It's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group again. You can sign up here. This time it's co-hosted by Susan Baury Rouchard, Nancy Gideon, Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Hawes, Chemist Ken and Chrys Fey.
This been a good month.
I started putting articles on Medium, the documentary I was working on was released, I wrote an article about Aliens comics, another about the pilot episodes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series and I'm halfway through a novel pitch I'm really enjoying writing.
Time is still a pressure, but as lockdown has eased, I have been able to gain some writing time.
This month's (optional) 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?
I have set out to write a comedy sketch and written something far more serious. That sounds like I wrote something and it just wasn't funny so I tried to pass it off as tragedy instead, which isn't true, but might account for a lot of the scripts I've read.
I've tried to write first person and accidentally slipped into third. I love reading things in the first person, but writing them doesn't come naturally to me. It should be easy, but the best examples of the style use subtext in a way to tell the reader what other characters beside our protagonist are thinking and feeling without telling us what other characters beside our protagonist are thinking and feeling. It sounds so much easier than it is.
I wrote some gags for a wedding speech that I'm hoping to use somewhere else down the line.