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My best advice for a budding author is "Write.", Write!" and "Keep writing." Write in English regularly, improve your writing skills, for formal and informal letter writing, stories, resumes, essays, business plans and emails.
One of the most important components is the image as a writing device to convey the magic from your imagination. One does this by using the figures of speech through one's unique style, also called 'the author's voice' sometimes.
Another very important component of your writing is syntax. This part of grammar deals with the connection of all the words you need in your sentences (neither more, nor less) and their correct order in your sentences.
For now, we shall concern ourselves with the practice of writing as part of our studying of English as a foreign language. We did have an interesting assignment in January 2015 for which, little by little, my students had to build sufficient information for a private blog. You can peruse excerpts from Ghada's, and Ahad's blog here.
I was impressed recently, when I visited Razane's blog, to realise that she took our practice on board seriously and continued with her writing. That's awesome, Razane! Please let us know of other examples, if you have any.
Here is my writing as another example. This was an exercise of mine during my life in China, between 2012-2014.
And here is your writing - start with "Your Success Story".
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Here we shall build some lessons to help you improve your writing skills.
Lots of lessons: cause & effect, comparisons, linking signals, relative clauses, presenting information, expressing emotions and grammar games, of course. We had more lessons on: intensifying adverbs and phrasal verbs, expressing various concepts such as addition, exception, restriction and ambiguity. Lately we started some exercises: likes/dislikes, frequency adverbs (twice), verb tenses, etc.
Learn how to build a website, by using the SBI! system - start from the basics, developing a site concept and a niche, supply and demand, learn about profitability and monetization, payment processing, register domain, website structure and content as a pyramid. Also learn about the tools I'm using to build this website. We also covered how to build traffic, working with search engines, building a good system of inbound links, using social marketing and blogs with the SBI system, how to use Socialize It and Form Build It, how to publish an e-zine and how to build a social network in your niche.
We looked at a few games by now: Countable & uncountable nouns, Free Rice, Name That Thing, Spell It, Spelloween, the Phrasal Verbs Game, Preposition Desert, The Sentence Game, Word Confusion, Word Wangling, Buzzing Bees, and The Verb Viper Game.
Be prepared to play and learn more pretty soon.