And sometimes, as much as it pains me to admit it, writing doesn’t always take the priority.
My favorite genre is binge reading stories from the library, spending all day in bed swearing I’ll stop after one more chapter, developing massive, unhealthy crushes on fictional characters. My favorite genre is whatever I can get my hands on.
Writing is wonderful. It’s like playing God, sculpting worlds, forming new people from nothing but your fingers against the keyboard, giving life to the two-dimensional creations of your own mind, weaving spells of love and pain and the whole spectrum of human emotion.
I love being a writer, but that’s not why I do it.
For overwriters, word count goals can be very good and they can be very bad.
Why on earth would you do that? How much of a story can you possibly tell in that short amount of space? Well, for anyone who has read the six-word story by Hemingway, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” you’ll know an awful lot can be said with an awful little.
Here are just a few reasons to give microfiction a try.
This house, specifically, has called to my baser self for over a year. What does that have to do with writing? Everything.
As a reader and, more importantly, as a writer, this series offers a treasure trove of inspiration, skill, and finesse and we can all learn a great deal from it. Here are just a few reasons why everyone who loves to write – and read – should put Six of Crows at the top of their To Be Read Pile.
Writing a book does not happen on the day of the release, but rather, over the course of so, so many hours and so many opportunities to give up.
And I consider that my greatest accomplishment.
I have a Faulkner quote hanging in the top right corner of my vision as I sit at my desk, and it’s come to be something I live my life by.
There’s a reason they say write drunk, edit sober. Your inhibitions should be down while you’re writing and doubled while you’re editing.