Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Right? Write.

I haven't posted any writing lately. In part, due to the fact that I haven't written anything substantial of late. I have, however, been posting to my 750word account - and I exceed the 750 word count daily. I even signed up for the April challenge; which simply is to write 750 words every day for a month. So I use it as a brain dump - a place to purge little monsters that float around in my head. I also have an idea for a story I'm working on. It's been swimming around in the grey matter soup for a while now - I think I might be ready to start working on it. As a matter of fact, there are a few projects of the writing sort I would like to start on soon. It feels good to be inspired again. No worries on me slacking on the photography front - I plan to continue snapping away at anything that seems fun, interesting or just happens to grab my attention.

The best advice I've seen at my writing sites is simply this: write what you know. I have pondered this for some time. What, exactly, do *I* know? I know a little bit about an awful lot. But what is it that I truly know - that my heart of hearts can recite without thought? Because truly, there are many things we all know. There are very few things we are openly (or secretly) passionate about. So I consider the subject daily. I have to write about what I know - and what I know is the subject of love and all it's ups and downs. This is a subject that has held me captive since I can remember. And when you write fiction, you are able to write about what you know. In any way you choose to fantasize. With any ending you want, even if it didn't turn out that way in real life. So I'm going to take all the knowledge I've gathered along the way and write it out. With twists and turns, with ups and downs. With anything I feel is necessary to make the reader feel the love, the angst, the heartache and the joy. Some words will be facts taken right from straight from my experiences, some plucked right out of my imagination. But regardless of which are true and which might be false, the tapestry of words woven together should be one the reader can wrap themselves in, become immersed in - and feel just as strongly as I do writing/recalling the feelings.

So, with that I am off to scribble off some notes for this magnum opus I have in mind....

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