Write what you want to write about. Write about what inspires you. Write about what you think about when you’re walking under the stars or in the rain. Write the story that you have always wanted to tell. Write about the characters that won’t leave your mind.
Then, have the courage to write what you love. Then, re-write it until it works.
Do not worry about its marketability or who will like it. If you like your own work, it’s all that matters. Someone else will treasure it if you treasure it first.
Don’t just write about what you know, write what you love.
Nicely put. I will post that this weekend. Thank you! Sometimes we just need the reminder.
Glad it helped! 🙂
I intertwined many of the things I love in my WIP . . . food, music, dogs, gardening . . . plus, they are the things a know about. Good reminder here.
That’s pretty awesome. 🙂 You’ve already got the process down pat.
I wouldn’t go so far as saying I have it “down pat.” It is more like I try to pull it off!
Aww haha well, you are certainly more aware of the fact that it is better to write what you know and love than try to fit into a silly mould.
Beautifully put, so poetic 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
I’m so glad you posted this. It seems lately all I’m hearing about is how to position my book for this or that market.
I wrote it for myself. Changing it too much feels like a rejection of the impulse that drove me to write it!
If this book doesn’t find its readers, maybe the next one will. 🙂
Yes, it’s so important to write things that drive you. Really, it’s the reason why we do write. Writing for markets canbe tricky anyway, because you can’t always predict when they will shift their interests.
Right here is the right web site for everyone who hopes to find out about this topic.
You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will
need to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a topic that’s been written about for years. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!
Do not worry about its marketability or who will like it. If you like your own work, it’s all that matters….love this one
Hear hear! 🙂
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So profoundly perfect. I totally agree –if you write what you would want to read, there are other people out there too who will want to read it too. 🙂
So very true!
The thing which you expressed in your post about writing is really true. However, I have a question, what if you only feel sadness and pain? Then should that person only write about sorrow? As a sad person cannot truthfully express the emotion of joy.
I think it is important to write no matter how we feel. Interestingly, I find that sadness and sorrow can fuel writers to create amazing stories. If you write when you are feeling sad and create characters that convey this, I believe that people will be able to relate to those characters because they are real and there a lot of people suffering internally from past experiences and depression.
On a side note, I do hope that you feel better. You are never alone. A happy moment is waiting for you. It could be around the next corner on the next path you take.
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