My writing tips

My Four Simple Tips on how to Write a Unique Story

Anytime you think of writing something: whether it be stories, a note on lecture, a dairy or even a minute of a meeting there should always be one thing that will come to your mind. How am I going to make this writing sound or look more professional that anyone who comes across it will be impressed?  Now,  may be story about your travel or first day at the university which you just scribbled in your dairy. It’s not going to take you anything more than your time and the experiences you encountered on your travel or the first day at the university.

But one very thing that might make a bit difference between that type of story and any other one you may read written by a popular author could be nothing but his ability as an experienced writer to incorporate some imaginative features into his stories.

Every work of literature, whether poem or stories/ Novels must be written in such a way that they may convey some imaginations and  emotions into the mind of the readers and their sense through the pores as they attentively go through the sentences, paragraphs and pages of your contents.

Letting them in to your story/poem they can feel the presence of the power of your craft in work touching their hearts _ a kind of work no one will refuse to read.

       Fiction & Non-fiction

First before we proceed any further this something I need to clarify on: and that is they type of stories you can tell; fiction and Non-fiction. These are two types of stories that can be told or written by a author.

The first (fictions) may take a form of untrue stories inspired by one’s own imagination; they could be science fictions, epic stories and others which the author had manufactured the existence of such characters and events that take place in the store.

The second may be related to one of the examples ( Stories about your travels or your first day at the university) given above, the writer tells the story based on his/her true live experience. He may witness or participate as in making a note on particular lecture of any subject.

However, having understood the difference between fictions and non-fictions and the other Explanation we have give you above,  then below this tutorial page we are  going to give you ( My Four Simple Tips on how to Write a Unique Story), even as a starter in the art of writing stories.

     (1) Considering  who you are writing for(Your audience)

Any good story you can tell very well,  informally, having considered your audience can be hundred times approved by publishers because a content should be preferred on the basis of the taste of the audience it’s served and not by the dictation of the contracted professionals who in the end may not even consider getting a copy of your content.

Most times, it surprises publishers how a manuscript they almost jettisoned sells very fast over a million copies in the end whereas they had once judged it to be going nowhere until they had said let’s just publish it and keep it on the shelf.

However, whenever you have the drive to write a story be more concerned about your audience and not your publishers because at times, in reality they can only contribute just about %10 to your success or what choice of  work your readers want. Although, some of us will say “tell a fabulous story to make them love you.”   Yeah, your publishers will love you that is important but first consider the love that will come from your readers if you make your work more of something that they can feel as they read it.

(2) Use the power of your imaginative faculty (senses)

Inject some sensations into your work. It’s more entertaining to read about a character could sense the fear if a lion in the woods. A character who fears death, one who can smell the readers the mind of his/ her partner in the story or and also can feel the heaviness of a timber log on his head.

Have you read the work of Achebe? if that is true you can see how he narrated the story of Ikemaefula in his “things fall apart”

Note: a good author understands the importance of the use of body language in his work, and that is because it can go a long way in adding colour to your story.  Meanwhile, your story (fiction) becomes boring and uninteresting when it is missing.

(3) Let your characters behave naturally as in real life

It’s natural for us in real life to act in certain ways that might be considered unreasonable and foolish. Let your characters behave as one would naturally behaved, in your story.

What makes a comedian to be able to amuse his audience on the stage  and win their love and appreciation immediately, is his ability to behave odd while entertaining; in a certain way that may be seen to be inconsistent with our reasonable mode of relationship and communication. Allow your characters the chance to think for themselves, at certain points in the story and not you always enforcing your own personal thoughts on them. Let it flow naturally.

     (4)   Write like an Authority

Most writers are afraid of writing about things that may be considered unconventional: Ideas or issues that might be questioned in the society by norms. It’s good as longers it has valuable information to exposed to anyone who reads your content. Your story can take a form of ancient background of a particular traditional society, their religion, belief, Culture and Diety.

You must be wiling as a writer to comfortably hang around the most dreadful part of the night, as long as the story stays cool for your readers. It gives them the confidence that you are writing it just as the work we could have been written by any other professional writer.