Sunday, July 29, 2012

UNFIT - WRITING STYLE

I cannot believe how hard it has become for me to keep up with my mind, when it comes to writing. There was a time where I could write for hours on end and possibly write thousands of words. Now, I am struggling to just write one page.

I think that I have become mentally unfit, if that is even possible. I have been writing a lot of short articles while freelancing, ranging from 150 words to 450 words, all about various non - fiction topics. I guess I have gotten out of practice when it comes to writing novels.

It is definitely time for me to get back into the swing of things because I have so much I want to write, but somehow, I am just unable to get it all down. My mind is even struggling to keep thinking for long periods of time, which is definitely worrying. But I am sure it is nothing that a little practice cannot fix.

I am starting to wonder if freelancing and fiction writers just don't mix.

4 comments :

  1. Having never tried writing both, feel free to take this advice with a pinch of salt...

    I think it's a case of being able to turn off the fiction/non-fiction side of your brain while you're writing the other. This probably takes practice, but I wouldn't have thought it's impossible. Like baking bread and baking cakes... technically the same thing, but with differences... Shall I pass you the salt now?

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  2. Annalisa - I think you have a great point. Thank you for the advice, because I love getting advice, no matter what kind it is.

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  3. I wrote non-fiction before attempting fiction. (My 2011 A to Z challenge posts were 26 non- fiction topics)
    My opinion is that you can write both fiction and non-fiction, but I would imagine that the creative mind needs to be trained to get used to it.

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  4. Michelle - I better start training then. Thank you for the great tip.

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