Diary of a bad writer – Week 37

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I was told in comments that my last story had good descriptions. They were okay, but my goal is to make a story come alive in the reader’s mind. I want them to imagine they are on the page with my characters. That can only be accomplished if I keep writing, and learning.



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  1. September 18, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Ha! Well said. I’m working on that myself. It feels strange to be entering a world that is not mine, but I understand that I need to make it mine and to feel what the characters feel so that the reader can, too.

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    • September 19, 2022 at 10:18 am

      Your newest stories reflect that you are doing it, which will get better as you become comfortable in those worlds.

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  2. June 21, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Some of my favourite authors are those that breathe life into their characters and make them three dimensional, so you come to love them and really want to keep reading because you become invested in them. I think this is often achieved best through longer writing, so during the course of a novel, so your skills will shine through when you get that book written 😉

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  3. June 19, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    You do a fabulous job my friend

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  4. June 19, 2019 at 11:26 am

    With all due respect to Stephen King (I enjoyed his “On Writing”), including sensory input is an important part of imaginative work that can’t be fobbed off on readers, for them to complete a description or other fictional experience on their own. When I was analyzing how I had written my first novel, I was surprised at how often one or more of the five senses appeared in descriptive passages (I planned nothing about the book). I think this is why a reader told me she felt she was “walking alongside” one of my characters.

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    • June 19, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      That’s great! I applaud you for getting it right 👋 Now I have to learn as well.😉


  5. Johnzelle
    June 19, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Where do you publish your books? What types of stories do you write?


    • June 19, 2019 at 8:40 am

      None of my work has been published, yet. I like Sy Fy mostly but my fiction touches a lot of genres. 🙂

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      • Johnzelle
        June 19, 2019 at 3:15 pm

        Look forward to seeing more of what you share. I’ve been binge listening to “last seen wearing”. Best performance off an audio book ever

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      • June 19, 2019 at 3:17 pm

        It is very good 🤗 So glad you’re enjoying it

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    • August 2, 2019 at 12:50 pm

      Johnzelle, a story that I wrote last year was published last month. I mention it in my post “3rd Blogger Award.” Check out the magazine and the story! Since it was my first published piece, I thought you’d like to know!


  6. June 19, 2019 at 7:01 am

    That is such a good quotation—for creative non-fiction as well as fiction.

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  7. June 19, 2019 at 2:10 am

    That’s good to hear! The Cheetah can be hard to please. Between you and me…the catnip is on me🤫


  8. June 19, 2019 at 1:36 am

    The cheetah and I both felt we were in the world of “What’s My Name?”….so much so we’re sort of chomping at the bit for a return visit….

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