The right resources for your writing (when English is your second language)

In this blogpost I want to share some tips and resources for starting your stories, especially when you don’t have a degree in English or Literature (like me). I view it as the best advice I have ever encountered for when it comes to writing fiction - study the greats, but with a twist.

In addition, I want to share some resources about self-publishing and example authors. Also, what are – in my opinion – the pros and cons of self publishing vs. traditional publishing?

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How to structure your writing ideas

Making lists to structure your writing ideas for a novel, short stories, non-fiction work, blogs posts, anything is great to organize all your thoughts.

I keep a note in my Notes app in which I type out all ideas I have. They can be concrete story ideas, lists of subjects I want to write about, morals, pieces of dialogue or sentences that pop up in my mind. 

Write down what inspires you. Choose topics that you’re excited about, that (literally) keep you up at night. Topics you want to teach your (future) children about. Soon you’ll find you get ideas from everything. From a situation you encountered at the grocery store, to a newspaper article, to a great film. 

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