Although I consider myself successful in terms of freelance writing, I would still like to have my name attached to something. Unfortunately, my creative works suffer because I can’t seem to find a good groove. Which is a shame, because I really enjoy writing fiction.
I believe it’s OK to delve into the imagination and bring out ghastly imagery. It’s one of my strongest assets when writing fiction. I suppose that comes from reading too much Stephen King when growing up…if there is such a thing. But how far can you take ghoulish and grotesque content without it becoming overly offensive or down-right morbid?
After seven months, I finally finished a seven page story to add to my Wattpad novella, “VII.” To be perfectly honest, I am a bit disappointed in myself. However, I’m not going to let the disappointment slow down my momentum. I’ve learned a lot about myself as a writer over this past year, and I hope to put what I’ve learned to good use.
If you don’t know by now, I am a fan of Wattpad.com. Not only is it a great place to find new favorite authors, but it can be a great way to open the doors for a new writer. One of my favorite aspects of the system is the ability to write fan fiction. Without worrying about copyright infringements or legal repercussions, you can embellish on your favorite fictional landscapes. Here is why I think this is important for new writers.
When I first started writing creative pieces years ago, I was excited to have someone in the family read them. It’s not necessarily that I wanted a critique of my work, but more of the ego boost. Most of the time, friends and family are going to tell you what you want to hear regarding the story. Unfortunately, this can often lead to a hellish snowball for the artist. I’m not saying that family can’t be good critics. However, it will influence their judgement.