How to Write an Amazing Story

Some of us love to write stories, and we rarely lose inspiration; but, there are still plenty of users on here who can't seem to find out how to make a legit, amazing story that they would be proud of. Here are some tips to help you if you want to write something that will truly make your heart burst with excitement and pride.

1. Write For Yourself

It's hard, especially on writing sites, to complete this task. I know that you want to have comments that say that people love your story, that they want you to update more, and that they will "definitely be subscribing," but it's not really about them. Of course, comments and criticism is important; but that doesn't mean that you write to please them, or to please yourself because of their comments.

Writing for yourself means that you write because you love to do it, no matter how crappy or absolutely wonderful it may be. Writing for yourself means that you write because you feel like you're having fun, you get pleasure out of it, or whatever the reason is.

2. Add Details and Descriptions

That's one of my biggest problems in some of the stories I read--lack of detail and description. I want to know what it looks like, what you, as the author, think of it, and how you visualize it (because it's your story). Now, I'm also very specific on how much description you put into your story.

Put enough detail so that we, as the readers, can get an image in our mind of what you're talking about. But, don't put tons of specific detail, because the readers also want to put a little imagination when they imagine the scenes.

For example, if I don't like the looks of a character in a story, I visualize them in a different way because it makes me more comfortable when I'm reading. So, I don't want to get that exact, detailed image stuck in my mind and I can barely change it.

3. Pour Emotion Into What You Write

Sometimes I'm sad, sometimes I'm overjoyed, and sometimes I'm worried. I have different emotions and thoughts every day, and you do, too. Pour your emotion into the story.

But, there's also another remedy to this: pour the character's emotion into the story--if you think you know the character well enough, which you should. If the character just got over with the loss of her brother's death, then don't make the next chapter delightful and happy and full of rainbows. Put in thoughts of the character, and how she still has those faint memories of her and her brother playing in the snow when they were younger.

4. Add a Themed Layout

This is a big problem in some of the stories I read. The layout in your story has to fit the theme and the atmosphere of your story.

If you have a horror story, I wouldn't put yellow, pink, light green, light blue, or even light orange. Any of those happy-go-lucky colors probably wouldn't make the reader as comfortable in the story, and will make the story less likable.

Also, pay attention to your story area. If you think it may hurt some of your readers' eyes, then change it so that it fits the eye level and a good color that the reader can read your story comfortably.

It will also help if the layout banner (if there is one) has colors that correspond to the colors in the rest of the layout.

5. Avoid Mary Sue.

Again, I see this a lot, and I am even guilty of it--but don't make your character a Mary Sue. In case you don't know, a Mary Sue is a character that seems just a little too perfect.

You need to add realistic flaws to your character--to all the characters. Flaws make them realistic, and they make them who they are, no matter what the flaws are.

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