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Writing Tips Listing

Do you have a writing tip for a fellow writer? Or are you looking for some ways to improve your writing? Well, then this is the place for you! Here we have a listing of writing tips written by fellow fan writers, readers, and anyone else. You need not be a writer in order to contribute to this part of the site... any advice you have would be welcomed by writers. It is also a nice way to help contribute to the community by helping other writers become better writers.

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Author: Ginger Gelsheimer
Posted: 3/18/2014 4:01:17 PM

Ginger Gelsheimer's Writing Tip:

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Author: Aliit Vodeson
Posted: 1/31/2012 7:47:24 AM

Aliit Vodeson's Writing Tip:

Don't drag on a story for the sake of dragging it on. Sometimes you may want to have it go on longer, but the plot simply falls flat. At that point, let it go. Wrap it up and call it down. Plots that the author makes drag on lose the reader's attention.

Author: Darth TalonIII  (signed)
Posted: 7/6/2010 12:33:13 PM

Darth TalonIII's Writing Tip:

When your writitng an original characters fic and your original characters meet classic characters stay true to the classic characters personality and don't try to connect your character to the classic characters through kinship

Author: Artooie
Posted: 5/15/2010 5:34:06 PM

Artooie's Writing Tip:

I find that when I'm writing, playing Path Of The Jedi helps to get me in what I like to call "Star Wars Mode."

Author: HateAndGreed  (signed)
Posted: 6/20/2009 4:11:21 PM

HateAndGreed's Writing Tip:

Try to plan your characters before you write. Nothing fancy as you can also come up with character twists and flaws as you write. What you need before you start is their name, general appearance, and basic history.

Author: Master Senya Analandi  (signed)
Posted: 1/26/2009 5:38:35 PM

Master Senya Analandi's Writing Tip:

Try not to put too many "ly" words in your story:

lightly, softly, sadly.

Of course, there are some words that have the "-ly" ending that you can't avoid, but try to avoid excessive use of them and come up with more descriptive way of saying the same thing.

Author: Anonymous
Posted: 11/30/2008 9:31:23 AM

Anonymous's Writing Tip:

Stop with the constant quotes and referances. Make your own fresh and interesting material.

Sure, they sometimes fit, or are just too classic to pass up "I've got a bad feeling about this", for example but reading "a wretched hive etc." over and over again is kind of irritating.

Author: jarogue
Posted: 11/9/2008 2:48:40 PM

jarogue's Writing Tip:

Don't put "he" or "she" at the begginning of every single descriptive or action sentence;
"She closed her eyes. She was worried about gettting caught, blah blah blah." Boring!
Try this: Sqeezing her eyes shut, she retreated to the solace of the darkness. It would all be all right; she told herself. That is, provided she wsn't caught on the way there."

Author: Skywalker45  (signed)
Posted: 10/25/2008 10:49:07 AM

Skywalker45's Writing Tip:

When writing scenes try to be as descriptive as possible. You want the reader to get a pretty good idea of what's going on inside you'r head and what you see.

Author: jarogue  (signed)
Posted: 8/30/2008 3:59:42 PM

jarogue's Writing Tip:

When writing dialogue, it's also important to take into mind who the character is talking to. Padme addresses the Senate in a proffessional way, where as she adresses Anakin in a casual way or a romantic way. ie;
"Ladies and gentlemen of the senate, I beseech you..." vs.
"Oh, Anakin,where have you been? I've missed you so much..."

Author: sith spawn  (signed)
Posted: 6/19/2008 10:52:34 PM

sith spawn's Writing Tip:

Don't be afraid to write scenes out of order. Just get them out on paper first, worry about piecing the story together later.

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