Tag: writerslife

When the story becomes dull

I’ve talked about this before, but I really need to beat it into my brain so I don’t make the same mistakes again: I cannot separate plot from character, character is plot and they decide what happens. Granted, it’s good to have a general… Continue Reading “When the story becomes dull”

Write too much or too little

They say that it’s advisable to cut a significant portion of your draft before finalizing, that a lot of it is simply filler, but I have the opposite experience, I write too little. I’m rather lazy by nature so I usually don’t add more… Continue Reading “Write too much or too little”

When you learn how to write

When learning how to write, I didn’t do it the right way. I started with flowery words and I just wrote from the heart without knowing what made a story. Though, honestly, that’s probably the only way to start because the basics are boring.… Continue Reading “When you learn how to write”

I’m lazy, and so are you! Probably…

When writing, I’d much rather ignore a problem, hoping that it would solve itself, rather than tackle it head on. That is not to say I won’t do it eventually, but I’ve found it better to do it sooner rather than later… For instance,… Continue Reading “I’m lazy, and so are you! Probably…”

Kill your Darlings… Ain’t that the truth…

Why is it so hard narrowing down your ideas into a cohesive story? If you are anything like me, your mind is bombarded with ideas all the time, which is no exception when you write. You want to explore everything; everything is interesting, until… Continue Reading “Kill your Darlings… Ain’t that the truth…”

Tell the Truth!

I’ve read many sorts of books and I’ve come to realise that in the English speaking world, it is very common to have stories with themes. A red line that ties the story together. I’ve read a couple of the classics from my own… Continue Reading “Tell the Truth!”

Writer’s Advice is Useless…

… is what I’ve come to realise after reading through mountains of writer’s advice blogs and articles: don’t read them. They will discourage you, if anything else. Now, I realise this might be considered writer’s advice as well, but I believe there are exceptions.… Continue Reading “Writer’s Advice is Useless…”

A Writer’s Illusion – Poem

A writer is mad for the stories he tell Worlds and people he conjure up, What else can one say? They go through life, Looking dimly into the unknown What do they find, That no one else is shown? © Christopher Stamfors

Rejected by Society – Poem

  Interests should be few and far between Society demands But the world cannot be understood From one school of thought Or a single study But a multitude of ideas Shared and expressed through time In essence, We see the world through the eyes… Continue Reading “Rejected by Society – Poem”

When the things you touched turned to garbage

It’s a happy time, and a difficult time, when the things you’ve written all turn to garbage. It means that you have leveled up. You see now what your critics has been talking about and it is time for you to become better. You… Continue Reading “When the things you touched turned to garbage”

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