Education is the losing of opinions. Not the gaining of them.
I know, I know… when it comes to advice for writers I have a distinct take it or leave it kind of attitude. For such a broad , all encompassing field, there is rarely any advice that suits everyone. One size, or font, does not fit all.
That said though, something occurred to me when reading someones’ blog yesterday http://chaptertk.wordpress.com/ She was brave and talented enough to share something she had written in her early teens. I noticed that within it were a multitude of questions.
Not facts, certainties, assumptions and definites. Questions. A need to question, to find out, to investigate, to subvert, to understand. To pull at the loose threads at the corners of the world and see what unravels.
And does this not became harder as we become older or more experienced? To keep an open mind, to ask the basic questions of how things work and why they are the way they are?
And to change them?
Is it not a writers job to ask questions? To make sense of things or to make nonsense of things? Doesn’t all fiction begin with a question –
So comment if you have the time, I would really appreciate it. And I am very interested to know your thoughts.
What questions do you ask before starting a story / novel?
What questions do you ask during the writing process? (Apart from why the hell do I do this to myself?)
What do you ask during your edit?
And when finished?
Please share this blog with anyone you know who writes – I am keen to hear as many ideas as I can on this.
Thanks for dropping in. Good to see ya.