Friday, October 23, 2009

Loving What You Do


As a writer, is there anything better than watching your characters interact with witty, snappy dialogue, or reveal their innermost thoughts and feelings and fears, or watch them fall in love, wrestle with their futures, or react to an unexpected situation?

I love writing it all - even when it's hard, even when the words refuse to come, even when I swear that everything I'm writing is complete crap. If I didn't love it so much, I certainly wouldn't have kept doing it for more than 20 years.

In your writing, what do you love the most? Creating characters? New worlds? Writing description? Dialogue?


10 comments:

  1. I love the dialogue. When all the gears are turning and tension is wafting from all directions.

    My second favorite would be creating the characters. I have a special fondness to each of them.

    Happy writing! It's great to hear you are having a blast, so am I.

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  2. For me, it's as simple as loving constructing the words. I love putting to together and watching a story bloom.

    I'm so glad you get that. *hugs*

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  3. I'm not a fiction writer, more of a history writer. I know I love the idea of making a subject come alive for a reader, so the readers feels as if it's happening today, not in the distant past.

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  4. I love voice. I'm partial to it I guess but I really like the inner dialogue.

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  5. The snappy dialog does it for me. :)

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  6. I think it depends on the WIP. Some I love the action scenes, I enjoy the physical description. Others its the dialogue. Sometimes its the character's journey I admire. Not just one thing.

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  7. I love the writing emotions. WOrking on improving my dialogue between characters. I think in my most recent project, I've been able to extend scenes better.

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  8. I love getting to know the characters, seeing how they take charge of their story, and especially enjoy writing the dialogue.

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  9. When the characters come alive. There's nothing better than that.

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  10. It's characters for me, too. And dialogue, I suppose, but you only get great dialogue when the characters have come to life.

    Having said that, at the moment - one book going badly and proofs for the other due - I'm not overly impressed with anything to do with writing. ;o)

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