As a professional writer or aspirant writer, you want to write better stories but do not have any words to make it happen. You are stuck at something or didn’t feel like making it happen.
Well, we would like to share my experience about how we try to strive for ourselves as better writers and make it happen by constantly writing and improving.
The writing community is something that is very underrated and doesn’t get the correct appreciation for their work.
To write better stories, writers have to take care of all the things from the writing, editing, proofreading, and providing the best experience for the readers.
Here we will be sharing 10 secrets to writing better stories and giving your readers the best experience from your writing.
Write better stories with these ten secrets:
1. Write in One Sitting
2. Develop your Protagonist
3. Build Suspense and Drama
4. Show, Don’t tell
5. Write Good Dialogue
6. Write about Death
7. Edit like a Pro
8. Know the rules, then break them
9. Defeat writer’s Block
10. Share your work
1. Write in One Sitting:
It would be best to start your story-writing journey with a short story first draft. You have to finish this story in one sitting, which helps you rapidly complete your story.
If you want to write and complete the story in a day, it will help you understand the time and effort you need to create your big story.
“Write in One sitting, Meet the Deadline.”
If you want to write better and best, it would be best if you finish one task in one sitting, which is going to help your writing craft become better and greater.
2. Develop your Protagonist:
Your story needs a main protagonist who makes the story better. You need to create the whole personality of your protagonist character through your writing and share his past and present via your story writing which helps your readers to feel connected towards your main protagonist character.
“Build your storyline around your Protagonist.”
You have to create a story around your Protagonist that can help to create a better and greater experience for the readers.
3. Build Suspense and Drama:
You have to build suspense and drama into your story to create it more passionate and engaging. Create suspense in your story where your readers feel engaged with the story and shock them.
“A story without suspense is like Bank without Money.”
Building suspense and drama in your story would help you to engage your readers and provide them with a better engaging story.
4. Show, Don’t tell:
Your readers feel connected when you show them what is happening in the story through your writing, so it would be the best slogan for the writers “show, Don’t tell” and this is how the writer creates a good storyline.
“Know the difference between showing and telling through your writing.”
If you show what happens in your story through your writing readers, become more engaged, but if you tell it only through your writing, you lose your readers at the initial stage.
5. Write Good Dialogue:
Writing dialogues for your story is not a simple task as it seems like there is a lot of rewriting, brainstorming, and editing. You have to write dialogues that make your story writing greater and better.
“Attract your readers through your fine story dialogues.”
Good dialogues are the best thing your readers remember after reading your whole story and celebrating those dialogues with their friends.
6. Write about Death:
Death is something where you can shock your readers and give them unexpected surprises well, and it is best to create the death scene unexpected and mysterious, so the readers feel to find out what is going to happen next.
“Unexpected deaths increase readers’ interest to read the whole story.”
To increase your readers ‘ interest, keep everything mysterious and suspenseful, even the death and drama.
7. Edit like a pro:
Professional writers usually produce three or more draughts. The “vomit draught” or “shitty first draught” are terms used to describe the first draught. Don’t tell anyone about it! Your first draught is an opportunity to go deeper into your tale and figure out what it’s all about.
“Write like a professional, edit without mercy.”
Although many novice authors may strive to polish as quickly as possible to clean up their embarrassing first draught, your second draught isn’t for polishing. Instead, the second draught is for substantial structural revisions and clarification of your novel’s storyline and characters or your nonfiction book’s core concepts.
The third draught will be used for fine-tuning. Everything is starting to come together at this point. This is the most enjoyable part! However, polishing is usually a waste of time until you’ve completed the first two versions.
8. Know the rules, Then break them:
Good writers are aware of and adhere to all of the guidelines. Great authors know how to break the rules as well as follow them. On the other hand, the finest authors don’t breach the rules at random. They defy them because their stories necessitate a completely different set of norms. Respect the rules, but keep in mind that the rules do not serve you. Your stories are served to you.
9. Defeat writer’s Block:
Writing is the most effective approach to overcome writer’s block. Don’t strive to write well if you’re stuck. Make no attempt to be flawless. Simply put, write.
“Defeat writer’s Block by brainstorming, keep writing, and improving your story craft.”
Sometimes the best way to produce great tales is to let go of the strain and just write.
10. Share your work:
When you know someone will read what you’ve written; you can relax, you write better. No one will notice if you aren’t giving your work everything you have if you write in the dark. However, when you share your writing, you risk failing. You’ll be compelled to create the finest narrative you can.
“Share your work with others and use their feedback to improve your story writing.”
One of the most effective methods is to enter a writing contest to compose a narrative and showcase your work. The subject will motivate you to create something unique, the deadlines will keep you on track, and the incentives will entice you to submit—and maybe win! At The Write Practice, we adore writing competitions.
If you are a passionate writer like me, you have a good relationship with writing, and you do want to write a story to engage your readers and create something unique that gives your readers satisfaction. After reading your story, the whole article gives you an idea about how you can better and greater stories as a writer.