Saturday, April 10, 2010
I, I, I...
I have another hard letter to deal with. It seems I is everywhere. It is indescribable, yet self describing. Infuriating and irritating to come up with an I post. However, it is also inevitable.
I. Is for inviting, invigorating, infinity. Interesting, you say? I could not agree more. Or less. :D
Let's stick with interesting, shall we? My brain is starting to overload. What makes your writing interesting? What makes it stand above the rest, makes its mark on the world? (Or will make its mark.)
Do you give a deeper insight to the human mind and the myriad of emotions within? Do you twist your plots until they look like freakish pretzels? Are your bad guys really good and your good guys are really evil? What makes for an interesting read? What do you like to see?
Do you find it irritating when the same sort of genre keeps going and going and going? The same old cliches used until they are paper thin and no longer hold your interest as they once did? Or perhaps they just sparkle too much?
It is inevitable that if someone writes a novel (or series) that becomes a huge hit all over the world, everyone else will follow suit. Is this selling out? Is jumping on the bandwagon, so to speak, going to make you famous or will you just be another pebble trying to fit in an already overcrowded niche?
I can only hope that even though I find myself jumping into a genre that has been over done, I can add a little more dimension, more intrigue and generate some interest. I'm sure things I have written have been done to death. The horse is now glue. But can I stand out? Do my words weave in a different pattern that won't bore the reader with yet another fantasy realm, another story of a boy and his sword (or girl)? Have I broken the mold? Or have I just reshaped it to fit my needs, to make it slightly different, distinguishable?
I know, lots of thoughts to ponder. These are things I think about, though. My brain always seems to be in overdrive.
Favorite I band: Insane Clown Posse. Favorite I movie: I Am Legend.
Posted by Mel Chesley at 7:00 AM