Monday, March 4, 2013

Writing Tips from Tumblr

Bored one night, I decided to go on Tumblr, a popular blog site, and search the “writing tips” tag. Here are some of the tips that I got:

  • Tips for writing Fan Fiction, which included “always use your own ideas”, “don’t pay attention to other Fan Fiction” and “don’t let your personal life ‘bleed’ into your writing”. (taken from fracturedstories on Tumblr)
  • A GIANT list of boys and girls names that could be used when writing fiction.
  • A chart of synonyms that could replace many common descriptors such as “nice”, “good”, and “bad”. Check out to see the entire chart (and much more).
  • Tips on planning a novel for NaNoWriMo, aka National Novel Writing Month (If you’d like to learn more about NaNoWriMo, go to
  • How to deal with proof-reading and editing. This blogger also gives a convenient check list for editing. Check it out at
  • Multiple “How to Brainstorm” posts detailing some great ways to think of ideas for a story. 

If you want to see the entire tag, you can go onto and search “writing tips”.

Tumblr may be a distraction from actual school work, but if used correctly, it could also be a great way to learn more about writing!

Happy Tumblr-ing!  

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