The Right-Way Towards The Writers-Way!
My world is falling apart. You look upon this small sentence and see five words, but you do not feel my heart racing or the anxiety shaking my limbs out of sheer horror, when I live these words. I know you writers, you write because you have had the perfect life and pristine upbringing (Having an awesome life is never enough, is it?) and someone has taught you all you need to know about the words you write; You have never felt them, you have never been stabbed by them, you have never falling in love with the word love and watch it crumble because it has found something better.
You may have words: You may have a writing contract: You may have a literary agent, selling your work to Hollywood: You may have all the money in the world: But a true writer you will never be because you have never lived within a writer’s world.
You do not look for the fundamental rules for writing.
- All that you imagine must have some form of truth.
For example: If you have a dragon character and the dragon gives birth to a cow. You are going to lose a reader. Stick to the rules of the character and also the rules of the world your characters live in. If you are writing about Earth, you must follow the rules of Earth. Gravity, no magic, different species animal. Yes, we have these rules, they are never supposed to be broken completely, only bent that so much tension starts to erupt in the bend. And you have a story!
- Secondly, do not ask someone to pick-up your book only for them to pick-up another book to know what you are trying to get across.
Now I know a lot of writers do this, I even do this from time to time. Bestowing a great scene to the reader within a piece of work and then you go ahead a ruin it by inserting something.
Jimmy was rather rhathymia.
I mean yeah, it looks good, it’s a different way to show that Jimmy was in a good mood and cheerful, but there are other way for you to write it. And this applies to non-fiction writers and fiction writers worldwide. Yes, you can scour Google and other search engines to ensure you have great words, but just know; we don’t all have dictionaries as brains. So unless you give the reader a rough outline of what the tone of the word is, they will have no idea what it is and throw your writing across the room.
- Lastly, become great!
Now I know some writers stick to reading other writers works, but this is a major – NO! NO! – As it has been found out if you only read one type of writer, you begin to write like them and take on their genre too. So knock it off!
If you are a writer, look at what writers haven’t done (Which is never-ending) and do that, make up your own way of writing that dazzles and makes sure you have your strength genres; there is nothing worse than a horror-writer who gives themselves a challenge to write children’s fiction. Stick to what you know best. And when no doors are opening for you; keep going, someone must have left a door ajar or a window open somewhere for you to get through.
Alexander Kennedy – The Creative Writer
Happily here to help.
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