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Post in correct forum section please please.As the title says give a tip for new authors
Edited it. Sorry mind was tired earlier.
1. Accept constructive criticism if it helps to improve, but ignore the comments/reviews that are straight up toxic.
2. Rules, guidelines, whatever. So many try to follow it but end up deterring from it or writing even worse. Nothing is a straight cut line in writing. Twist or bend, some stuff is meant to be broken. Don't take it too seriously to a T. Its general abstract guidelines you can follow if it's applicable.
3. Research where needed to help strengthen your story or specific touchy subjects. But don't limit yourself too strictly. Fiction allows more freedom on creating and telling a story.
4. It is okay to fail first time and many times. No one is 100% perfect. It takes practice, preseverence and improvement to write better.
5. Determine if you write for yourself, or to gain popularity. One might make you happy, but not happy with lack of readers. The other is happy with popularity, but maybe not what you want to write.
6. Pantsy or planner? Figure whether you want to improvise every time you hit an obstacle or chart a new path. If you are more likely to end on a dead end with plotholes, maybe try plan some stuff out first before writing.
7. If you want to traditionally publish your story later on, be careful posting most of it online. Heard some publishers will be hesitant to publish your story if its already on the web, but different publishers and cases so it may vary.
8. Post on different sites if you want to attract more readers. But be careful of site's policies and contracts. Read what's allowed before posting, and read before agreeing to anything.
9. You might find your story copied and pasted onto various sites. Just a thought if you post a story you're very fond of online.
10. Different sites cater to different trends and genres and cater to a different audience. Some genres are more popular than others on certain sites.
Scribblehub & Its Forum
11. @WelcomeToSH has a post dedicated for newbie writers and users on SH. Has general FAQs.
12. Search in forum if you have a particular question about using SH, how to get popular on SH, what time to post on SH. Many have been asked repeatedly and answered already.
13. Post in the right forum section! Lately, many newbies don't even read where they should post their threads, and it only take few seconds to do so. Don't make someone have to report your thread to be moved! If you cannot read where to post correctly, don't expect your readers to be all understanding and awe of your work either. Mutual reading level.
14. Get Off the Forum. It Only Distracts You. It is loud because its joined by many voices of writers who often procrastinate, distracted, and hard time write more save for a few.
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