or published novels and soon enough, I could read a 300 page novel in 1-2 hours.

The more you read, the more you get an understanding of the way of words. It can help you become a better writer, I know it has definitely helped me.

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3.) NEVER STOP WRITING

No matter what people say. No matter how much hate you may get. DO NOT STOP WRITING. EVER.

Haters are going to hate. If you enjoy and love writing then do it. Don't let what other people may think of you hold you back.

People are going to judge you, no matter what you are doing, or who you are, but you can't let that get to you.

If they say you can't write, then just ignore them and show them how wrong they are just by doing what you love. Writing more.You can't learn from your mistakes if you never make any.


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4.) BE PATIENT

If you want to be a writer, you have got to be patient because a million reads isn't going to happen overnight. It's going to take time, maybe a lot of time.

If you don't have that many chapters of your book posted, then it most likely won't get that manny reads at first.

Why? Because not many people want to read uncompleted books. Don't let that discourage you though!! Keep writing your stories and with time, more and more readers will come.

My book did not have that many reads at all while I wrote it, but I never gave up because it was something I loved to do. 

While I was writing "The Fight For Love" I probably accumulated around 100k reads in the 3.5 months before it was accumulated, but I was updating almost daily with 1-3 chapters for each of those updates.

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