People are making these great and grand suggestions everywhere, and while I do appreciate the effort, it’s like drowning in a sea of how-tos. I think if I listen to all these writing tips, my own voice would be lost. There’s too much clutter. I can’t do them all.
This is going to sound somewhat egocentric, but honestly, I write for me.
I write because I have these images in my head, a nearly constantly running movie that I want to try and clearly transcribe to paper so the vision remains after I read it. And it’s not as if getting this stuff into written form makes the images go away. Far from it. Writing makes it worse! I can be walking through a museum or down a crowded street and get hit by an idea for a new story or a continuing one that should be set on that street corner or is inspired by the painting on the wall.
I write about things that are interesting to me, and because I’m fairly average in my likes and dislikes, it’s probable that other people may have the same tastes.
Most of us are more alike than not, so it’s probable that no matter what kind of story you’ve dreamed up, there will be an audience for it.
So my very easy writing tip of the day is to write for you. Write what you see in your head. Write what inspires you. Your writing voice will shine forward if you take the locks off. In short, write what you know, how you know it. Have faith. The rest will come.