Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Write What You Know
The phrase, "Write what you know," doesn't need to be taken to extremes.
Your past experiences can bring life to your writing. Your hobby can give your main character a colorful outlook on life. Your occupation can bring a new aspect or character into your story.
Take a moment to list things you know about. Delve into your childhood, your relationships, your workplace, your hobbies, etc.
Who were you as a child? Did you play sports? Were you a bookworm? A loner?
Create characters that you can relate to, and you will discover it's easier to breathe life into them.
Writing is an extension of you, rather you realize it or not. Tap into this aspect and your writing will soar.
Labels: On Writing - The Craft