How to Out-Write Other Writers

Using words only have a certain effect on people, but you are trying to amaze people with words, aren’t you?

Here are a few tips to further your work.

  • Study Poetry and Song Writing.
  • Hook their eyes.
  • Find Better words.
  • Figure people out.
  • Say, Said, Replied and Shouted

When you become a pro at these writing styles you will open up a form of writing, such as poetic views.

Instead of writing. “Her hair was red.” You can write. “Burning with fire she spiral spins, each lash of her hair lets off burning embers.” This shows you have given something mind-numbing a life and that anything can be a character.

  • CATCH THEIR EYES! “Suicide, Suicide on my mind, all the time, every time I close my eyes, I always think of suicide, suicide on my mind, all the time, every time I close my eyes, I always think of suicide.” ~ Chorus from a song I wrote when I was seventeen, but it is powerful not only to hear but also to read, it says a lot about what is going on.
  • Your language bores me. Spice things up, would you? Your quintessential plethora of pastiche will transform you into a gilderoy beyond anyone else. – But make sure you don’t study the thesaurus and only use the words because you can; there is a time and piece of paper placed for that manner. Don’t just use an educated word because you can.
  • Learn the basics of Psychology. Body language is always a good key to write about. “Scratching his head before the light-bulb turns on. He turns on his swivel chair to mirror her.” This will give the reader a truer feel of characters.
  • Say, Said, Replied and Shouting. I HATE THESE WORDS! If I can get around not using them, I will. But I know if I cannot, at least I tried. “Help me!” James Storms over the fists of the ocean.  See, it gives a broader picture than James Says, doesn’t it?

These basic rules will help you drag in new readers to your work, there are more but I will post them at a later date.

Keep those pens busy….

Alex.

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12 responses to “How to Out-Write Other Writers

  1. Thank you for a great post. 🙂

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  2. Gah, body language. I keep on forgetting to include that in my descriptions; thanks for reminding me.

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  3. The adage “show, don’t tell” almost isn’t enough. I’d rather be moved, rather feel something than be told. Great post.

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  6. Compared to your examples, my description is boring as hell!
    *goes back to drawing board*

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