Some people write every day, some don’t. However, some love it and some do not, but all get bored occasionally.
Using new things creates new ideas… for your writing.
One solution is trying your hand at calligraphy or drawing mind charts, and from those drawing pictures of what you think would make a good story. Let your imagination go wild and then put your writing away for a day or two. After this time has passed look at it again. Does it make you think differently or of something new? Collecting photographs and cutting them up or rearranging them will help too. These are good ways to spark interest in writing and create it further. Introducing yourself and your children to calligraphy, chalk-boards, computer Word Art, and other inspirational media will help you all get interested too as will reading books alongside this for vocabulary.
If you look into some authors’ biographies, through books or online, you may find that a lot use writing as therapy for themselves, or to get a political or religious viewpoint known as those in the Romantic era did. All who write need a reason to do so. Would writing give you more help with work or social life? Are you writing to help someone? Are you writing as therapy for yourself? If so what would make it more interesting for you – a new routine, or a new way of writing, or change of writing place? Whatever it is, take hold of it and use it to better your life and happiness. Without writing and reading books or online texts, there is hardly any communication, learning, or progression achieved. See our previous blogs for more tips. Look out for the next blog post next week.
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Monochrome pictures are not as inspiring as coloured ones are they?
Writing without certain techniques is just the same. “The wind blew her hair” is not as inspiring as “Her sunny tresses danced on the breeze.” Writing can tell you very little of a story, bore you, or make you stop halfway through, as with bad writing. Or, it can make you feel like you are in a dream world, evoke your feelings, entice you to read right to the end and make you crave for more. To make someone read to the end of your story, and crave for more of it, you need to add certain techniques to your writing. These will enhance your characters and events, making them seem real to the reader. They will also carry the reader through your book on a sea of emotions and experiences, making them feel like they are living in your story. Here is a list of some of the many techniques that will help you achieve this.
Metaphors, similes, and personification add to the mental picture your story creates in the mind of the reader. It will also link past memories to the present in a story.
Use a character’s sensory perceptions such as seeing rather than caricatures such as hair colour to enhance characterisation. ie ‘Her hair smelled and looked like blossom’.
Use the dialogue to create your settings rather than the narrative. An example would be “Does he live in Kingston Street?”
Use emotional expressions rather than descriptions of events.
All the above and more make a reader feel that your story is real. If you are struggling we offer ESOLservices, 1-1 lessons, writing, interpreting and translation services, and much more.
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