Citrusy Writing Tips

Citrusy Writing Tips

Hello, Limes just wants to write her own tips down to help the Quibblo population be fantabulastic authors (Not that a lot of you aren't already.) If any of y'all have more tips, please send them to me, and I'll add them.

Chapter 1

First thing's first, Paragraphs!

by: Limes
Alright, I've noticed that this is kind of a common issue, so I felt that this is the best thing to start with. Large, uncut blocks of text are not only confusing, but they are very frightening. When I click on a story that looks interesting and see a huge block of text I get a little freaked out and click away real quick. So, to fix that, you create paragraphs.

When To Start A New Paragraph

1. The easiest to decide is when somebody new starts talking, you skip a line and, of course, write whatever it is they're saying.

2. Now, this one isn't too complex either; when you start talking about something new. For instance, if I'm writing about how lovely the sunset is, then switch to how perfect the weather is, then I should start a new paragraph.

See, it's not too complex, it just takes you being conscious of the concept of paragraphing. Let me give you an example;

Wrong:
The sunlight bathed the horizon with a lovely hue of golden, the sun dipping behind the rolling hills. Night would soon chase away the last of the warming light, leaving me sitting in the darkness, but for now, I was content with watching the majestic view of the sun tainting the sky with its pinks and oranges. The air was cool and sweet, tasting of the upcoming fall. A warm breeze blew hair into my face, but I didn't bother moving it. The weather was perfect right now, just before the darkness leeched the last of the warmth from the air. But now I wasn't worried about any of that, I was in complete bliss. "Dear, you should come in before it gets too dark!" My mother called, "Don't worry, mom, I'll be in in a little bit!" I called back, I sighed, frustrated that she had broken my mood, but she was right. As the sun disappeared behind the horizon, I stood and went home. The day was over, after all.

See how it's a little confusing? It's hard to read and you have a hard time knowing who's talking at each time. Now, this isn't very long, so it isn't imposing, but if it were longer, it would just be a lot harder to read.

Correct
The sunlight bathed the horizon with a lovely hue of golden, the sun dipping behind the rolling hills. Night would soon chase away the last of the warming light, leaving me sitting in the darkness, but for now, I was content with watching the majestic view of the sun tainting the sky with its pinks and oranges.

The air was cool and sweet, tasting of the upcoming fall. A warm breeze blew hair into my face, but I didn't bother moving it. The weather was perfect right now, just before the darkness leeched the last of the warmth from the air. But now I wasn't worried about any of that, I was in complete bliss.

"Dear, you should come in before it gets too dark!" My mother called,

"Don't worry, mom, I'll be in in a little bit!" I called back,

I sighed, frustrated that she had broken my mood, but she was right. As the sun disappeared behind the horizon, I stood and went home. The day was over, after all.


See how it takes a lot less thinking to read? Adding paragraphs to your story makes it more pleasing to the eyes and much easier to read.

Happy writing, and please don't take offence to anything that I write here, it is not directed at anybody in particular, I just hope you find some of it helpful!

Love always,
Limes <3

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