Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [November 2012]
Nope, not so hard actually. You see, every writer has a very distinguished way of writing, it's like a painting or something, you can tell by the brush strokes and the style. Without even reading it I can tell you three things that you need to improve on:
Originally Posted by Netsui
1. Sentence structure. You probably only go over a sentence once or twice and you rarely change one at all. See, every sentence I write I take a moment to think about, even if it's just a post here on NB. I agonize over every word infact, at every turn I practice. Almost every sentence in all the chapters I've posted has been re-written at least once.
2. Vocabulary. This also goes along with sentence structure because often times what you need to re-write a sentence a different way is a stronger vocabulary.
3. Repetition. Again, this goes with vocabulary and sentence structure.
It just so happens that these are some of the hardest obstacles to overcome in writing and they're part of the reason why not everyone is a writer. However, it's a simple matter of putting in the extra effort. I told you the first time we ever talked that you must use every opportunity to train yourself. I just used this post as training, and I use all the others as well.
Ah, but are you really there? When you write a specific line that holds a lot of power in it, does it send a chill down your spine?
Originally Posted by chakrawizard555