How do you write a good story? This
website is my attempt to answer that question and provide hints and resources to those who wish to try. I’ll start with my usual disclaimer: everything here is my personal opinion and I am only one of many out there writing about writing. So, take from
here anything you think will help you. And if it does, great, if not, at least you’ll know what not to do. Let me start by debunking the cruellest myth of all about writing:
Anyone can write.
Technically, any idiot who can write their own name with a crayon can write, but that
doesn’t mean they can write a story. There is a second myth that is only slightly less cruel:
Anyone can learn to write.
True, anyone who has learned to write a sentence can learn the rules of grammar, punctuation and the structure of stories. They may have learnt about plot and character and how to write a story
in three acts but do they want to? The question isn’t can they write a story, good or bad, the question is are they driven to put words on paper, to create mythic worlds and interesting characters? Do they have a passion for writing? Well, I want to
start my own myth about writing:
If they have the desire, anyone can learn how to write.
It is my passion to write that drives me. My passion fuels my unquenchable urge and desire to build imaginary worlds and people out of words. It is my passion that compels me to learn as much as I can about writing and then to
share it by writing about it. I am driven. And I know how much it means to me to be able to write, because I lost the ability for ten months and it almost drove me crazy.
the internal pain and suffering I experienced not being able to write I think the hiatus has had beneficial outcomes. I appreciate what I have now instead of taking it for granted. I think about writing on a deeper, more measured level. And, hopefully, I will
be a better writer second time around.
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