Delving Into Darkness
Last night I dreamed of Zombies.
Just thought I’d tell you that.
As I mentioned in a previous post, this week is READ AN EBOOK WEEK at Smashwords.com where they are offering thousands of ebooks for FREE. As a result this has prompted some friends to download my short story Girl in the Mermaid Tail.
One of the questions that has arisen when discussing it is: “Where does it come from?” They are referring to the story’s dark nature. They find it surprising that I can conjure up such unhappy imaginings – these coming from a person they see as happy and optimistic. Yet those emotions, those feelings of helplessness and loss of hope have been with me during certain times in my life.
As a fiction writer it is important to covey feeling and emotions – to engage your reader on the deepest level. This is what’s meant to write what you know.
Writers, delve into those dark places but don’t linger too long, you may find it difficult to return to the light.
Here are some Quotes to help speed you on your way.
“Whether or not you write well, write bravely.” ~Bill Stout
“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” ~Anaïs Nin
“Write about what you know and care deeply about. When one puts one’s self on paper — that is what is called good writing.” ~Joel Chandler Harris
“Write what you know is all about emotions, taking your life experiences and channeling them as if you were a method actor.” ~ Nick Enlowe, his blog: http://5-rings.com/
Until tomorrow, Write On!
~ K. L. Parry