Loz (lozenger8) wrote,

Loosely laconic Loz...

Randomly connected thoughts about writing.

  • As soon as I stopped taking writing so seriously I became happier. I have the freedom to continue making mistakes now. I'll learn from them. This is a good thing.

  • I have my own strange form of writer's block, where I can only see certain scenes in a story and only have interest in writing them. This is one of the reasons I write out of chronology. It's also a contributing factor to my lack of plot.

  • I don't know when I became so obsessed with the words and the sentences, the flow and the rhythm, but I spend hours, sometimes, toying with a single sentence. There are times I never get it right. I read it back, over and over, wondering why my vocabulary is so stunted. This is me not taking writing so seriously.

  • Often I find myself trapped between a multiplicity of options and my inability to see things differently.

  • Writing isn't just an obsession, it's an addiction. I want to be able to channel that addiction.

  • I may never get over my love of puns and alliteration. I'm not sure how I feel about this.

  • There's a certain amount of cynicism that goes into writing. For a long time I didn't want to admit it - that I'm fascinated by a world that deals in manipulation. But writing is entirely based on how well you can shape the emotions of the audience, and in order to do that, you have to know what audiences need and want. So much of my struggle with narrative comes from not wanting to play by numbers. I never want to be that writer who only does things to shock the reader. But I think I'm starting to learn that you can shock the reader and have it be important to the story you're trying to tell. It's all about intention and motivation, even if the end result looks much the same.

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