Don’t just “write what you know.”
Learn about what you don’t know. Question your own understanding of the universe and the systems that have given you the life you lead. Ask yourself what you can learn about the world that will change that perspective.
Then add what you’ve learn to your story.
It is not your place to tell the stories of others, but it is your job to make your writing as beautifully rich and diverse as this world is.
#Mondayinspiration is a chance for me to share my own motivational post it notes with the writing world at large. In the hope, maybe that someone else finds it as helpful as I do!
- How To: Writing the AntagonistSo why are antagonists important? I think every writer ponders this question at some point during their creative project. I personally find myself pondering this during the editing stage, when the first draft is mapped out and now I need to work out why everything happens. Antagonists are important because they not only provide the … More How To: Writing the Antagonist
- How To: Writing GoalsWhat is a writing goal? Have you set writing goals for yourself before, but never been able to stick to them? Writing goals each serve a different purpose in your writing journey. Picking the right writing goal for the place in your writing project will help you continue the momentum with your project, and carry … More How To: Writing Goals
- How To: Creating Magic SystemsMagic systems. Any good fantasy (in my opinion), needs a magic system. I love worlds with intriguing magic, and the ability to throw in a good few battle magic scenes. A good magic system, used well, can make a story stand out in the crowd of other books. Especially those with magic systems that are … More How To: Creating Magic Systems