I don’t know about you but I’m my worst critic. I’m sitting here wishing to write, after working hard on a school project. The thing is I’m already criticizing the story and I haven’t wrote one word of it yet. I love the story in my head, but I’m scared that once I try to write it, it’ll turn out wrong, or worst, die all together. I have to write it, I have to try and I will. But right now I’m sitting here criticizing it first. So what is it that you are your worst critic about?
This prefers to the previous post about writing what you know. If you say, do, or think of anything interesting that you believe sound great for a story, write it down right at that moment or at least as soon as possible! I can’t tell you how many times one of my friend and I have said "That belong in a story," about something we said or did. I also can’t tell you how many times I forgot what "that" was! I hate when that happen. Trust me, write it down, Now! Technorati Profile
Write what you know, I have heard that since I started writing for a hobby. (Yes, a hobby, right now it’s a hobby.) How boring, write what you know sound! What I know is my life and believe me it’s boring!!! I write romance, the modern vision of fairy tales, and paranormal romance at that. That writing very, very far from what I know. (Believe me there’s not much romance in my life... and for sure that no vampire or shape shifter either.) But wait... thinks back to anything you have read, watched on T.V. or seen in a movie. What really, I mean really, kept you interested? Most of the time its something you can relate too. So maybe these people have a point, maybe we should write what we know. I’m talking about making these characters, ploys, and stories real by putting what you know inside them. You know what you were feeling when you got angry at your boy/girlfriend that time, or how you felt when you someone surprise you with something that made you happy. Describe these emotions when you write to make your characters come alive. Use something that happened to you to enrich your ploy. Draw from your life to improve your story. I know I’m going to try this in my writing. Remember I’m just an amateur too.