What are some writing tips for young writers?

@applepod (224)
Malaysia
July 15, 2009 9:00am CST
Do you have any writing tips for someone writing a long story? My age is irrelevant, but just saying young in general. Im just starting out... Any tips/Suggestions? Thank you.
4 responses
@ShibbyKid (279)
• United States
17 Jul 09
My tip would be to just write what you feel, every word on your mind. Maybe start out with a web on each chapter of your story, what your conflict would be, how your characher would overcome that, who would help. It is very important to stay organized when you write. Also chose your words wisely. A wide vocabulary helps you go far. Good luck and have fun!(:
• United States
16 Jul 09
When you're starting out as a young writer, you may or may not have an intended style. If you do, think about if it really fits your story's theme. Consider your narrator(s). Also, have a good grasp on how you want to convey your story to your audience. A long story generally requires some sitting and thinking, as well as some physical mapping out of events, so as to avoid inconsistencies. However, the best thing you can do is experiment. Find what works for you and go with it. Learn how to diversify yourself from there. I think that is the biggest hurdle for any young writer.
• United States
15 Jul 09
1) have a pen and paper with you at all times so that you can write down what comes to you 2) read, read, read. This will expand your knowledge of different genres and also be an example to you 3) do not throw anything out. What you do not like now could be insperation for something wonderful later 4) get in the habit of skipping lines and not writing on the back of a page. This may seem like a waste right now but later on when you go back and look at it you will have space to edit and add to what you have written. Plus if you write in pen it may bleed through to the back and that will make it hard to read Lastly, enjoy it
@surfermac (466)
• India
15 Jul 09
you see you dont need to have a great vocabulary to start of with its like you should know to describe what ever you see even the minutest part of the scene if you can do that you can write anything perfectly it s just a matter of expression