I’m the type of person who enjoys trying new things even if I fall back on the familiar nine times out of ten.
I decided to try a new technique for my writing, or rather my approach to writing.
I think we all evolve. In recent years my characters have had a stronger ‘voice’ but I still rely quite heavily on a story coming together naturally. I don’t plan, as I’ve said before, so it’s just a matter of placing my pen on the page.
I know some writers who have an extensive picture in their head of the character they will bring to life. Before they even put pen to paper they have a good idea of the journey this character will travel.
I decided to try this approach. It was only a short story but the end result was pretty weak. I think that is mainly because it felt forced – less natural. I like the story to unfold as I write. It makes for a few pleasant surprises!
What’s your process? Is there a system you think I should try to improve my skills?
Finally because I enjoy writing exercises, especially working with a sentence to start the story – here’s a little challenge for anyone who wants to take up the gauntlet.
Write a story beginning with the sentence:-
The sound of breaking glass reverberated around the room.
I’ll try it too.
Thanks for reading
Until next time