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    Genuine or forced?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Greta, Mar 8, 2013.

    Hello everyone. I' m here to share this thought I've been having about this story I'm writing.
    So I sit down, probably because currently I have a lot of free time, and I just have to think a situation. Is that "alright"? Or should it just come out on its own and flow down the paper? Am I forcing it if I have to think about the situation? Is the story supposed to form itself with ideas that suddenly show up in your head? Because I get this feeling that what I'm writing I don't mean; this feeling of hypocrisy because I have to make up a situation to fit an emotion or a characters explination as to why he is the way he is in the present.
    Thanks for reading :)
    PS: I'm sorry if made any grammar mistakes, I'm learning english, not native speaker
     
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    Hi Greta

    I think it's your job as a writer to create situations to emote.

    I'm not sure if anyone in the world has ever sat down and scribbled off a complete story without tons of head banging and soul searching, trying to fit or jam in or wedge a scenario to suit the sentiments of the writer or character.

    Don't worry if it isn't all exactly in your head right now - just write and see what happens - after a while it will flow a lot easier.
     
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    This is what people mean when they say, "the first draft always sucks." The first draft has all the shit but also the gems. Editing will bring out its beauty.
     
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    First draft is always not what you want your story to turn out. I had written first, second and third draft samples for my novel and it was not until 4 years later that I had came to what the story will evolve into.

    There are some writers who are gifted where they can write a novel in one sitting. There are others that take years and years to develop a usable story. Editing will help refine your writing, grammer, spelling but it is about the story.
     
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    I see. I'll explore as much as possible and I'll not reject any thoughts that come to my head for then review.
     

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