Many people think that being a writer means not being very interactive by default. You sit there alone in your room, typing words into your computer or drawing character charts on your note pad. It’s just you and the story, no one else needed.
Well, partly those people are right, but partly they couldn’t be more wrong. As a writer, your chosen profession is to tell stories. And even though you always start off telling them only to yourself, you already dream about making them public one day, to share them with the world, with an audience. This is the moment when you start to realise that writing a story is not a lonely or self-centred project at all. It’s more like trying to start some sort of conversation. You are not just an author, not just a writer, you are also a story teller and a sender of messages. You are communicating.
And that’s exactly where things start to get difficult. Continue reading
Don’t worry, of course I don’t mean the weather outside (although I could complain about the serious lack of snow for hours. It’s winter, it’s almost Christmas, I want WHITE, not green, grey and brown!).
Instead, let’s talk about weather in a novel. Continue reading