Little Tricks How To Get The Best Results In Writing

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Denise Alicea

This blog was created by Denise in September 2008 to blog about writing, book reviews, and technology. Slowly, but surely this blog expanded to what it has become now, a central for book reviews of all kinds interviews, contests, and of course promotional venue for authors, etc

Little tricks how to get the best results in writing

If writing is your passion and you want to become a writer, you have to learn how to become a good one. What you write should communicate your amazing ideas in compelling and interesting ways and make people want to read more. Sounds perfect right? But how can you achieve this? Well, there are some little tricks that you can try to come up with thrilling pieces of writing.

1. Get clear

Before you sit down at your table and start writing, ask yourself ‘Why am I writing?’. Knowing what you want to achieve and your outcome for a particular piece of writing will give you a fair apprehension of what to write. Do you want to brighten someone’s morning? Do you want to motivate someone? Do you want to make people laugh? Your writing should have only one clear intention.

2. Get to the Point

If you struggle to get to the point, stop for a moment and think about the people that you are writing for. Find the answers to these three statements, and you will be back on track: The reason why I am writing is…, What I want to know is…, What I want my readers to know is… . For a start, you can look at some essay examples on and how they are structured. You might get some good ideas.

3. Write From Your Happy Place

Did you ever notice that when your are stressed, sad, nervous angry or anxious, and you try to force yourself to write, the results are disastrous? Studies show that reaching a relaxed, happy state is the secret to creativity on command. When you’re happy, your body is flooded by dopamine. This is the moment when most of the A-HAs happen and when the best ideas pop out. Think what gets you into your happy place and go for it. Take a nice shower. Eat some ice-cream. Listen to energizing music. Light a scented candle. Whatever it works for you, do it, and then go back to writing.

4. Give Yourself a Time Limit

Procrastination is what we all fear of. The longer you spend on a piece of writing, the boring and worse it gets. Give yourself a time limit, let’s say 1,000 words in 2 hours, to keep yourself from going into the analysis-paralysis state. You can also try the Pomodoro technique. Work in 25-minute chunks followed by a 5-minute break.

5. Think what your hero would write

If you struggle with a sensitive piece of writing where you have to get the right emotional tone, think of one of your personal heroes. How would Hemingway write about this situation? What would Charlotte Bronte say?

6. Read it Out Loud

Read what you wrote out loud. Does it sound as you want it to? Does it have the human touch and the emotions that you want your readers to feel? Do you lose yourself in long sentences? Hearing yourself uttering those words can help you see things that you usually don’t when you read in your mind.

5. Talk it through

Most people get stuck when writing because they are not used to it. Writing is not yet a habit for you, that is why each time you sit down to write you agonize over each word and sentence choice until you’ve beaten the poor piece of writing to death. Before you give up on wiring forever, try to chat with a friend, talk things out. Most of the great thinking and ideas come while moving, so why just sit down and expect inspiration to simply hit you? Go for a walk, talk, record your thoughts. If you do not want people to think that you are crazy, put one earphone in your ear, with the voice recorder on and just pretend you talk to someone.


Whoever tells you that writing is easy, is a liar. Indeed, it gets better in time, just like any other habit, but at the beginning, you will want to quit a hundred times. Use the tips mentioned in this article, write regularly and just watch how your words will become sentences, then paragraphs, then stories, then entire books. You’ll get better at this and you will grow more confident as you begin to know yourself and find your style.


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