Before I start writing about writing, I just want to say that it is hard. I write all the time and I get those moments when I feel as if though my writing is just plain horrible, or it just doesn't make any sense. But the good thing is that it's okay if you feel that way. That's the only way you can make your writing better. But the most important thing is to write what you love because if you don't love what you're writing about, neither is the audience who is reading your piece. And also, believe in yourself. Easier said than done, and I'm no good at it either. But when it comes to down to my writing, I have to have faith in it so I can work on it until it's in perfect shape.

To start of a good story, you must have a plot. The plot is going to be describing your entire story so your reader can understand what you're writing about. If you just jump right into writing something without even knowing what you're writing about, your novel won't make any sense and the reader will probably put it down. Before I jump into writing, I think of an idea and quickly in my head figure out what's going to happen. After I'm done with that, I begin the draft.

Your novel must have characters because with no characters, you have no novel or short story. But for the characters to be interesting, they have to be well developed meaning the reader must be able to imagine and feel how the character looks like and what they're feel. To do this, you must show the reader, not tell, what's going on and how a character is reacting in a situation whether it be the character getting into a fight with his/her friend, or trying to save someone's life.

Another thing is adjectives and descriptions. You absolutely need them in your story. They help the story come to life and without them, your story will be bland and uninteresting. You have to show, not tell your reader what is happening. Describe it in as many words possible. The better the description, the more the reader can visualize, and a happy reader equals a happy author!

Rules In Writing

1. Write every day.
2. Don't be afraid to write "junk" sometimes.
3. Give yourself short goals.

Write every day.   The more you write, the better you become.

Don't be afraid to write "junk" sometimes.   We all have our moments where we write something so amazing, we're so proud of ourselves. But, we also have times where we write something that's awful or just doesn't make sense. It's okay because you at least tired and if it didn't work today, it might work tomorrow. "Junk writing" only makes us better because we see how we can change our writing to make it better.

Give yourself short goals.   Don't say that in one day you'll write 100,000 words, because that seems impossible. And if you can do that, I applaud you. Change your goals to 1,000 words a day and build it up as time goes by. The shorter the goal, the easier it can be reached and you'll feel accomplished with yourself.

Happy Writing!