I see tons of posts about how to not write a main character like yourself. They’re full of great tips, but I have to wonder, is that all necessary?
Certainly, if you’ve written several books, it’s good to switch things up: to force yourself into a new perspective. Don’t give yourself a free ride; you’re better than that! But for a first story, or a first serious story? Don’t write yourself off as an amazing character.
Writeousness shifted again! Now he’s in the form of a cat:
Writeousness is my constant companion- my shapeshifting urge to write.
My novel is in its first round of beta readers, so I haven’t been writing creatively recently. Writeousness is respecting that, so he mostly sits in a corner, demanding attention enough to get blog posts out but not enough to drive me crazy. Thanks, buddy!
As this semester’s syllabi stack up, I realize I probably won’t have that much time to blog (just a heads up). The main root of this problem is my creative writing class- which looks great- only it’s starting with poetry.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a prose type of girl.
Do you ever have that feeling that the world just doesn’t fit right? It’s this overpowering feeling that you’re not doing enough, a longing to live, coupled with the realization that nothing you do will ever fulfill this need.
I get it the most after reading or watching a particularly good story, or when listening to a certain type of music. For me, currently, it’s a mixture of Rogue One and Lord Huron’s Lonesome Dreams album, but really, anything good can set it off.
I went into Rogue One expecting a romance.
Really, who didn’t? There was a girl and a guy for main characters, so obviously sparks would fly.
Well, things didn’t exactly go as planned. (Spoilers ahead)