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Old 07-21-2016, 08:45 PM View Post #1 (Link) help :(
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Sometimes I read my work and I don't know if it is good enough. I never know what I am missing. Any tips on improving writing and making sure that it's perfect?
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:44 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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You would have to give us details on what you think isn't working. Otherwise we can only really give vague advice. Also, posting your writing to the site would allow people to critique it and maybe give you insight on what precisely isn't working.
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:07 AM View Post #3 (Link)
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I second what Dabs said. Writing is never perfect since it's the audience that judges, unlike math that has an absolute answer.
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Old 07-23-2016, 02:57 AM View Post #4 (Link)
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I have some vague advice, that may or not be helpful. You could try reading your work out loud, paying attention to what sounds awkward or unnatural. Also, the more you read and write, the better your writing tends to get. One thing I do after I read something I've written for the first time is I compile a list of possible problems (usually questions like "Is this character developed enough?"), and then, when I send it to friends I trust who can provide me wit honest feedback, I see if they ask the same questions. If you're concerned about characterization, it helps to ask yourself if your protagonist is relatable, what are his/her wants and desires, and what is at stake for him/her.
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:52 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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It may help to have others read through your work. If you're self conscious and worried about becoming disheartened by their feedback, find some people that you trust. People that you know wouldn't be out to ruin something for you, it'll help a great deal if some of the feedback is negative, because you'll know that there is no malicious intent behind what they're saying.
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:27 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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That's why this website has been made. To help writers improve on their writing. I suggest posting a story or to and take that feedback to help improve on other stories. But remember, anyone who wants to suceed, goes through failure. Take any negativity to the positive.

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Old 08-30-2016, 04:03 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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One more tip as to how improve your writing:
having finished your story, novel, poem whatever don't persevere in editing at once. Of course, you should reread your writing once or twice to correct most obvious mistakes, okay, but be patient, put aside your precious writing and forget about it for a week (or two) When this time expires reread it with fresh eyes and you'll see all bugs, cockroaches, bedbugs, weeds, all those things that seek to let your writing down.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:03 PM View Post #8 (Link)
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“Bad writers tend to have the self-confidence, while the good ones tend to have self-doubt,” Charles Bukowski once said.

I know how depressing it can get sometimes...

That saidm platforms like YWO are a blessing. Share your story with the rest of us. Sometimes, feedback really gets you going.

Don't worry. A bend in the road is not the end of the road
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:27 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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I had the same problem. I think that it's all about your confident.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:36 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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Give to read your work to family, friends. Let them say their point of view
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