1 year ago
Friday, March 5, 2010
About My Writing
Then there are the days when I become the creator rather than the reactor. Those are the writing times I love best. I have no need to cleanse myself with words or cut my soul open to release life’s venom. Instead, I delve into that magical place of fantasy and fiction. It’s the place where I conjure up characters that reside in a population 2000 place, like the town where I grew up. The descriptive part of writing intrigues me and in a first writing I lose myself in painting my picture of Cape Cod, Chicago, or Comfrey, an imaginary region. Getting lost in the minutiae of life delights me and often reveals the inner sanctum of a character that might not otherwise be exposed.
Then comes the characters themselves, those personalities that populate the places I’ve been, the places I’d like to go, and the places I can never physically go because they exist only through me. At times, the characters become so real I dream of them, I worry what may happen to them, and I watch them develop through my words. I’ve discovered the hardest character to bring to life is the evil one…that spirit that makes bad decisions that hurt others for whatever reason. Does every story need a villain, an antagonist? Perhaps not, but it sure adds to the mystery and excitement.
Writing fiction is a deep-rooted love that started when I was a little girl. I’d pen my words in a yellow tablet after my sister fell asleep. These days, while the rest of the world slumbers, I escape to my fictional world of overrun gardens, brick buildings, and a man living on the fringe of small town society trudging through life with eyes wide open. I pen short stories and novels, unfinished and waiting for a conclusion.
Have you started a book, a novel, a memoir?
Posted by Jane Doe at 2:36 AM