Blood In The Ink
Kinda of a weird blog title I know but It will make sense by the end, I hope. You see I am not an expert and have not really spent a great deal of time in this place we call earth, but I have, through as much observation and as much thought as possible, come to discover a thing or two. One of the most terrible things I have discovered, and maybe not terrible to some but an atrocity in my mind, is people writing too much from there head.
Writing too much from their head, yes it seems the writers that there are, and isn't it odd that at one time everyone wrote but now we need to have writers, get so caught up in worrying about the so called "proper" way to design a story and standing out from a technical perspective they forget to make a good read. Now don't get me wrong, to say that everyone should go out and write in any manner possible could very quickly destroy the art, but most of all the art needs heart.
Take me for example, I hate to use me as an example but its what I got at the moment. When I write a story I don't sit down and plan it all out in some kind of outline, I don't break it down and reconstruct it in my editing. I shoot from the hip so-to-speak and just let the story take me where it pleases. I honestly believe that there were millions of stories thrown into the universe at the beginning of time and its simply a matter of getting them on paper. So don't go into a story, or any piece of art for that matter, thinking your going to strong arm it into being what you want it to be, your result will be a badly mangled specter of what could have been. And the same goes for editing, don't change it more than necessary, clean up your dialogue where need be, fix your grammar and punctuation and maybe if your feeling crazy try making the story a little more dynamic but leave it be.
A piece written from the heart will always have its place, it might not win a prestigious award, a fat publishing contract or even a single fan. But a piece written from the heart will always have its place in the world and will have its moment in time for many a grateful reader. So write from the heart, write whats in your heart, blood is in your heart so in short write with blood in your ink.
Matthew Von Prince, AKA EmmVeePi
PS Watch for my website and FREE short story to be published soon.
And my normal grammar disclaimer:
Sorry if it's not perfect in grammar or punctuation, or if it rambles a little.
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