I think about this issue now as a writer, and I suspect I’m not alone. If you too write ORIGINAL fiction, you probably also take your copyrighted characters seriously and are protective of them.
If you cannot impress readers while remaining true to yourself, you are doing writing wrong.
Twenty-three years ago this morning, July 14, 1995 (yes, yes, that was indeed before some of you were born), in Paris I was standing along the Champs Elysées…
Cricket and baseball may have evolved from the same source(s), but they are now distinctive games and are in fact national cultural emblems of sorts.
I never outright count words, but based on my experience I would say a good start is just give yourself a recurring and rational goal you feel you can reach: “I’ll get a decent page done daily.”
Here’s a suggestion of something to try if you are one of those and still claim you don’t know what you want to write about.
“But this must be very tiring for you, Robert? Shall I see England too? Oh, but I know you are still creating me. I hope I shall be beautiful and memorable…”
Earlier I had noticed that my in-laws (who were out for a time) had a copy of Passports, my first book of that trilogy, sitting (sort of hidden, behind a picture frame, but still easily visible) on a chest of drawers in the entrance hall.
In the context of all of that, naturally I thought of a Danish long-time girlfriend.
On Sunday, a writer on Instagram “tagged” me asking me to explain myself: “If truth be told.” Hmm. I don’t normally do tags. However, she’s a good Instagrammer and writer, so I decided I would this time.
My first Kindle reader years ago (it was one of Amazon’s first Kindles) had the capability to “speak” the text electronically. You may remember, or even still have one.
“It was very, very special what you did for her,” my mom declared. “She will remember it the rest of her life.”
Every writer will invariably develop a personal style. Like fingerprints, it’s unique to you. It sets you apart from everyone else.
It took composing that top paragraph to get my mind moving…and that was that.
“If we may return to the subject of our discussion. Ms. Markle had been on a television drama on cable on the USA network…”