Monday, October 21, 2013

Little Bits of Inspiration #1 - A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

When you're a writer, one of the most thrilling moments you can find yourself in is when you're in your "madman" phase*, writing away, seeing the scenes in your head and getting them down on paper, the words coming so fast that your fingers can't even keep up. It's like watching a movie or TV show, being taken along for a ride, it's fun and makes you feel really good about yourself. If only all writing could be like this....

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fan Fiction as an Exercise

One of the ways that I got into more hard-core writing (setting deadlines for myself, plotting in my head all day long, finding myself excited about getting home from school to write) was Fan Fiction. I honestly cannot remember the last time I read a piece of fan fiction, though the last piece I wrote, I remember, was over ten years ago (the summer before college started), a Harry Potter Fan Fic, all about what if Wizardry was just in Harry’s head. But I digress, while I no longer have a need or even a slight desire to write/read fan fiction (and there is part of me that shuns that part of my existence because I grappled with the morality of stealing other people’s characters), I still think it’s a very valuable exercise for beginning writers.

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