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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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Take advantage of our 1-1 lessons in English, Arabic, religions, self-help, trauma-recovery, handicrafts such as knitting, lace and crochet, and much more. They are all packaged in sets of ten to thirty to suit from the beginner to the advanced. You can choose face-to-face lessons or online lessons via email, and Skype, whatever suits you. Email us at a.f.editorial.services@gmail.com for further information and visit our website at www.ahmarfeathereditorial.co.uk. Follow us for further tips, inspiration, and motivation on Facebook.com/Ahmarfeathereditorial and on Twitter.com/Ahmar_F_E.

 

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We all love books, especially those that inspire our writing.

 

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A book to inspire any writer.

Writing inspiration is only some books away.

There are times when you are just crying out for new inspiration to keep writing. I highly recommend this book. Whatever stage you are in your writing career, a new writer or a fully fledged author, this book will give you a boost. Even when you need a daily writing prompt there is something in it for every day of the year.

Tip of the month.

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”
—Samuel Johnson

As writers, we all find our internal critic knocking our confidence to write. With its boost of experiences from other writers and its motivational style, it is sure to get your pen flowing every day. Or we can do it for you. See our services.

For speakers of other languages, there is valuable information in it for you such as new vocabulary, writing tips and most importantly, reading practice. Something that applies to everyone is: the more you read, the more you learn. We offer several writing services in addition to the above for those who cannot write English. See our ESOL page.

Need an editor or proofreader?

Don’t let your competitors beat you in marketing your product or service, especially after all your time and effort. Take advantage of our exclusive editing services. Get your book, blog, business documents, and academic papers edited before publishing them and 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, inspiration, and motivation 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.

Need an editor or proofreader?

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.