Tips for Aspiring Creative Writers:

For individuals who aspire to become creative writers, it is essential to have the visual and storytelling components because most readers don’t just simply read the story. Pictures and drawings bring the stories to life.

Here are some tips for aspiring creative writers:

  1. Balance your story with drawings/photographs.
  2. Organize your story with many details.
  3. Create a summary to get started.
  4. Determine if the story will be fictional/non-fictional.
  5. Will the story contain a rhythm pattern?
  6. Revise your work until you are ready for publishing.

Examples of these are:

The Necessary Steps to Improve as a Blogger:

Bloggers spend many hours a week working their hardest to publish and connect with their readers. However, when we receive criticism from editors and our audience, it is hard to stomach those thoughts because we let them down.

The good news is that we can bounce back by providing and publishing new material for our readers to process. Here are the necessary steps to improve as bloggers:

  1. Accepting Criticism–>It’s painful to accept criticism because we often assume that our stories contain perfect grammar, accurate information or gain many followers. But constructive criticism can make you improve significantly through listening to what the readers are asking you to do, reread your previous stories and determine to make a change for improvement.
  2. Editing Work–>There are online tutors to help improve your sentence structuring, grammatical,punctuation errors and a dictionary to help you extend your vocabulary. Tackle your weakest areas and your work will grow at a steady rate.
  3. Ask Audience for Feedback–> This ties in with the first point. Ask your audience for tips and go forward. Ask them how you can become a better writer or photographer.
  4. Create New Projects–>Old material becomes boring and bloggers are looking for new material to write about. For example, their adventures to a country they never visited before or writing your first newsletter to demonstrate what editors for a local newspaper endure.

Why Did I Pick WordPress.com?

Link to old post: Three Favorite Reasons 

How I would re-write that post today:

“A few months into the blogging community on WordPress, here are three reasons why I love this website:

  1. Building Connections- I get to connect with bloggers from one country to another who share the same interests I have when it boils down to writing and photography.
  2. Become Editor-In-Chief- You are your own writer and boss. It’s how you format the story that makes or breaks your blogging career. You also learn how to grow as a writer and set deadlines on your own time.
  3. It’s a Free Website with Unique Themes- If you create a blog with the intention of building your portfolio in photography, there are themes that are free but unique enough for it to look professional.

What reasons do have for joining the WordPress community?”