Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hard Work and Magic

In the public estimation, writers tend to be lumped in with saints and freak show performers. Everyone's heard of at least a few, and while they can be fun in theory, no respectable person would ever choose to be one.

Occasionally, you do get someone who chooses the nontraditional career path. It's a tough way to go. I mean, where can you major in sainthood? Where do you learn the tricks of the miracle trade?

If you're a writer, lots of folks (including myself) are happy to provide professional services intended to help the would-be writer. Some are, admittedly, better than others (I will leave it to you to judge my efforts).

The important thing to remember is that while there are lots of books, videos, and classes to help people write better, you have to remember that job #1 is to tell the story. That magic doesn't come from anywhere but inside you.

Outside stuff can help guide you, but the raw material is right there with you.

It was there all along.

In the name of logistics, I'll be updating up my NaNoWriMo word count and regaling you with my adventures once a week here. Want to follow my progress on my NaNoWriMo page? Join me here.
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