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Add some colour to your writing.

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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 ESOL services, 1-1 lessons, writing, interpreting and translation services, and much more. 

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Stirring the story waters with a reader’s creativity.

Creativity leads the way.

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.

–Neil Gaiman

When reading a familiar book my mind stirs with creativity and wanders to what might have been or what could be done differently, or what should have happened in the story. Many questions more arise from this too. When you read a book or short story, has this burst of creativity happened to you?

For writers, this is great for developing your own story, especially if you read a few different ones a week. Students of any subject will also find it useful in creating assignments, research, and projects. Businesses will find reading useful for project management and when attracting new clients. Whatever reasons you have for reading books, they will always suggest something new through logical thought, a new activity, or through your thoughts while falling asleep.

Reading books not only increases our knowledge but our vocabulary too. If you cannot write English, then reading will help you form sentences in your mind, and suggest new words for you to learn. We have additional writing and other services for speakers of other languages on our ESOL page. Reading is great for teaching all ages.

Tips for teaching and learning for all.

Children from birth have black and white vision. Get them used to books by lying a baby next to a book of black and white lines and dots. This will help them learn to focus too and make them familiar with books. Once they learn to talk, show them a word a day and get them to say it by saying it for them making sure they are watching your mouth pronouncing the words slowly. This way they learn to pronounce words correctly. Many children pronounce words wrong from a young age owing to them not getting taught visually how to orally pronounce the words.

Saying that we are all, always learning. There is no end to the reasons for reading. Best of all it lets you escape to an imaginary, creative world where you can turn your dreams and hidden thoughts into something that speaks to the heart of people through creativity. It’s obviously great for when you need to wind down from a hard day, or needing the motivation to further your future. Reading is also inspirational for new ways of writing and teaching.

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Don’t let your competitors beat you in marketing your product, especially after all your work. Take advantage of our exclusive services. Have your book, blog, business documents, and academic papers edited before publishing them. This increases valuable recognition and interest in your work, making it stand out in the competitive environment of writers and authors. Wherever you live in the world, we provide that service, making you stand out from the crowd. We are only an email or phone call away. Email us at a.f.editorial.services@gmail.com for further info or visit our website at www.ahmarfeathereditorial.co.uk. Follow us for further tips and inspiration on Facebook.com/Ahmarfeathereditorial and on Twitter.com/Ahmar_F_E.

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Typing, typing … writer’s block? Get moving.

Has your writing flow got a block? Let me explain.

Many times writers find themselves hitting the blank block. A lot of this is caused by the computer keyboards we all habitually use today. Not too many years ago many people wrote letters and collected them. Some have even been turned into books about people’s lives.

The brain is stimulated by the movement of the body, creating emotions, and new ideas. Sitting doing nothing creates a mental block. Have you ever imitated anyone’s behaviour and then found you are feeling like them, and thinking differently? In the same way, the brain needs to connect with the movement of writing on something. Movement creates new thoughts. Using a pen, pencil or crayon write anything on a scrap of paper and see how much it can reveal to you. Act out what you want to say and see if that helps. Better still, get into the habit of writing a journal about anything. Squiggling when you cannot think of anything will generate the thoughts needed to write more. Note how your ideas grow every day as you write.

Time to put in some action.

Ok writing a journal doesn’t happen just like that. Now you have jotted a few ideas on paper you need to broaden them into a story. This requires concentration. To open up your thoughts you need to be relaxed, but not too much. Find a place where you feel most comfortable, where you will not be interrupted, and keep that as your special space. You never know, it could become a book about you. Do you remember the book “The Diary of Anne Frank”? That was her journal. Now its time to write yours, with a pen to begin with. This will keep the ideas flowing. See our previous blog post for more inspiring and motivational tips.

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Don’t let your competitors beat you in marketing your product or service. Especially after all those weeks of hard work you’ve put in. Take advantage of our exclusive editing services. Having your book, blog, business documents, and academic papers edited before publishing them will increase valuable recognition and interest in your work. This will make it stand out in the competitive environment of writers and authors. Wherever you live in the world, we can provide that service for you. We are only an email or phone call away. Email us at a.f.editorial.services@gmail.com for further information or visit our website at www.ahmarfeathereditorial.co.uk. Follow us for further tips and inspiration on Facebook.com/Ahmarfeathereditorial and on Twitter.com/Ahmar_F_E.