This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
Jessie Keane's long-suffering heroine Annie Carter is back in her latest crime novel, Ruthless, published recently by Pan. Today Jessie's given us her top five writing tips.
Don’t be too hyper-critical of your writing – meaning, don’t write and rewrite and rewrite again before you’ve even told the story, just get it down on paper.
Don’t worry about what your family will think of what you’ve written.
Enjoy it. If you do, it will show in the story.
Feel it. In an emotional scene, you should feel the emotion yourself; convey that to your reader. Make them feel your character’s pain or elation.Persist. I’ve left this until last, but it’s probably the most important tip of all. Just keep going. And good luck!