Here are some of our top tips for new writers who want to get their ideas and stories published.
This is the key to successful writing. You need to have good examples to emulate as well as amazing stories that you can assess and study. You also need to learn from the mistakes of other writers and make sure that you do not make the same when you are writing your own book. Remember, nevertheless, that reading does not only apply to fiction. There are other books that you can analyze - even dictionaries are a good source of information. Feeding your brain with literature is definitely necessary if you want to create great content.
Even though you have spent countless hours reading and studying the work of other people, never let this affect your own voice. You should be able to tell the stories that only you can tell. Remember that there will always always be better and smarter writers than you, but you are unique because there is no other person in the world with the same set experiences, thoughts, and ideas. While you may think that there will always be people who are much better at doing something that you are interested in or better at the genre you want to write about, remember that you have a unique voice and you should use it when you write.
Do Not Worry About Bad Drafts
Even the greatest writers of all time have tried and failed, then failed some more. Vladimir Nabokov received a harsh rejection letter for Lolita, which would later go on to sell millions of copies. Gertrude Stein received a cruel rejection letter that made fun of her style. Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way earned him a massive rejection letter which listed the reasons he should just give up on writing all together. Remember that the first draft is always the worst. After you get it out of the way, it gets comparatively easy. You have a foundation that you can work with. Always have the courage to write badly.