A former student of mine, Zane Indie I call him, actually honed in his writing passion through a game. I finally wanted to find out what these “game stories” were all about, so I interviewed him about his journey during 2.5 years playing Dungeons and Dragons.
As creative writers, most of us want to share our stories and publish. I’m not gonna lie, I want to. Paradoxically, most of us are terrified to publish because of potential failure and rejection. Well, maybe you should start with a smaller audience and publish to a few magazines.
As I started to work on my character development, I had to keep in mind that dialogue is a key feature to understanding a character. How they speak can reveal much of their demographics–let alone the content of their conversation. If you didn’t know that, you know it now.
Considering all of this, the choice is really up to you. It may be exactly what you need to get your writing ball rolling down the hill of no return at great speed. So, here are some lists to help you see what writing retreats are offered from around the world.
Now, as a writer, you need to have one. Just like you should also have a reading journal to help you become a better writer. I’ve gone through Pinterest, and many people say you need to have a writer’s journal / notebook, but no one tells you what to actually put in there.
I can do some awesome things when inspired myself. We all get there where we will encounter opposition, but we can’t let it discourage us. I think I really would have quit if it hadn’t been for my writing community (make sure you find yours, by the way).
To be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. That’s why I started keeping a reading journal. It’s an excellent tool to keep the reader in me alive!
Having a novel soundtrack is a smart move for mood development. You immerse yourself in the right songs and just write down what’s playing behind your eyes.
If you stay involved on social media in the right way, you can be an early bird in your marketing and start getting people excited for your book!
You know what…? I will do amazing things during NaNoWriMo… Don’t let that voice weigh you down. You do it. I’m right there with you.