I’m going to share about six pieces of my favorite writing advice, but at the end, I’ll also share the link to my whole Pinterest board if you’re interested. It’s actually a collaboration with my friend Ellie Loretta, a fashion blogger who dabbles in writing (mostly blogging). She’s the one who got my interest in Pinterest to start with, and my very first writing board was on her account. I haven’t moved all the pins onto my own account yet, so it’s just a collaborated board right now.
Anyways, let’s begin!
Pin #1: Characters
I use this pin mostly for ideas, but I really love how unique a lot of it is, and it helps break cliches when I’m stuck in the same character paths.
Pin #2: Rewriting
This one really changed my perspective on writing, and editing. I found this pin a very long time ago, but it really changed my writing. I did this with one of my novellas when I was younger, and it really changed how I write. It made both the novel and my writing better. One of the most awful things I’ve ever done, but also one of the best.
Pin #3: Holes
I found this one slightly more recently, but it also impacted how I view editing and the first draft. It really reminds me not to over-describe/explain everything. I’m a fan of monologues, unfortunately. Although to be honest the best villain I ever wrote only turned out so good because I wrote her a monologue in advance explaining her motives, and then went back and put all that info into the story itself. But that’s another story!
Pint #4: Alternatives
This is less of a lesson I learned and more of a helpful tool. I never use things like this when writing, but after during editing the find + replace function can come in handy combined with this list. If there’s a word you know you overuse, you can go back and fix all of it up after.
Pin #5: Pain
This pin really makes me remember that I have a tendency to gloss over injuries after the fact. I recently added two pretty big injuries to my draft of The Runaway Princess. It’s easy for me to forget after the fact that they still suffer pain, so I really need this reminder!
Pin #6: Format
This took SO LONG to learn properly, and I still usually end up messing something up. It’s so hard to keep track of everything, but I promise after practicing it you’ll eventually do it automatically!
I hope you enjoyed those pins, and here’s the promised link to the general writing board, with somewhere around 870 pins. https://www.pinterest.com/lorettaellie/writing/ It isn’t super well organized right now, Ellie and I are working on it I promise!c
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