Today I wrote a new scene for my story - titled so far- KILL ME OR DRIVE ME TO FLORIDA. A scene that lets the reader know why these people are all on the road together.
I hope it's as interesting as I think it is. AND I hope others like it as much as I do.
That isn't always the case when we write something close to our hearts. WE think others will see our characters as we do - feel their breath and hear their hearts beating. Not always so.
The scene today just flowed. I've been reading - again - BECOMING A WRITER by Dorothea Brande. An old book that's been revived. Her advice is so very good you must read this if you write. She says to do something mindless before writing. No reading of other books. No talking. Sit somewhere quietly. Go to a symphony - no words.
Then your own words will flow within your head, your heart.
Sometimes I talk my stories out and then have no enthusiasm for writing them. Don't make that same mistake. Hold your stories close to your heart as you would a lover. Selfishly. When you get to the page you can unleash them with passion and excitement.
I'm on a roll with writing and hope you are as well. Whatever you're doing - do it with enthusiasm. Blessings, Barbara