Writing is a form of art.

There are so many classes you can take to learn to write a book. You can spend hours of time studying writing styles and different books by different authors. You can research online, and read thousands of articles about the 1-2-3 steps to writing a book, or the rules in the publishing industry. Blah, blah, blah….
The truth is that you should learn as much as you can about the writing industry, but there are no strict guidelines Writing is a form of art. The number one rule to any creative writing, including writing a book is to make it your own. Make it unique. You are the author. Do something original. Stand out to readers. There are thousands of writers out there, even thousands of published writers. Do you have what it takes to be a writer that readers will actually remember?
If you have the passion, that pull in your gut to write a book, and you know that it is a calling that you must answer, then just do it. Outlines are great, but they can also be restrictive. As a form of art, you can’t always foresee the exact creation of the complete book until it is done. It grows and changes during its progress. It is art. Let it take the form it is meant to take.
I’m not arguing that it is wrong to write in the exact form the writing classes propose. I’m only suggesting that writers shouldn’t be scared to step out of the box, to color outside of the lines. To really stretch the rules and see what happens.
Personally, I want to be different. I don’t want to use ideas from other writers. I want to be the writer that others follow. I want to be the one to influence other writers out there. How about you? What kind of author do you want to be?
Let’s be artists! Throw the rules to the wind….Where will the freedom take us? Somewhere different…somewhere special….somewhere on the bestseller’s list!
Published in: on March 28, 2009 at 4:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

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