New characters, new tales, all of them glossy pearls
Of wisdom, dialogue, wit and plot.
Gripping stories are not such a lot
To ask, is it? Let your words pour out and unfurl…
As you can tell from the above, I’ve discovered the joy of the slant rhyme where words are almost a complete rhyme but not quite. But it is true that the great joy of fiction writing is in creating something new. I do have a go at some poetry competitions every now and again as I believe it is good for my main writing to try something different now and again.
And the best reason for writing? WRITE BECAUSE YOU CAN’T IMAGINE NOT DOING SO.
Other good reasons are:-
• Write because you must.
• Write to show your unique take on the world and what matters to you.
• Just as you’ve read stories and skipped the “boring” bits, make sure there aren’t any “boring” bits in your own work. Use your experience of what you like to improve your own writing.
• Write to grip others (in a good way!).
• Write true to (a) yourself and (b) your characters.