6 Reasons To Share Your Journey In Fiction
Ever desire to write your whole life story in a book? Maybe you want to share something you think would help others? I have several good reasons for the work I do. I knew I was an author since I was four years old. I can journal just about anything, but I want to inspire you to write too.
For me, I want people to know my journey, my true author ambitions. My desire to be connected to others through words stems from my need to be entertained by others. There’s nothing like a funny or passionate friend whose words, like poetry, touch my emotions. We’ve all got a story to tell. Who knows? It may inspire someone to dream bigger or encourage them to do the right thing. Here are six motives to stir your pencil to a paper and write your remembered experiences:
1.) The World Is Your Audience
When I was a little girl, I kept a diary. I held on to it like it was my best friend. It was the place where I documented my boy crushes, silly thoughts, questions I’d never ask, hurt feelings and secrets I’d never tell. It’s safe to say, I didn’t keep a diary for the sake of readers.
Now, as an author entrepreneur, I write to reach people. My words are my art and I use them to grow my audience. Allow my work to take you on a journey through the pages. The reader should see, hear, feel, touch and taste the things that I’m revealing with the language of my words.
It’s a gift to be able to reach people without even being present in the room. To take someone to an island in the middle of a winter storm, as they sit in their cozy bedroom reading my best-selling novel. This dream I’ve had for so long. That’s the reason I create stories. Within them, I tell my own. Bits and pieces of what I’ve learned in life.
2.) The Transference of Emotion
If you’ve ever been through some sort of trauma and you decided to share your experience, wouldn’t you want people to feel compassion for you? Of course, right? We feed off each other. I want my writing to inspire. When my characters are happy, the reader is too. When they’re sad the reader should be holding back tears. Stories are supposed to reach people’s hearts and make them say, ‘I know the feeling’.
3.) The Struggle Is Real
We don’t choose the battle, it chooses us. I’m motivated to write about overcoming obstacles. I want my readers to understand someone else’s pilot. It’s a part of the human experience and if I could take your mind off your problems for a while, then I’ve done my job as an author. Ask yourself, ‘What can I do to stop the struggle and if I don’t stop it, then how can it stop me?’ Writing about the experience helps to see it from a different angle. Don’t be afraid to expose yourself and acknowledge past memories.
Inclusion is true to a realistic narrative. This world is filled with every kind of beautiful person. Diversity is creativity and decorating a setting and plot with that in mind can enhance the quality of your work. Every reader wants to relate to the characters or narrator depicted. All existence has beauty in its own right or in your own write. It’s the responsibility of the writer to illustrate the good, the bad and the ugly.
5.) Fiction Genre
Fiction can be as honest as you want it to be. I write short fiction often. There’s so much to learn within each genre. Mystery, for example, has its own style and design like uniquely hand-crafted furniture. Yet and still, style is important to each genre of fiction. No one really owns a name if someone else can be named the same. Your next thought should be, ‘How is the name spelled?’
The tone of a narrative is a sign of the genre. For instance, a romance has a different language than a horror story. Often times we can mesh the two genres together like a romantic comedy or a sci-fi thriller. Twisting and turning the plot so that the reader never figures out the ending, adding subplots, and sharpening the character development creates an enthralling read. You want your work to stand out. I love it when books keep me guessing. Taking advantage of writing in a variety of genres aids an author in finding their creative niche and building their craft.
6.) Dialogue With Characters & Readers
“Hey! I’m talking to you.” 😊
I always try to remember I’m communicating with a person on the viewing end of the page. Someone is reading this, so don’t waste their valuable time. Say what you have to say and be done with it. Send them on their way with food for thought, like they’re a kind relative just leaving your house. Captivate the reader from the moment they start communicating until they finish with your words. That type of writing creates an outstanding author.
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