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What should every aspiring writer know about writing?
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    tynamite's avatar If I had to give 5 writing lessons for absolute beginners, they would be

    • Children's stories <--- I wrote a writing lesson about this last year.
    • Introducing a story
    • Setting a mood
    • Characterisation
    • Tone (inc. Show don't tell)

    All of these would take much longer to explain at once, than an answer warrants.

    For experienced writers you can find my answer to What are some tips for advanced writers?

    Don't forget to read books, so you can know what within the scope of writing is possible.
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    Richer people have better health.

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