Saturday, May 19, 2012
Another Dose on Writing
The problem starts when I deviate away from my true self.
The problem starts exactly when I suppress my own opinions and give in to the fantasies.
A piece of writing should be rock solid, not necessarily perfect. There is no second Hemingway, no second Charles Dickens. Yet it is possible to become a writer close to their heights by being brutally honest to oneself.
Asimov's writing pattern is linear. Yet he is adept in creating extremely complex stories.
You often feel confused by the verbose nature of Stephen King's writing. Yet his writing wouldn't be this engaging without those words.
All the successful writers were true to themselves, at least in their writings. You cannot convince a reader something that you don't believe in. You can take that attempt in one or two paragraphs, or one or two pages, and may even succeed, but the overall writing will fail without exception.
How much have you written today? What was your excuse?