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You know what you know.


Libby Drew

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Writing:

When I started writing fiction, I figured the places where I grew up, studied, worked and lived weren’t interesting enough to inspire readers. So I wrote about places that had never been home or that I hadn’t even visited. And I would keep the scale of those locations small or familiar to the masses. Settings that needed very little information to imagine.

 It took me a while to get over this. 

Fiction is often a reflection of what is real, and what better way to convey that than with the very real things in your own life? The things you've lived, breathed, seen, heard and smelled through the years. The moment I started incorporating details of these experiences into my writing, the better my stories became.

Embrace this. Fill your fiction with what you know, with the tangible reality you experience every day. This won’t turn your story into a memoir—it simply makes it more believable, gives your characters more depth and purpose, and makes your narrative stronger.

Stumped on your setting? Step outside and look around.


Life:

This is a tough one. 

Today is the anniversary of my parents’ death. After four years, I expected some… muffling of my emotional reaction to the date. Nope. Still agonizing. Grief is insidious that way. 

Love and miss you, mom and dad. Even if you did dress me like this:
 

Elizabeth 5.jpg

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One says that time heals all wounds, however, I am still waiting for some healing on some points...

As for what one knows ... I found that people would do better with realizing what they do not know ..

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Fill your fiction with what you know, with the tangible reality you experience every day.

Well, that for me that would be boring. OAuth token management somehow does not make a nice story :)

All the best,

Law

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2 hours ago, lawfulneutralmage said:

One says that time heals all wounds, however, I am still waiting for some healing on some points...

As for what one knows ... I found that people would do better with realizing what they do not know ..

Well, that for me that would be boring.

All the best,

Law

They say that, but I don't think it applies to everyone.

If only people could recognize what they don't know. Wouldn't that be a nifty trick. It would be a very different world, for sure. 

OAuth token management somehow does not make a nice story. You don't know that! ☺️

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6 hours ago, lawfulneutralmage said:

Well, that for me that would be boring. OAuth token management somehow does not make a nice story :)

All the best,

Law

You never know.  Mawgrim managed to make stories about being a cinema projector operator interesting.  

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I've found the same thing... injecting my own experiences definitely makes my writing more interesting.  There's a lot of me and people I know, places I've been, things I've experienced in my stories.  Hmm... I just got an idea for a writing prompt... 😁

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3 minutes ago, Valkyrie said:

I've found the same thing... injecting my own experiences definitely makes my writing more interesting.  There's a lot of me and people I know, places I've been, things I've experienced in my stories.  Hmm... I just got an idea for a writing prompt... 😁

Of course you did! Love it!

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Oh, and I love the pic, BTW.  I'm sure I had outfits just like it when I was a kid lol  

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4 minutes ago, Valkyrie said:

Oh, and I love the pic, BTW.  I'm sure I had outfits just like it when I was a kid lol  

Reminiscing with old photo albums is both fun and mortifying.

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