Writers Write creates and shares writing resources. In this post, we discuss 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:
- If you have an irreverent, informal style, you will be good at writing comedy.
- If you have a crisp, no-nonsense style, you may be good at writing crime.
- 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.
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. Make a list of the books you’ve loved to read in the past three years to find out what your moderns favourites are.
A Writing Secret Everyone Forgets
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.
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