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.
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.
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