Weekly Response #4

Think about tips for writing well. Now, narrow that down to writing tips for a particular genre.

Give an original piece of writing advice to your fellow blossoming writers. Specify what genre or type of writing this advice is for.



8 thoughts on “Weekly Response #4

  1. For example: When writing a story, show, don’t tell. Showing is harder for the writer but many times more enjoyable for the reader. Telling consists of listing facts: this took place, then this, this person said that, and that person said this. It’s dreadfully boring stuff. Showing involves activating the senses of the reader and describing what happened in descriptive and figurative language: metaphor, allusion, and so on.

  2. When writing a story, it is crucial to know your audience. It makes a BIG difference in storytelling because different ages, genders, etc. are interested in different topics and lengths. For example, a story with a complicated plotline based on World War II might intrigue a mature male, but will certainly not make it on the list of go to bedtime stories for little Susie. Establishing your audience will help create a purpose in your writing, will aid in setting specific guidlines for your story, and will subsequently make your story the most enjoyable it can be.

  3. While you are writing a story it is very easy to drift away from your topic and turn your story in a direction you were not intending on taking it. to avoid this it is helpful to take notes on your story so that you can organize all your ideas and place them in the order which suits your story best. No one wants to read a jumbled confusing story that has no direction or purpose

  4. When you are writing a story or an essay it is very easy to lose marks because of your spelling or grammer work. To avoid doing those kind of mistakes, you should read it out loud and get someone older that has a lot more experience in writing to read it and help you fix your mistakes.

  5. When writing in writing general people rush there work and don’t even think of what they are writing. They have lots of grammar mistakes and editing work to do. They don’t know what they are saying and sometimes it doesn’t make sense and thats how people get a bad mark. So an easy way to stay on track would be write it down somewhere, take a sticky note and put it somewhere or make a quick outline and keep looking at that for references to stay on track.

  6. Organizing and writing an essay can be difficult. You want to give all the necessary information you need to give and say everything you want to say. The best piece of advice I could give when it comes to writing an essay would be to complete each of your body paragraphs before you complete your introduction and conclusion. By doing this you can write whatever is necessary and then form your introduction and conclusion paragraphs around the body paragraphs. This way you don’t have to worry about your essay going off topic from your thesis and introduction statements.

  7. To hook your readers you need to build your imagination, so that the reader feels apart of the novel. By using descriptive langue, details, and building imagery.

  8. My writing advice would be to never feel disappointed when you write something you didn’t like. Everyone write something they don’t like and it shouldn’t stop you from continuing to write and put your thoughts on paper.

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