As a writer, I have found that for every piece you write, fiction or non-fiction, it is important to FOCUS!
At any given point in the piece, you should focus on the person or character at hand and everything else in the story should therefore relate to him/her
Focus on a point of view: from the perspective of the protagonist, or the victim Or
the Lover or the teacher. That brings more insight and understanding of the story
Focus on the subject you started to write about in the first place. Getting distracted by and large to things that start amusing or feel vaguely interesting might make an intense piece seem flimsy and lacking weight.
Focus on consistency. If you're writing in the past tense, don't keep changing it unless the story demands it. If you're writing Funny, don't insert a morose comment. If you're siding a particular character, don't turn it around by proving him/ her wrong.
whatever you write _don't waffle ..... take a stand!
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