Monday, September 17, 2007

Writing Life

I just found out that a friend of mine is working towards publishing her own works of fiction. I have my own presently modest ambitions in writing and what frustrates me is that when ever I talk to writers they always refer to characters and stories running around in their head. So in response to this recent revelation and the discussion I had with her afterward I jotted this down,

I do not find characters in my mind. They do not exist and I am doubtful they ever will. There remains too much of myself or at least too much from my eyes. In my writing when I do not see myself then I only see something false.

1 comment:

Heidi the Hick said...


I was over earlier today but didn't have time to comment- great site! Do you mind if I link it to mine?

You know, about writing, I don't think there are any rules that you have to make stuff up. There are so many avenues for non-fiction (especially in your line of work!)

Most of all, even though I think writing is something that some of us are predisposed to, it is definitely a skill that we can develop. Believe me, I have been doing some serious developing lately!

Must go for now- bedtime. Good talking to you!!