I’ve talked about ideas before – you may remember my Song of the Muses post. However I want to discuss the invasion of stories.
I don’t know about you, but my muse doesn’t wait until I’ve finished a novel before she bashes me over the head with another idea.
☆ Muse Attack ☆
Case in point, while driving to work this week, I was suddenly accosted by a whole new story. The protagonist was fully formed and named (thought I wasn’t keen on the character’s surname…every attempt to rename her failed and so I have kept it as it came to me).
So, I’m finally back around to my World Building Series again. If you missed the earlier ones I’ve covered The Sun & Seasons, Landscapes and Water.
Today I’m going to discuss atmosphere.
So there are these #WriterLife Tag questions that are bobbing around cyberspace. It has probably been around for years, but I am often (fashionably) late to the party so I have only just become aware of them.
Now being late never stopped me so I’ve decided to use this as a mid-week post!
I am not going tag anyone (just like I didn’t wait to be tagged), but if you are a writer and feel like answering these questions, please do.
Then drop me a comment to let me know you have so I can pop over to your blog and read them!
I thought it would be a good time to talk about getting started in writing. Mainly because the novel series I have been writing on and off, for what feels like forever, has changed.
Whether you are writing a novel or a short story it is a good idea to have your MAIN PLOT before you get too much written down.
The Main Plot is the singular thread that runs through the novel/story. You may have character ideas or scene ideas but eventually you need to think about a plot. I recommend that you do this sooner rather than later.
The terms “talent” and “skill” can often be heard, banded about. I see many young writers, new writers who speak in awe of someone else’s talent. This is often followed, I am sad to say, by talk of “I’ll never be that good” or “I wish I was that talented.”
It is so easy to get disheartened in the creative arts. When I was younger my writing would suffer horrendously every time I read a great book. As the wow factor of the book faded, it would be replaced by a bitterness at myself and my work. This led to my own novel festering away alone as I refused to “waste my time” on it.
Thankfully I have grown out of that annoying habit and while I do still read books that wow me, they are now just a measuring stick by which I can gauge my own development.