TIPS FOR YOUNG WRITERS
KEEP ON WRITING!
It’s easy to get discouraged and give up. Don’t! If you spoke to the author of your favourite book, they’d tell you the first version they wrote was awful. Stick with it.
WRITE WHAT YOU’D LOVE TO READ
Don’t follow trends, they pass too fast. You’ll be spending a lot of time with this tale so choose a plot and characters that will fascinate you - even when you’re on third or fourth draft.
READ YOUR WORK OUT LOUD
You’ll pick up mistakes quicker, recognise dodgy dialogue and come to appreciate the rhythm of your words.
FIND YOUR OWN VOICE
You don’t want to be the second best David Walliams. You want to be the first best you.
SHARE YOUR WORK WITH OTHERS
Stories are for telling. Make yours the best it can be and then set it free - enter competitions, see if you can get published. Get your name out there, find out what people think of it.