Hello everyone! I'm back on track! I have the rest of March all planned out and I'm ready to post more interesting content! I've seen a lot of bloggers start to write stories on their blogs (including me) so I thought I'd share some of the do's and don'ts that I look for in a story! Remember, these are all my opinions. They are not tips, just things I personally look for.
REMEMBER THESE ARE ALL MY OPINIONS, NOT TIPS!
DO: Straight plotline, doesn't just drift off into nowhere.
I like it when the writer can keep the story interesting instead of just drifting off into a story which can just go on and on! I like a story with action! I learned this from reading my own writing. I didn't know where my story was going and it was just plain boring.
DON'T: Make the character make a "reference" that they're actually writing the story.
Okay this is very hard to explain so I'm just going to go ahead and give an example:
"So reader, you're probably wondering why I'm writing this story."
I'm not saying I don't like first person writing, I just don't like it when the person directly points out they're writing the story and calls out to the "reader".
DO: Make the reader think a little bit.
This is very specific but I find that a lot of authors/writers do this! This is cool, especially in mystery stories. I like having to think a little bit about what's going on, it gets my brain going.
DON'T: Directly give out information about the character.
I don't know why, I just don't like it when people devote a whole chapter to explaining:
"I'm Cara Bulimi, I'm 17, I live in Chicago, this is how I saved my parents lives from a big earthquake. We were under attack....."
Blah blah blah. I don't need that! Whenever I write, I like to give these little hints one by one so it adds up and like my last opinion "Make the reader think a bit", it makes the reader think a bit!
DO: Create some interesting characters
I LOVE those "mysterious" characters and the "sidekick". People can really make characters interesting and I absolutely adore that!
DON'T: Be like everyone else.
Create your own style of writing! (Okay hold on. Someone in my Reading class didn't know Shakespeare was a real person) Try something new! I love seeing new types of writing, it is fun!
I know this seemed like a "tips" post but its not! Just an opinion one! Okay now for this week's linkup! NEW RULES: Please link YOUR own post. Please link POSTS not BLOGS!
I hope you enjoyed today's post everyone! What are some of your writing dos and don'ts?
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