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Jumat, 22 Oktober 2010

Writing Tips for Beginer


Lagi iseng-iseng searching, eh dapet artikel bagus tentang bagaimana cara menulis yang baik, cuma sayang artikelnya masih dalam bahasa inggris, trus waktu mau di translate pake google,,, eh hasilnya gak bagus. Yaudah saya posting aja apa adanya, lagian bahasanya bahasa populer kok, yang udah lulus SD pasti bisa baca kok... hehehe....

People who love to write just can't help themselves. You're the kind of person who always has a notebook on hand -- or should -- to jot down those random thoughts, ideas and observations that you might forget if you don't write them down as they flit through your mind. Like dreams, great writing topics can disappear into your subconscious, never to be found again. If you keep such a notebook, you've always got a wealth of writing material. However, you've got to be able to turn these ideas into a story, poem or commercial piece. No matter what type of writing you're doing, these writing tips will help you be a better and more prolific writer.

1.Always use an outline. 
Take that cryptic note and develop the concept in an outline. Your outline can be quite simple. With practice, you won't need the formality of the classical outline format. Just a few conceptual words on separate lines helps you organize the points you want to cover in a logical sequence, the good old beginning, middle and end.

2.This writing tip is time worn, but essential to reaching your reader.
Write to your audience! For example, if you're writing a children's story, use simple, but descriptive vocabulary a child in that age group can readily understand. If you're writing an article on natural remedies for arthritis, you'll want to include plenty of facts and detail that proves useful to that reader.

3.Be concise.
Say what you have to say and leave it at that. Naturally, the level of concision will be dictated by the particular piece, be it prose, poetry or a how-to article. With prose, the art is in conveying your message succinctly, but completely, with good attention to cadence. The how-to article needs a step-by-step approach, giving the necessary detail to accomplish the objective, avoiding wordiness. This writing tip takes a bit more finesse and practice in assessing the level of concision required.

4.While, at first glance, our fourth writing tip may seem only to apply to creative writing or poetry, in fact it applies to all writing. Think of this as 'painting a picture with words'. This makes your reader form visuals that help him better understand. For example, in a how-to piece describing the steps to building a raised bed container, your words should build an image of placing the boards in place and connecting one to another, e.g., -- With your braces and screwdriver at hand, lay one long and one short piece at right angles to each other ...--. You might have said, -- Screw the braces into one long and one short board ...--, this instruction is confusing, because the reader can't 'see' what he's supposed to be doing. Strive for clarity, using words to create visuals.

5.Depending on the particular piece of writing, humor can lighten a dry topic.
This writing tip might be best illustrated by this anecdote. A certain history professor back in my day was as dry a personality as you might hope to meet. He exercised a perfect monotone, using class time to read directly from the book. I'd already read the material and regularly fell asleep listening to him! Liven up your writing. Humor, illustration and elaboration of some material is a good thing. Use humor, as appropriate.

6.You may have read something similar to this writing tip elsewhere, but it's so important to developing your writing skills, it bears an emphatic mention. Daily writing exercises help you find your voice and distinctive style. Expand your horizons, get out of your comfort zone. Keep a journal, write short descriptive pieces, bios, reviews, how-to's, philosophical bits or blog style pieces. The subject matter? Whatever turns you on at the moment. Do at least one short piece each day.

7.Always do a final review.
It's a good idea, on longer pieces, to let it be for a day or two, or even a week. You'll then read with a fresh eye. Edit for grammar and spelling. Cut out every unnecessary word. Be ruthless.

Keep this cheat sheet of writing tips handy, until practicing them, on a daily basis, becomes second nature. After a few months, look over your work from day one to the present. You'll notice substantial improvements in the quality of your writing.

6 comments:

blogger admin mengatakan...

mantap aku bisa belajar,

write down what's on your mind
then describe what's in your heart
then do what's in your writing

Cheers buddy

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Naruto Sage Mode Wallpaper mengatakan...

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Belly Surya Candra Orsa mengatakan...

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