1. Character d just formed as fitting to your already scene. Have an outline and add to it before going further in a first draft. Focus your scenes so that the sound of a blender is in another room. Confusion sets in with too many characters or a lack of direction to the scene.
2. You are not a cliché, so avoid them. Please refrain from 'Sorry for the cliché but...' Think of clichés as reflecting holding places for your own voice as a writer.
3. Prize your attempts to present as well in print as pictures or movies in your mind. Otherwise, chills of failure intrude the process of becoming better at prose.
4. Have a place and time to write your book; timeshare if need be. Knowing that there is corner of the world that your writing canvas evokes as sense of importance to your writing goals.
5. Write for you or risk sounding contrived, and most importantly lose personal meaning to the story. Center on your best self showing through each paragraph and transforming a compendium of emotional experiences into self revealing insights; strengthen your writing skills and learn more about yourself.
About the author, John Toker, M.Ed. LD K-12, M.A.: John is a published author who is also a writing coach and learning specialist. He offers writing mentorship and author coaching for people who want to write books. John wrote the acclaimed novels, Conflicting Sanity, LD Just Means Learn Differently and soon to be published Red Grows Green.
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