This page is going to be a little different, as it is going to have some definitions and writers tips for young writers who are either looking to improve, or just want to learn some definitions. So, here we go!
Tip #1: You should really watch your tenses when writing a story, because then we won't know whether the story is supposed to be in the past or present. Often, writers find it confusing and they jumble them up, where there are different tenses all in one paragraph. Before you begin your story you should pick out whether you'd like to write your story in the past or present, and once it's been decided, you're good to go!
Tip #2: Research on your topic is an optional tip if you are thinking of relating it to real-life events, as it will make your story seem more realistic. If you are highly educated on your topic, writing shouldn't be hard, but if there's little known about it, it will be much more difficult to write about. Again, this is only optional, but remember that it's out there if you need it.
Tip #3: One of the most important things to keep in mind when preparing to write any kind of story is to plan out everything before the writing process begins. Especially if you are writing a novel, since it is much more lengthy than a short story. You MUST know how your story will end, otherwise you will suffer from much more writer's block than you intended. We all know it can be frustrating to go through.
Tip #4: The final tip is about confidence. Confidence is key when writing anything, and it helps you stay dedicated to your dreams. If you are low on confidence, your works may not go too far. If you're always thinking, "Gosh, I suck so badly, I'll never be an author," it'll be much harder to actually become one. You have to believe in yourself. Overconfidence can bring you down the wrong path as well, so try to stay confident, but not too confident.
*Hint hint nudge nudge* Be sure to check out Brianna's Tips for Fiction Writing on Booksie for more!
Writer's block: The feeling a writer gets when there is nothing else to write.
Metaphor: A figure of speech that allows a word or phrase to be applied to an object to show that they are similar.
Simile: A phrase using the words like or as to compare one object to another.
Protagonist: The main character in a story.
Antagonist: A character in a story that often frustrates or deceives the main character.
Dialogue: The words characters use to communicate with one another throughout the story.
Monologue: When a character reveals inner thoughts through a speech.
Genre: A type of literature.
Theme: The main lesson to be learned in a story.
Personification: When a non-living thing is given human attributes.