Here are 4 quick writing tips, which have helped me massively over the years. I hope you find them useful.
- Write for the waste paper basket. I stole this one from Ernest Hemingway. If you aim for perfection, you’ll seldom write anything. So, just write. Write with freedom and see where it takes you. Some of it will be terrible, but some of it will be gold dust. Use the gold dust.
- Write when you feel inspired. But make sure you feel inspired every day. Tip: You don’t wait for inspiration to appear, you go hunting for it with a club.
- Write as you speak. Imagine one of your readers is sitting opposite you. Now, write as if you were talking to them. If you do, all your readers will feel as if you’re writing for them specifically.
- Write without fear. Don’t waste a second worrying about what the critics or trolls will say. If you do, you will play it safe. Safe writing is dull, uninspiring and forgettable. So choose. You can either be criticised or you can be ignored.
Now, go and write something!