How To Murder Your Good Ideas
Life is an amazing journey if you choose to do more than survive each day. As we walk beneath the canopy, facing the back and forth of everyday opinions, we are constantly challenged to adopt the beliefs and feelings of others. In fact, we may often find that the greatest social disgrace is not accepting the most popular opinion, or not having an opinion at all! What we believe, how we feel, and what we perceive to be worth thinking about is constantly in question, ridiculed by those surrounding us. For writers, we also do this to ourselves.
Again and again, I have started a book with an inkling of an idea and an image only to make it fifty pages and decide to start over. I may have developed the perfect setting, the perfect characters, and the perfect plot. Though, there is something about the story being written which mirrors what readers would expect. When writing this way, the writing can appear to be…well, writing…
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