Why do you write what you write?


Flannery O’Conner once said, “I write to discover what I know.”To discover what I know about people of whom I've only met in my head and tell their story is quite amazing. I write to write their stories. 

On another note, I am unofficially writing with the NaNoWriMo again. Tentative title is Paper Nests. I've had a busy October but I did squeak out a “Beat Sheet”, simple character sheets and a list scenes. It's enough to get me going. 

Are you writing with the NaNo? If you write, why do you write? If you're a reader, what connects you most to a story. The characters? The story line? A specific genre? Something else?




Comments

  1. Good luck with NaNo. This greedy reader connects to character. Genre is not important (though horror is low on my list).

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  2. Good luck with NaNo and smart to have a beat sheet ready.

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  3. Never have done NaNo. That kind of stress would freak me out. I write more like the second quote, too.

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  4. I'm doing NaNo as well - 3 good days so far :)
    It's all about the characters/emotions for me as well

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  5. Hi, Theresa! I am doing NaNo for the first time, mostly to kickstart my memoir after avoiding it for a few months. Good luck to you as you participate in your own way. Take care!

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  6. Knowing the people you met in your head is a good reason.

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  7. Hi Teresa - NaNo = never! But good luck and go for it ... if you're passionate it'll write its own way ... take care and all the best - Hilary

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  8. Fun getting to know those characters, even if they're slow to open up sometimes. Hope NaNo is going well.

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