So you want to be an author?

So, you want to be a writer? An author, you say!

Anyone can be an author, but not everyone can be a writer.

I have edited the writing of 7-10 writers this week. Let me just say, that putting words on paper is not writing. Good writing is more than even laying thoughts onto the paper in a sensical manner.

What are the parts of the sentences? How do you utilize punctuation to convey your meaning? Where do you put commas? When do you add parentheses? When do you italicize? What is a hanging participle? How do you show emotion?

All of these things may sound too involved. You may say, “Why can’t I just write what I say?” Well, you can, but if you want others to read it, then consider these points.

Good writing tells a story via words and punctuation. One can convey much about the main character or even the writer through the use of punctuation and synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.

Stay tuned to Iris’ Writing Secretary for hints to help you become a writer that conveys a picture of the story through words and punctuation…Create a sense of emotion that drags the reader into the story.