For those who have been following my writing project progress or digress, thanks a bunch. Love yall! For those of you just tuning in, I am working on a title that I’ll be self publishing. Last year I published The Prayer Monologues with CreateSpace, yet this year I will try a new place. Nothing wrong with CreateSpace but I just like to spread my wings and CreateSpace has helped me so far.
Onward to being bombarded. With what you may ask? Messages, themes, characters. Even while working on a fiction novel, reading a nonfiction book doesn’t help because now I want my character to be placed in the exact same predicament as the author in his biography. Sounds weird but that is when all the mediums/genres mesh together and forms what my creative writing instructor calls “experiential writing”(found in “Forking Paths”)
Then, while watching Ghost Whisperer I am bombarded and overloaded with special themes and character behaviors to modify in my own writing. I’ll never get done at this rate, but I still press onward with this outline. Yes, I have thrown away most of what I typed out so far and have found the gem in outlining. Everyone don’t have to outline but having an excellent idea of where to begin is key to strong storytelling.
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