Personally, I believe that the most important trait of every good writer is hard work. Writing is like riding a bike. If you’re not pedaling, eventually you will fall. It’s like a marathon, you have to keep going until you reach your goal. You may never make it, but at least you will know that you tried. These are inspirational and motivating tips that keep me writing.
Here you can technical tips that can help you become a better writer.
1. “Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories you have to tell.” -Charles de lint
This reminds me that I am unique. The only one who can tell the stories I to have to tell is me.
2.“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London
3. “You write your first draft with your heart and you re-write with your head. The first key to writing is to write, not to think.”
4. “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” – Albert Camus
This reminds me not to give up from the first effort nor to dismiss an idea that, at the beginning, sounds silly.
5.“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.”
This means that it is perfectly normal to, well, suck at the beginning. It makes me feel good.