So I’ve decided to make a thread to share all my tips that I use when writing anything.
Essay writing help
First off, when I have to write an essay and I’m struggling to meet minimum word count I don’t try to drag out the subject when it’s already finished. I go back to the start and insert words wherever I can, mainly adjectives but when it’s last minute at 3AM I’ll take that over not finishing.
Two, (also about making essays longer) I focus on the topic but at the same time stray away from what I’m supposed to be talking about. Allow me to explain;
E.G. I’m writing an essay on world war 2. I’m supposed to be focusing on the end of the war, so I stay on topic for a couple paragraphs then reference back to something that happened a few years before. So when I’m talking about pearl harbour, I might explain a bit about how the USA even got involved in the first place.
This gives me extra words, and of course a more I depth essay.
Story writing Advice
Plan it, then draft the first chapter. If you don’t like something after you’ve drafted 5 chapters then go back and change it. You have time.
Explain. It’s hard for a reader to enjoy a story if it doesn’t make sense to them. Remember the reader doesn’t know what you know about the story, so therefore they won’t immediately understand everything. I’m not saying to over evaluate on everything - or that it’s bad to not tell your readers certain things. I’m just saying to explain how this world works - is it modern day, fantasy… etc.
Get SOMEONE ELSE to read it. They are 10 times more likely to spot a mistake than you are. Also they will be able to tell you if you need to explain more, or if the story is dragging.
Re read everything, polish it to perfection. Correct minor grammar issues, and proofread it again once your done. I cannot stress this enough; grammar is like flour in bread. It’s impossible to write welll without it. - bad flour, bad bread = bad grammar, bad writing. Don’t let yourself down.
Back for more later
- Publish the first chapter or 2. And listen to the comments if there are any.