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Daylight Writing #1: The Beginning

As many writers and artists say when they are starting out, they have no idea what they’re doing. We generally start having read countless books from our famous genres and authors. And we begin to write out our first story, having been inspired to pick up a pen or sit down at a laptop. What we first write tends to vary between person to person. Some of us prefer sci-fi, some of us prefer romance, others will create their original worlds, and quite a few will wind up starting with fanfiction. And when those first stories come out, well… they’re not the greatest. But, that is to be expected, after all. Nobody is born perfect.

You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.

Octavia E. Bulter

In other words, when we first write something, it’s normal for it to be not very good. As much as we all want to be Shakespeare right out of the gate, that is just not happening. (Unless, of course, you are somehow reincarnated with all of his memories and get to start over. Lucky.)

In any case, reincarnated people or not, we’ll be taking a look at how to write in creative and technical fields. Let’s start with an outline of what to expect from these posts.

To begin: Witty humor.

To actually begin — an in-depth guide to the ins and outs of writing, characters, plots, settings, plot structure, prose, and a whole bunch of other good stuff for the audience to read about. Genres will be covered in the creative fields, as well as, hopefully, some drawings made by me to help emphasize my points. Creative writing is a bit different from what most people expect, as now you’re no longer just reading something fun, you’re making it, and that is an entirely different skillset.

For the technical side of the equation, I will be covering how to go from writing things in a very loose manner, to actually describing the object of your desire in a very clear and concise way.

Finally, I will also attempt to talk about how to guess how an audience will react to your writing, via technical or creative methods. This will dip into the psychological, which can be a little tricky, but I will attempt to make it as clear as possible.

And that should be all of what I’m going to cover, I know it seems like a lot, (or a little) at first, but I promise, it’s not as complicated as it appears to.

Anne Lamott

But seriously… I look forward to talking about all this and sharing my experiences with you all.