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)

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38 Comments
  1. Isolated_girl 3 years ago

    Thank you so much
    For sharing such a helpful
    And
    Beautiful post : )

    Have a great day and weekend

    : )

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      hosbyfreelances 3 years ago

      Hey Isolated_girl,

      I’m happy you enjoyed my blog post. I hope you have a great weekend too!

      Keep smiling,
      Yawatta

  2. Angelica Kidd 3 years ago

    Great advice!

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  4. Sapience 3 years ago

    Thanks for the tip!

  5. livefashionforward 3 years ago

    love your post! would love if you followed me so i could get some feedback on my new up and running blog!

  6. kimberlycasem 2 years ago

    BIG THANKS!

  7. yejisworld 2 years ago

    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 !

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  9. Aimzie444 2 years ago

    Good idea!! ??

  10. Grandtrines 2 years ago

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  12. rohvannyn 2 years ago

    That’s an important reminder – I need to get back to doing that again.

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    Reblogged this on I Suck at Writing.

  14. lionaidae 2 years ago

    Such good advice ?

  15. KavaraStories 2 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!

  16. amss03 2 years ago

    Thanks for the advice. It would be a great help to the blog that I’ve been working on.

  17. kds407 2 years ago

    Thanks for the post! ALWAYS wanted to become someone that would make history someday!

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  19. thekrutch 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for the advice! It’s really helpful! Here is one of my blog posts about finding inspiration to start writing! https://thekrutch.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/how-to-do-poetry/
    Those tips can be combined for better results 🙂

  20. callmetrav 2 years ago

    This advice is just what I needed. Thank you.

  21. pinkbambi13 2 years ago

    I often forget to write down those thoughts and then they are off into the wind, never to be recalled again… I should really make it a habit :/

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  24. kritika029 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing
    It’s Really Good 🙂

  25. kritika029 2 years ago

    Good **

  26. Elephanatics 2 years ago

    love this! hopefully will be starting my own book of observations this year 🙂

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  28. Polly White 2 years ago

    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!

  29. balabhaskar6 2 years ago

    Reblogged this on balabhaska and commented:
    Be fictitious

  30. Steven Leitch 2 years ago

    This article is so helpful, thank you ?

  31. lezaslibrary 2 years ago

    Quick and simple yet extremely helpful tips! Thank you for posting!

  32. Mikaella 1 year ago

    thanks for the great advice.

  33. disletti 1 year ago

    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 ?

  34. brentlibrariesblog 1 year ago

    That sounds like a great tip. And so simple! I think I will give it a go.

    Zoe

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