What to Write?? Musings From My Fiction-less Mind

What to write?? I have the world at my fingertips, yet I haven't a clue what to say. It would be so much easier if I could make up stories, but I only know how to tell the truth. Yet again, Stephen King says, "Write whatever you want, but always tell the truth." I've got that part down, but I don't know how to make up stories that aren't my truths...or at least things I have experienced. But I understand how things look and feel, why can't I just create a world in my mind--it can look like anything I want, and I know I am capable of describing it perfectly. Just as my dreams are so vividly detailed, I could transfer these dreams to the page as well. I have been blessed with an incredibly imaginative mind, I need to start using it in my writing.

So what's stopping me?? Surprisingly, it's not fear. I guess it's partly not knowing what to say/write that hasn't been written/said a ba-zillion times before. But no one can read everything (just as in music, no one can know every band/song) so as long as it's good, what does it matter? Maybe if I look at this like I look at my blogs; there are a ga-zillion blogs, yet I have two of them, which people read and enjoy and find informative. That's a great way to look at it, right?? Right. Enough questions, get to it Lisa.

2 comments:

  1. It’s true, Lisa. They say every story has already been told. Every image has already been created. Every creative idea has already been conceived.

    One: I don’t believe any of that.

    Two: No story, regardless of how many times it’s been written, has ever been told by Lisa Sumner with her very own unique, distinctive voice and style. :)

    When you feel you absolutely HAVE to tell a story…when you MUST share your thoughts…when you are CONSUMED with the idea of creating a world and populating it with characters, you WILL write. And then there will be no stopping you.

    It will happen. You’ll see. :)

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  2. Hurrah! Thanks so much for that! I never thought I would EVER write fiction, but now I'm starting to warm up to the idea...I do have 4 chapters into a story I've been 'writing' for the last couple of years, perhaps I'll blow the dust off it and give it another go.

    Thanks so much for reading & commenting! ; )

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