On Fridays we like to share writing tips and tricks with our readers. We hope this section will encourage and inspire you to continually improve as a writer.
Writing Tip – Know your Characters
Sometimes, when you get an idea for a story you just want to dive in and start writing without doing any planning. One thing that will help you in your writing is to know the characters you are writing about. Before you start writing your story, try writing down everything you can about a character so that you know their interests, background, personality, etc. Whether you actually use all of that information in your story or not, it will help you when it comes time to writing. Writing a scene with the characters will be a little easier because you really have a sense of who they are as opposed to what they are doing in that specific instance.
Writing Prompt – The Reason for the Season
The Christmas season is a season that brightens everyone’s mood. There is something magical about this time of year that seems to make everyone happier while they anxiously await the day of Christ’s birth. People do things, small and large, to help others have a nice Christmas; we find it important that everyone has a nice Christmas. Everyone celebrates this special holy day with their own traditions. What does your family do to celebrate Christmas, and what does it mean for you? Use your family beliefs and traditions to write a Christmas themed short story to share the meaning of Christmas with others.