Writing things? Have written things? Want to write things? Things. Good writing, that.
Not sure there’s any demand for this thread, but let’s see…
I’ve had a few aborted attempts at writing an idea I’ve had for a couple of years. It’s never quite left me, and somehow seems to have refined itself in my mind into something coherent and workable.
I’m not very good at the process of writing. So far all I have is a couple of dozen pages of thoughts, sometimes a word, sometimes a paragraph. I can’t work out at the moment whether to start at an interesting point and tell the prior happenings in narration (it’s first person past tense), or whether to start earlier and keep it linear. I suppose at this point it’s better to just start whichever way, and sort it later if it doesn’t seem to work.
Also really struggling to get a feel for a character who is essential to the story. Perhaps it doesn’t matter so much with first person narration, as they’re necessarily coloured by the narrator’s view, but I think I ought to understand them more than I do at present.