The Number One Tip for Getting Started as a Fiction Writer

The Number One Tip for Getting Started as a Fiction Writer

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Yawatta Hosby

Founder & Owner of: Hobby Freelances

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Writing Writer


Life is about creating memories. Don’t you agree?

Authors have the gift of capturing moments on the page. A great book has the reader forget that they’re reading. They get lost in the pages and follow the character’s journey as though they are in that fictional world.

How do authors capture these special moments on the page?

Authors use their imagination as well as reminisce about past events from their own personal lives (exaggerated or not). Many writers carry a notebook with them every where they go to record stuff that can be used later in stories. I’m not talking about a journal. I like to call it ‘a book of observations.’

If you’re interested in becoming a writer, then I highly recommend jotting down notes. Notes can be about:

  • conversations overheard
  • physical descriptions of people you meet
  • inspirational quotes
  • passages of your favorite books
  • setting descriptions
  • funny jokes

The list can go on and on. Basically, feel free to write down anything that interests you. It’s your notebook, so there’s no concrete rules. The main goal is to have fun though. You never know what story idea may spring from one of your observations.

Keep smiling!


Article Credits: Yawatta Hosby

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

(For Book & Writing Bloggers)

38 thoughts on “The Number One Tip for Getting Started as a Fiction Writer”

  1. Wonderful tips ! Even though I was quite aware that one has to jot down things that one feels interesting I never attempted. Later while I sit to write do I realise I should have written it down at that moment itself. Your write-up helped me to organise and improve my writings . Thanks a lot !

  2. I think I’m there! My debut novel is out at the end of the month. Called ‘What If I Go?’ it empowers women. It’s also a heads up to Freshers at college/uni about gangs. Out with Solstice Publishing from the end of the month. I am very excited but it took me a few years to get to this point!

  3. Great article! I feel like I have so many stories in my head, for youngsters and adults. I carry a small thin notebook and jot things down all the time. I agree that it helps. For me it starts to shape character development and I love it. I’ve always wanted to write a story or a series of poems. Modern technology and tips like yours are invaluable. Thank you ?

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