Susannah’s Writing Tips Need some help getting started? Try some of the tricks Susannah uses to write her stories! Before you start brainstorm all your ideas – let them tumble out without worrying about spelling or whether you think they’re any good Pick your best ideas Plan your writing. Don’t crowd all those brilliant ideas in one paragraph! One idea per paragraph Write at least one draft. The best stories are the one that are re-worked and re-worked! Write, write, write! Practice makes perfect! Hey! Make sure your first sentence gets people's attention! Read, read, read! The best way to improve your writing is to read! Don't let spelling mistakes distract the reader! Keep a writer's notebook to jot your ideas down - you never know when a great idea will come! Every story needs a BANG!