Wednesday, November 20, 2013


There is something about being a writer that makes you stop and think now and then.
Everything that you write, everything that goes on paper, mirrors something in you.
I don't know about you, but that frightens me.
I don't know how many people actually look at my writing blog, at my posts about my story ideas or my current writing in progress, but what I'm writing isn't necessarily happily 'Ever After' stuff.

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) Poster

So if every story that I've written/come-up-with, what is it telling me about myself?
Each story points to something already in the theme, so in a way I can say that the theme is pointing out something about myself (my current WIP's theme is basically making decisions).

What about each character?
Don't I come through in each character?
Well, yes and no.
Everyone has a little bit of the Myers-Briggs different personalities; the difference is in how much it comes out. 
Even so, I can tell you out and out that I've never had any trauma from being in a war zone, I haven't dealt with parental abuse, and I have not ever been hospitalized. 
Each of those affects my characters differently, and I have to learn about all of that before I can make it realistic.
(In one of my stories, I'll have to look into turning guys down. Yeah, I haven't had to deal with that yet either. . .)
But even so, my characters and I still share the same similarities.
We are flawed.
I'll never be perfect, and neither will they.
In that way at least, they will (or at least should) touch reality.
Maybe that's how I'm coming through in my characters, as seeing this real world (and the people in it) as continually flawed.

The more I learn at college, the more I see/notice things coming through in my writing.
In a way, my stories are walking me through things that I'm having a hard time understanding or taking in. 

I'm pretty sure I rambled there, sorry!

Thanks for reading all of that, even though it doesn't make much sense!

God Bless,

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