Australian Financial Writer’s ‘Catch the Wave’ guide to writing the next big idea

Aug 5, 2021 Stories

The most common mistake people make when they start writing is trying to think of a big idea as a single line.

A line that can be summarized as a simple paragraph, an article or a series of paragraphs.

Instead, write it in the way a real writer would, using multiple key words to build a coherent narrative.

Here are eight tips to writing a better idea: 1.

The key to writing ideas in the first place is the subject.

The most popular way to write ideas is to write them down.

“What are you trying to say?”, you ask.

But what are you writing down?

The first thing you need to know is what the subject is, how it relates to your subject and what you want to achieve by saying it.

The more words you use, the more effective your idea will be.

To make it more clear, start by saying, “I want to do something with an idea that would benefit the country.”

Then you can think of what your ideas would be about.

Write the idea down.

You can also use a word processor like Word, Pro or WordPad to add a sentence or paragraphs.

Then use the word processor to generate a summary of your idea and create a sentence for each idea.

You’ll be able to add more ideas later, or you can write it down and keep going.


Don’t use clichés.

If you’re trying to build an idea, write something that you really like.

Don´t start with clichés, such as, “It´s not a simple story.”

Write something that resonates.


Write from the heart.

Write to your heart.

Try to avoid clichés such as “the story should make sense”.

Instead, use a more straightforward, and more direct, title: “A simple story about a boy who lives in a small village”.

Write something like that and it will help your writing flow.


Donít make your ideas too big.

If your idea is too big, you’ll end up making it sound too complicated.

Try starting with, “A man who dreams of a house of his own.

He can’t afford to buy it.”

This will help to make the idea seem more complex and the words you write seem more important.


Avoid clichés and clichés are a dead giveaway.

You’re going to end up using clichés a lot.

So, write your ideas in such a way that it will be easy to identify them later.

Don�t overuse the words.

Use the word limit.

For example, if you have a paragraph of five words, don’t write them all down, just three.

Write five paragraphs instead.


DonÕt use cliché words to describe your subject.

For instance, the word “village” is usually used to describe a small town, or an old country home.

But it can also be used to mean “a large, rural community”.

Don’t write anything that sounds like you want the reader to think, “Oh that’s what I want to write about!”

Instead, try to write something with a positive message, or something that can make your reader feel good.


Use descriptive words.

A lot of people use descriptive words to help you write.

Try not to use clichès.

Instead use a noun or adjective, like, “an old house.”

Try not using clichè words like “the village” or “an empty house.”

Instead, describe your idea as “an idea that can benefit the people of a small rural village.”


Donôt use the “big picture” tag.

It can sound a little like “it will make sense in the end,” but it can help your readers to understand what your idea really is.

Instead write something like, a village that needs an old house to house its people.

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