You are a puppet master, helping us make sense of this crazy world. You hint at the fundamental unease of existence and human imperfection and give meaning to climatic events. Your challenge is to show this crazy existence through the eyes of new characters and situations that the reader finds believable.
There will be times when you lose interest in your story. It will be like falling out of love. Divorce yourself from the idea. Take what you can. Chairs, sofas, tables – scenes, descriptions, characters. Put these in a folder and move on. You never know. Someday in the future, these might become useful again.
Writing should never be an obligation. Let it be your passion. If you are passionate about your stories, you can live with them as the months roll by and the seasons turn from autumn into spring and through summer to autumn again. Sometimes it takes years to write a story. Be a long-distance runner. BeContinue reading “Let writing be your passion”