Sleepwalking my way through life: Pen and paper



Pen and paper

12:30

I remember when I used to think I was a good writer; back in the beginning of high school where I would write a story or two a month, churning them out like some machine. And, of course, they were all golden masterpieces that deserved awards and recognition from the best if the best. I used to love my writing, how my characters were so believable and how the plots were always so amazing.

And then I actually stopped writing stories and began reading them instead.

I read dozens of books and stories, absorbing them and analysing their style and technique – how each one is different, or the same with a slight twist in the description. I read and read and read, and realised the utter garbage that my stories were; how they were jarred, unstructured, shallow and boring.

So I threw them away; tearing them up and tossing them to the wind to be carried as far as possible so I would never see them again. And I began to read and write at the same time, copying and becoming familiar with the feel of different styles.

But then I began this blog, where my own personal style has changed and evolved over time and work. Now my writing is the way you see it now, and I have had many people tell me how amazing I write, and how it is the best they have seen.

I need to direct them to Amazon.com, because I am no where near some peoples calibre.
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5 Comments:

At 12:41 pm, Anonymous Jules said...

I did that once too. Tore up everything I had written. It was quite liberating. You're an amazing writer Joe, period.

 
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