I have written this post for the word prompt https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/21/fowc-with-fandango-description/
Detail, is in the description, especially when you are a writer. We are all different in how we see a word prompt, or a picture. It evokes different memories. A holiday, or a moment in time. We are told not to info dump – which is where you are describing something is so much detail, then the reader has nowhere else to go. There is also the question of how much you reveal.
Writers have alternative styles to each other. Writing a thriller, for example, the description is sharp, concise, with very little detail of the surroundings. Well, that’s what I have noticed. You are moving from one scene to the next, without stopping, until you have reached the end of the story.
I am new to writing thrillers, my first book ”Sticks and Stones”, was written because of my experience in being bullied. My second, self published book, was about a subject I feel very strongly about. ”It Won’t Happen Again”, is about domestic violence. In three parts – the marriage, the court case, and her prison sentence. https://www.amazon.com/Wont-Happen-Again-DIANA-COOMBES/dp/1655126148/ref=sr_1_1?crid=J4HPIHLVV8E1&keywords=DIANA+COOMBES&qid=1674297140&sprefix=diana+coombes%2Caps%2C279&sr=8-1
My thriller, also shows a woman protagonist, fighting against going blind, while investigating her husband’s murder. I do struggle sometimes, not with the female voice, but with how the story is actually going to end. That’s not quite true, though. I have an ending, just don’t know how I am going to write it.
I wrote a play, ”The Kingswood Beast”, which is on You Tube. I was part of a group of amateur writers, and directors, who worked together with the Corby Cube, to produce VR360 plays.
As all authors, I would love to be traditionally published, but there is no shame is self publishing. It is not difficult, releasing the book, but all the marketing that goes with it is hard. The one piece of advice I would give any new writer, is that what is in your head, doesn’t necessarily transfer to the page. You know everything about your story, but your reader doesn’t.
My first book was pure vanity publishing, and I should have got an editor instead. I didn’t do my plot justice. I can’t even revisit the story because I don’t think I can change it.
Being a writer, is a lonely occupation, and most have to work on top of writing their novels. The only people, who understand, are other writers. It is why I love blogging so much, it is a safe place, to write short pieces, and read some great stories, poems, and prose.
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Always a pleasure to read your writing when I’m on WP.
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