Insecure Writers' Support Group 5 August 2020
August 5 question - Quote: "Although I have written a short story collection, the form found me and not the other way around. Don't write short stories, novels or poems. Just write your truth and your stories will mold into the shapes they need to be."
Have you ever written a piece that became a form, or even a genre, you hadn't planned on writing in? Or do you choose a form/genre in advance?
This month's post will be mercifully brief. I partially agree with the quote, although I disagree with the statement regarding poems. When I write poems, that is what I have set out to accomplish. I have two published poetry collections. I will provide links at the end of the post.
I tortured myself for decades because I have trouble writing novels that follow a singular track. I thought I was just a bad writer because I have a very difficult time with this. However, I realized something during the past year.
Whether someone else sees me as a "bad writer" is subjective. Whether or not I'm a bad writer, I'm a writer with ADHD. Even my subplots have subplots. So, instead of trying to create one-track novels, I tell readers from the start that they can either interpret the book as a collection of related short stories, or they can see it as a novel.
A lot of people see the progression of time and therefore the progression of stories as linear. Myself, I'm inclined to agree with The Doctor. And no, Grammarly, I am not going to change the wording to "the time." That would sound strange.
I think that like me, the Universe has ADHD.
In any case, I am no longer going to restrain my brain. Things get written the way they get written. I hope someday I may find an audience for it.
Ornery Owl Has Spoken
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Where to Find My Work
You can find my poetry collections on Amazon.
You can get the PDF versions of my poetry collections and see new poems on my LBRY channel. The PDF versions are approximately half the cost of the Kindle versions.
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