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Tips and Advice For Aspiring Writers, Authors, and Poets

Inspiration

  • Take inspiration from your surroundings.
  • Don’t ignore the ordinary. The mundane can turn into something amazing if you shift your perspective.

  • Save all of your ideas. Store them on post it notes in a shoe box under your bed if you please, but save them. 

Be Open-Minded

  • Experiment with all aspects of writing. It’s art, after all. 
  • Don’t get stuck in the planning process. That’s the most common spot writers crash and burn on the journey to writing something meaningful.

  • Be open to changing the story you’re writing, or ditching it altogether in search of something better.

Learn

  • Get real experience. Try freelance writing gigs if you’re into that sort of thing.
  • Collaborate with other writers. 

  • Learn from successful writers. Read other people’s work and nitpick it to find the do’s and don’ts.

Be Realistic

  • Don’t write to be famous or to earn money (unless writing is your job, but in that case, I assume, it isn’t your first time doing this).
  • Practice writing, even when you’re not in a write-y mood.

  • Remember that writing is hard work, and that sometimes, it’s going to be difficult as hell to sit down and force yourself to work, but that’s part of the gig.

Chill Out

  • Try to enjoy it. Writing is fun, even if it’s your job
  • Don’t be discouraged by writer’s block. It happens to everyone, and it goes away eventually. You just have to try to work through it.
  • Reach out for help and advice when you need it. There are lots of people out there who want to help you.
Spell Writing Tips for Beginners

Hello Lovelies!

So you’ve decided to write a spell, great! Everyone has the capacity and capability to write a working spell. This is a list of some beginner tips for new spell writers, or for experienced writers who feel they need to go back to the basics.

1. Don’t be afraid of your own style.

Some spells are super flowery with long words and Shakespearian phrases. Some spells require 18 ingredients and 3 days to cast them. Some spells require specific times to cast them and the perfect astrological conditions. Some spells are simple, consisting of a single phrase.
Don’t be afraid of your own individual style. A spell written by you, for you, should be a personal experience. Just because your spell doesn’t flow a certain way doesn’t mean it’s “wrong” or won’t work. Spell writing is a form of self expression and each spell will be as individual and unique as the person writing it.

2. Don’t think too much.

Spell writing (for me anyway) is more of a spiritual experience than an intellectual one. I usually sit down with my pen and paper. Then I meditate for a minute thinking about what I want to achieve. Then I just let the words flow out onto the paper, without thinking about what it all means. You can always read it after and make adjustments. If you just sit down and let it happen, you may be surprised by what you come up with!

3. Make your own associations.

Don’t feel like you have to research the meaning of every ingredient or color that you use. I may think red is a color for lust while you see it as a color for anger. Both associations are right. If something doesn’t feel right to you, or you personally feel different about something. It’s ok to use an ingredient in a different way than what is “traditional”.

4 Do research on any ingredients you use.

This may seem contradictory to my last tip, but this time I’m talking about physical properties. Will your gemstone dissolve in water? Is that herb you want to use toxic? Could you have an allergy to that essential oil? It’s important to do your research because some of the ingredients used in spell craft can be very potent.

5. Have fun!

If spell writing is stressing you out, try taking a break and coming back to it later. Whatever energy you have while writing your spell is going to show up in the casting of your spell. If you’re angry while writing a healing spell, it probably won’t work as well as you wanted it to. Don’t get frustrated with yourself. You’re new at this it will take some time. Just have patience with yourself.

I hope these tips are helpful for any new spell writers!
Happy writing!
-Liz

Useful Words

네 - Yes
아니요 - No
누구 - Who
뭐/무엇 - What
어디 - Where
언제 - When
왜 - Why
어느 - Which
어떻게 - How
그렇게 - So
여기 - Here
거기 - There
다시 - Again
모두 - All
쉬운 - Easy
나쁜 - Bad
좋은 - Good
좋아하다 - To like
싫어하다 - To dislike
오늘 - Today
가끔 - Sometimes
항상 - Always
사람 - Person
말 - Words/Speech
그래 - So/Yeah/That’s right
저기요 - Excuse me
죄송합니다/ 미안해요 - Sorry
끝 - End
한 - One/Single (하나 is 1)
괜찮다 - To be ok
하다 - To do
이다 - To be

A&R 

Originally posted by ghibli-forever

Manners

(Noun) 주세요 - Please give me (Noun)

제발 - Please (used in desperation, not for casual use)

감사합니다 - Thank you (formal)

감사해요 - Thank you (casual)

고마워 - Thank you (casual, you can add 요 to make it slightly more formal)

고맙습니다 - Thank you (more friendly)

너무/ 정말 - Much/Really (you can add in front of to mean ‘Thank you very much’)

아니요, 괜찮아요 - No, It’s/I’m ok

미안해요 - Sorry 

죄송합니다 - I am Sorry/ I apologize  

저기요 - Excuse me (When trying to get someone’s attention)

Korean Name Suffixes

A&R

Originally posted by you-win-lee