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Anyone can be a writer! If you want to be a good or even a great one, there are few things you might want to keep in mind…
You’ll need perseverance – we won’t hide it from you, you have to keep writing. If you want to write better and better stories … the more you write, the more improvement you’ll see. Write and write and write some more. It’s that simple!
Write the story that’s inside you – Sounds kinda stupid? It’s actually the best advice you’ll find. The best stories you can tell are often about things you know or are passionate about.
Reading really helps – Reading will improve your writing. It doesn’t have to be a dusty book full of big words, it could be Cleo, horror stories, books about cricket, Harry Potter, the newspaper … anything!
Reading gives you ideas for new stories, you’ll see how other people write and think and it will improve your own writing style. Reading will also increase your vocabulary – giving you more words to use, utilise, employ, exploit, draw on when you write. Oh … and it’s fun!
Of course we could fill a book with things that make great story writers. Perseverance, lots of writing and reading are however, the ones that many writers say are most important.