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Before I begin today’s blog post, I want to let everyone know I updated Love for an Angel! Here is the link! Chapter 15: Discovers It took me forever to update that story. Honestly, I hit a wall with it. However, I did take some time to plot, and I got the storyline back where I wanted it.
I also want to thank everyone who commented on 9/Nine Realms. I never expected to get such nice comments.
Today I want to discuss what your writing says about you. For most writers, writing is an expression of self – of crafting our secret desires and thoughts into words.
Some of us wonder what genres we should explore, while others already know what calls to them. For me, I always knew romance, paranormal, fantasy, and horror would be my genres. I loved being away from reality (I still do), in worlds where humans could control the elements and speak with animals. Not only that, but I was also fascinated by angels and demons. And of course, I always wanted a boyfriend :p
In the course of my life, those interests and wishes turned into writing. In high school, I wrote a horrible story about a girl taken by three angels. However, it did combine the genres I enjoyed. There was romance, paranormal elements, horror with Lucifer, and a dash of fantasy. Next time your writing, ask yourself how you got here. What made you pick the genre you write?
And also, is a genre the only way we put ourselves in the stories? No, it’s not.
In Stephen King’s book on writing, he said:
Certainly parts of him are . . . . but I think you will find that, if you continue to write fiction, every character you create is partly you. When you ask yourself what a certain character will do given a certain set of circumstances, you’re making the decision based on what you yourself would (or, in the case of a bad guy, wouldn’t) do.
There is so much truth in these words. Like King said, “Every character you create is partly you.”
Right now, I have two characters who are partly me:
Elena (Clash of Tides) – Is the me who wanted to get away from my controlling mother. Yes, in real life I have controlling mother who always wants me to do what she wants.
Lana (Love for an Angel) – Is the me who wants to be accepted for who I am. A lot of times, I feel rejected, so Lana reflects that aspect of me.
I combined those characters with my love of paranormal, fantasy, romance, and horror.
Now since you know what my writing says about me, what does your writing say about you?
Please share your thoughts!