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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. Yawatta Hosby
    brentlibrariesblog 6 months ago

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

    Zoe

  2. Yawatta Hosby
    disletti 7 months 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 😊

  3. Yawatta Hosby
    Mikaella 7 months ago

    thanks for the great advice.

  4. Yawatta Hosby
    lezaslibrary 8 months ago

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

  5. Yawatta Hosby
    Steven Leitch 10 months ago

    This article is so helpful, thank you 😊

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