The Writers Circle: Good Habits

One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

Last time we discussed the things we do in our writing which we need to improve upon. Today, let’s focus on something which — for some of us — may be even more difficult to discuss: the things we do well in our writing.

Are there things you do when you write a story which, perhaps, your editors and beta readers always rave about? Do you have a turn of phrase or a particular object or subject which your readers are excited to look for in your stories? Is there something you do which makes you happy with your writing?

Let’s discuss this in the comments and see what our community thinks.


7 thoughts on “The Writers Circle: Good Habits

  1. Someone once said to me that I write everything on detail like the place and the situation where the scene was happened. Sometimes I feel that it was quite difficult to give the detail without put unwanted explanation, but as long as they said I’m good at it, I will always try to be better on it 🙂

  2. Somehow dialogue became one of the finer points of my writing, as I’ve been told by editors and beta readers. Early on, I had very little confidence about writing dialogue but I pored over the structure of conversations in my favorite books and over time, fell into a pattern I was comfortable with. The results weren’t bad, so it’s one thing I don’t worry about too much when writing a storym

  3. Hmm… not really. Well–let’s see, no. Nothing I can come up with.

  4. I think writing at all is a good habit. I’m not a professional writer and have no designs on being one. I’m actually happy with my job and my life as they are. But writing allows me to keep my imagination active. I think that’s important for everybody.

  5. Something I am only really ‘getting’ ( yes it would appear I am a little slow) is the daily habit in just writing.. simple.. but oh so hard.. the longer you don’t write every day.. the harder it is to ‘get back into it’

  6. and as far as what editors/ beta readers look for – I get comments on the way I use the senses to engage my readers. If I miss out writing about one of them, I will usually get one of my readers asking what happened to the smell/feeling of a particular place or event.

  7. Definitely the flow of the story for me and my ability to evoke a strong emotional response. Apparently my emails are bloody funny, and people keep asking me to write humour, but that only seems to come out when I’m just being myself (personally I don’t find my emails funny, I’m just being me). Trying to actually write something that is funny is a darn sight harder!

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