WRITING TIPS 

Not sure what to write about? 
 
Focus on your own unique selling point. It might be your job or your family or an experience you’ve been through. Then think about a character living that life. What kind of problem might that character have? (All stories need problems.) 
 
Could your story be told by two different people in alternate chapters? I do this – and I find it helps to push the plot along and get into the characters’ minds. 
 
Experiment with writing in the first and third person. 
 
Make a noticeboard with pictures of people and places. It can give you inspiration? Why does that man have hair over his eye? Is he hiding a scar? How did he get that scar? Who gave it to him? You can see that there’s a story building up here….! 
 
These are just some ideas to get you going. I’ll be changing these tips regularly so do come back and visit this page. 
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