Anna’s Rules for Wannabe Writers!

Anna’s Rules for Wannabe Writers

1. Unplug your game console, and turn off the TV.
2. Go to a library and check out books about writing and grammar basics.
3. Read the books you checked out, and take notes.
4. Learn to use a search engine for finding more information about writing. There are a lot of sites on the web.
5. Set aside at least an hour each day to sit down and write! What do you mean you don’t have an hour to spare? How much time do you spend texting your friends, taking selfies or posting and commenting on Facebook? Also, see rule 1. Get up an hour earlier.
6. Read! Read! Read! Read fiction and non-fiction books. If you are interested in writing in a certain genre, then read books from that genre. Ask yourself what it is you like about your favorite books.
7. Join a serious critique group like Writers World. A serious critique group will point out problems and explain what is wrong and ways to fix it. What you learn from those critiques you can apply to your other writing
8. Develop lizard skin. Yes, critiques can sting, since you believe your writing is great and needs no improvement. Grow that lizard skin or don’t ask for critiques.
9. Start with short pieces and work your way up to longer pieces.
10. Never stop learning!

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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2 Responses to Anna’s Rules for Wannabe Writers!

  1. Reblogged this on Phil J. Harrison's Blog and commented:
    11. HIRE AN EDITOR. I don’t care if you think you write like God.

  2. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Here are some great tips for beginning writers from Anna Dobritt

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