Six Basic Tips for WritersSo often, I encounter journal entries on DA that offer writers wonderful tips on how to improve their craft. In this journal, I'm going to share some of my own advice. I hope you find the following suggestions helpful and informative. Here we go! (:1) Expand VocabularyAs obvious as it sounds, words are everything to a writer. Therefore, it makes sense to increase your knowledge of various terms. You don't necessarily need a dictionary to do this. I personally prefer using a thesaurus, so I can learn synonyms and antonyms. A thesaurus is great if you want to avoid using repetitive words in your work. Just search for alternate phrases and you're good to go!2) Be ComprehensibleRemember that being a writer is not the same as being a mechanical engineer or a quantum physics professor. You do not need to use an overload of complex terms in your pieces to seem intelligent. Now, I'm not saying you should
If Life Is An OceanIf life is an ocean, then I’m in the deepAnd the ocean is made of the tears that I weep.The waves are the troubles that crash o’er my head,Sinking me, soaking me, wishing me dead.If I am a boat, then I’m searching for shore,But the lights of my beacons don’t shine anymore,And the stars keep on shifting to change their design,So I’m no longer sure which direction is mine.If no man is an island, then I am bemusedFor my friends have all left me alone and confused,And my only companions are all the debrisOf my troubles that gather to barricade me.If the whole world is flat, then I stand at the edgeTo search for a sign lurking just past the ledgeThat I might make a change in my future’s designIf I stay here and wait, than jump over the side.