A Writing Secret Everyone Forgets

A Writing Secret Everyone Forgets


Write To Your Strengths

It’s important to find out what you’re good at when you write. Your style generally informs this.

Here are some examples:

  1. If you have an irreverent, informal style, you will be good at writing comedy.
  2. If you have a crisp, no-nonsense style, you may be good at writing crime.
  3. If you have a warm, conversational style, you will be good at writing self-help.

What is your literary style?

Style is the way you use words to tell a story. It is your unique way of showing your personality in black and white.

Read: 7 Choices That Affect A Writer’s Style

Nobody can force a writing style and the only way to find out what yours is, is by writing. You should write thousands of words, perhaps with the help of a daily writing prompt. You can also take a good writing course.

You may also find that you’re good at writing what you like to read.

The Writing Secret?

We all know how awful it is when somebody who isn’t funny tries to be funny. Or when a serious person struggles to be light-hearted.

So, always write to your strengths.

It’s a good idea, especially if you’re a beginner writer, to stick to what you’re good at. When you’ve written a few novels, you may want to try another style. The more you write, the better you will be in any tone in any genre.

If you want to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course.

 by Amanda Patterson

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This article has 3 comments

  1. DLK

    Great advice (as usual) Amanda, however, this article lacks one thing. New writers will want to know exactly how to recognize what their writing style is. I may be wrong but from what I have seen many new writers start out being rather eclectic. It would help to explain to new writers how they will recognize their writing style, not to be confused with a genre.

  2. Bridge gavin

    Wonderful

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