Gazi Children's Fiction

Children's Fiction by Teresa Giammarino












Writing Tips...  (Teresa writes)

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A lot of my visitors and readers ask me about writing tips so I decided to devote a page on this subject on my website. There are no rules to writing and no secret answers because everyone has a different style or method that will work for them. Your individuality is what makes you who you are.

What I can do is share with you a little bit of what works for me. The most important thing is to never get discouraged. Even if your work is never published, you can still write for your own enjoyment.

I write from deep inside and from my heart. Most of my stories have been inside me for a long time before I actually put them on paper. I become emotionally involved with my characters and stories. You will notice that although my stories are fiction, many of my books feature people in my own real life. If you are care about your stories, your readers will too.

There is also no right or wrong way to approach creative writing. Everyone is different with what method works for them. I usually have a story in my head and a starting point, but the rest just comes as I go along. Sometimes, I even surprise myself with an ending. Other writers know exactly what is going to happen in their stories before they begin. It is important never to give up. If a story is not working today, it may work tomorrow or even next month.

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I also keep a notebook for each story and jot things down about the story. Sometimes I have to rewrite parts of the story over and over until I feel that everything works. It is just like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. I often find that reading what I've written out loud can help me decide if the story flows along naturally. This is one way to see how your writing dialogue and the whole story works from start to finish.

The other important things are determination and perseverance. Even if many publishers reject your stories, there can always be the one book that will be accepted. Rejection is always going to be a part of writing and even if you are published; you may have to contend with unfavourable reviews from some sources. You must learn how to deal with rejection by always remaining confident and believing in yourself.

Finally, I wish all the budding authors out there success in their pursuit in a writing career. Don't let anyone or anything discourage you! Good Luck!!

Teresa Giammarino - Gazi

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