Five Tips For Writing*~~*~
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Write. It doesn’t
even matter what you write. The more time you spend writing, the
better you’ll get at it.
Listen. Pay attention
to how people talk, what they say, and how they say it. Dialogue
is one of the most important writing ways of establishing a character.
So, if you want to be able to write a good dialogue, you have to listen
to what people really sound like.
Pay attention to the world
around you. It’s hard to describe, say, beautiful flowers, if
you‘ve really never noticed them.
Think a lot. This
might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people go through life
without really thinking about anything. I’m not advising you to do,
or say anything weird, necessarily, and certainly not to do anything wrong,
but your imagination should be unlimited.