"what are you going to do with a degree in english?" did you know if you say ‘virginia woolf’ three times in the mirror a tiny model lighthouse appears and batters you about the head
i can never say if i’m a slow or a fast reader tbh my pace always depends on the book some books i finish in one sitting and others i finish after 78 years
Hello there, dear follower~ ♥︎
Of course I have some advice for you! Really, this advice goes for anyone writing fantasy, science fiction, paranormal— anything where reality is not as we know it c;
So, here are my Top 3 tips for writing a reality different our own:
3. Stop caring what people will think of you. You have the chance to create anything, ANYTHING, you want. You can create entire universes and planets and societies— and you should not let the opinions (or perceived opinions) of anyone stop you from creating something that you, and only you, could have created. You have the boundless power of your imagination and, yes, you can create ANYTHING YOU WANT, and NOBODY CAN STOP YOU.
okay enough yelling))
2. You can go your own way. There is NO blueprint to writing fiction. You can write a story about anything you want. You don’t need to have elves in your fantasy world. You don’t need to have spaceships in your science fiction universe. Say it with me: THERE ARE NO RULES. You want to write about a species of plant-like aliens who are intelligent, well-mannered, and still choose to murder everyone they come across? You can! You want to write about a fantasy world where there is no sun and people live in societies deep underground where the blood of the earth (lava) keeps them warm? Yes you can! You want to write a paranormal story where everyone is a vampire and humans are actually a mutation that is able to walk out in the sun? Yes you can! You can write anything you want. Because (say it with me) THERE ARE NO RULES.
1. Get out of the way of your story. Don’t question it. Don’t second-guess it. The world you are writing about is nothing like our own and thus you’re nobody to question what you will experience. Let the story grow, let it become as strange as it needs to be. Why? Because the story is always right. It always is, trust me c;
I hope this helps! Have courage, writerly friend! I know you can write that story— after all, you’re meant to write it~ ♥︎
If anyone else has any questions, don’t hesitate to drop them in my ask-box over at my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com)!