The Engine of Writing
How To Learn to Write Overnight
by Mark Edgemon
Writing is not really hard! Anybody
can do it! If that were
not true, how come there are so many books!!!
there are some secret writing tips that can help you
become a world-class writer overnight that I’m willing to
share them with you.
use exclamation points as much as possible to
punctuate action, which is the equivalent to running a
sale every week. It really pulls your audience in and helps you earn
can never, ever have too many adjectives. They make the
writer appear passionate about everything whether they are or not!
bother giving background to your stories or your
character’s motivation. It’s just a lot of blah,
blah, blah that no one really
let your characters get in the way of your stories.
Here’s a tried and tested shortcut to dialogue: Just
“tell” your readers what
you want them to know. Include your personal thoughts as the author
is taking place in the scenes and characters’ lives. Readers
love that, because
you take all the work out of it for them.
praise whenever possible. Never let anyone critique
your literary masterpieces, because it is just their opinions and
have one of those. This is why you must know your audience. Hand your
to people who already like you and make them read it out loud in front
so they will be too embarrassed to say something unkind or derogatory.
is not really important for this reason: Who uses
proper grammar in real life…and whom would want to?
is important, but don’t get carried away. Keep
it simple. Something like, He died should get it!
free to over make your point to ensure your readers get
it. For instance, instead of just writing, “He
died”, you could say, “Oh, he so
died, he died in a major way, he died to death.” See,
you’ve added emotion to
it and a little poetic phrasing.
is another trick: Want to really emphasize your anger?
Use curse words!
think it goes without saying that you should hurry through
your manuscript. Once you’ve got it, you’ve got it.
No need beating a dead
horse. There are many more masterpieces waiting inside you.
secret to working one’s imagination is simply making
stuff up. The more farfetched it is, the better. That’s why
is for non-fiction. Otherwise, don’t waste your
time researching the facts or science within your story, after all,
important structural consideration is point of view.
I always say the only point of view that matters is your own. All you
remember is to speak with authority, even if you don’t know
what you are
talking about. People will be impressed.
isn’t the motivation of all writers to impress the hell
out of everybody? Without that key motivation, there would be no
paid for your work is important too. The best way is
to print your work on your own computer and sell it back to yourself.
have bragging rights. From there…I don’t know!
all for now! Next time, we will study…no wait; I
think we’ve covered it all. Just remember this one last
thing: Your first
thoughts of your writing is what everyone else will think, so
don’t over do it!
© 2010 Mark Edgemon
Mark Edgemon is the owner of The Creator and the Catalyst Studio, providing production work for 700 radio stations nationally, broadcasting stations oversees and national spots for radio and television. Mark is also a scriptwriter and pens fiction in his spare time. His latest text appearance in Aphelion was My Brief Affair With Marilyn Monroe (August 2009); links to an audio version of this story and many other "theater of the mind" are available via the Aphelion Forum "Fun and Games" topics The Audio Story Archive, The Audio Comedy Archive, and The Audio Poetry Archive.
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