Tips and Tricks for Writing

Layla Peets and Dusaun Shedden (Editor)

As a writer, I know that it can be hard to come up with ideas, or find specific words for your story. So here are some tips and tricks that I learned from fellow writers around me.


1- Try not to make long paragraphs.

Much like long sentences, long paragraphs can make readers feel bored. It’s important to break up your thoughts into smaller paragraphs and sentences. In a paragraph there should be 4-8 sentences depending on size. This helps to keep readers attention, and it generally makes your work look appealing.



2- Be open to editing your work.

It may be tiring to revisit your work over and over again, but it needs to be done. You may find mistakes you didn’t catch before, or something you want to word differently. Finding a new perspective could change how you want to present your message.


3- Visualize your Audience

Who are you writing for? What do they want to hear? What do you want to tell them? These are all questions you could ask yourself to help you write an interesting story. If you think about a group that you want to write for, and wonder what they want to hear, they’re more likely to want to read your story.


4- Apply your Nature

This basically means write how you talk. Writing naturally helps you develop a style that’s unique to yourself. If you write differently than yourself, it may through off the tone of the story. Think about what you want to sound like before you finish and that might help.