My progress as an inspiring author
I've known that you shouldn't "tell" but show the readers what's happening in the book. I knew, but apparently I still "told" the readers. I guess I don't really know how to show all that much. I try, I've been practicing. I try to use the five senses and everything to help with the show thingy. I try not to info dump. There's this recent super short story I've written a long time ago that I re-did. In the end, I made it completely different. Although, it did have the same idea to it with similar characters but, they were switched. Some personalities were switched and changed as well.
The thing is, I realized it made the story a whole lot better than it was before. I know by me practicing these skills, I'm getting better at writing. By this fact, I'm feeling better as a writer. I'm planning on researching a lot more. I want to make my stories more interesting. Before, I just started writing with nothing but a few searches and reads here and there. I realized, by how my brother was doing a sort of comic type story (Which I'm helping with, but not lately x-x) he wanted to do more research then what I usually do. Low and behold, we gained some awesome ideas from it. Look at that! haha.
I've been feeling the writing wasn't really a thing for me. I draw more than I write. The thing was though, while I've been drawing and seeing different pieces of art, all I've been thinking about was writing. It was like a friend that I haven't spoken to in a while. It was waiting for me to talk to it again. I started to continue writing my story on Wattpad. The thing was, I didn't know what direction I was heading for it. I felt like it was progressing fast and so I felt really discouraged. I write anyways. I'm planning on just writing it, even if it may not make sense. When I'm done with my chapter, (Which I'm working on my fourth) I'm going to edit the crap out of it and see if I could fix the story somehow so I won't just put the story on the backburner. I want to at least finish this one story. It's not really a novel, but a short story. When I finish the short story, I'm going to try and rewrite the whole story to take away all the mistakes I've made within it. I'm going to finish this one, and then I'm going to plan the heck out of the next story so I'll know what to write so I won't get writer's block.
I’m working on my actual novel too. I moved on to where I was stuck. I believe I'm getting much better at just writing, not worrying about it making sense or how I have no idea to how I would write it. Bulldozing through.
I'm going to critique more stories on this website for the reason there is critique stuff on this website: To get a better eye for my own works, and to try to give back to this community. You know, be a part of it more.
I think my drawing helps me write. It’s hard for me to imagine things vividly because I feel I need to see it visually. When I draw, I realize that I get more ideas since it’s my imaginings manifest. For this reason, I thought I could try animation and comics. Just telling stories, in general, will be good.
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