From Passion To Page; A Guide To Finding Your Voice

From Passion To Page; A Guide To Finding Your Voice

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Olivia Rose By oliviarose85 Updated Jul 27, 2016

I have been asked many a times to critique/edit books. It isn't something I'm opposed to, but I find most writers can help themselves with the basics. The rest is up to the readers or to editors to find. These are tips that I have given, along with info I have compiled throughout the internet. Also available are opinions from fellow Wattpad users on many subjects.

If you think of a topic that you don't already see covered, please let me know. 

There are over one hundred chapters in this book. Because this is a long ass book, I have added stars.

If you see a star on either side of the title of a chapter, this will mean one of three things.

1) It has either a lot of comments or a lot of views.

2) It was a chapter I felt strongly about.

3) It is on a subject I see commonly in the threads. 

If you are not up to reading the whole book, go to the chapter index and look for the stars.

Character Development

Writing The Story

Serious & Not As Serious Topics

Editing

Writer Woes

Reader Woes

Acting Professional

Wattpad Resources


My Advice:

Practice proper spelling, capitalization and grammar wherever you are. Yes, the threads are a place where writing can be more relaxed. However, the more you make it a point to write properly, the fewer mistakes you will make when writing your book. Train your mind to be consistent. It will make editing your work much easier. 

Keep in mind my word is not God. Feel free to write a few different types of profiles and share them with a trusted reader and friend.

In most chapters, there are websites to visit which will help you with most any problem you are having with writing.

If you can always find the mistakes in other books, but cannot seem to track down your own, please feel free to check out The Editor's Club.

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AdsIsHere AdsIsHere Jun 27, 2018
Absolutely! It's very stressful to update while writing, especially if you have school and/or a job. I did this the first time but not gonna do it again.
- - May 08, 2018
I have heard that trope way too much. There's way more ways to deal with the issues of sexual assault.
AdsIsHere AdsIsHere Jun 27, 2018
I hate this trope. Not only is this the easy way to make two characters fall in love, most of the times, it is not even handled properly and the author "cures" the victim's possible PTSD using the "power of love".
- - May 08, 2018
I have done this in the past. Not planning to do this in the future.
thewordseamstress thewordseamstress Aug 09, 2017
There aren't any Wattpad books of that sort. Yours is the first one over come across. However, there are many blogs and vlogs with great writing advice.
denisaacl denisaacl Feb 25, 2018
I agree with this. I can admire writers who are naturally talented at the craft, but I think all greatest writers are those who took the time to hone their skill and who were humble enough to accept criticism.