This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.
“Although I have written a short story collection, the form found me and not the other way around. Don’t write short stories, novels or poems. Just write your truth and your stories will mold into the shapes they need to be.”
Note: If you know, please, tell me who said this. I would like to give them credit where credit is due.
OPTIONAL IWSG DAY QUESTION:
Have you ever written a piece that became a form, or even a genre, you hadn’t planned on writing in? Or do you choose a form/genre in advance?
Honestly, I didn’t know I wrote speculative fiction until someone told me. Then I said, “Nah, I write fantasy, some sci-fi and a touch of horror. All of them with a murrrrderrrrr.”
So living life, I learn a few things. It’s okay with me. I just feel a little bad about how I treat the people that teach me my lessons. Sometimes I wish I listened more, or would just “Shut it!”—if you know what I mean.
Thanks for excusing me last month and as Tobey MaGuire said in Spider-Man:
Now, that’s a quote. hehehe
What about you, ever learn anything from someone sharing a random thought? Where did it take you? I’d love to know. 🙂