Not my words by the way. A writer decided to post an interesting post on Reddit’s site the other day that sparked some not so um nice responses to say the least including mines. I won’t post his whole babble, you can however read it here Let me give you a taste of this writer’s foolish theory, peep:
I have noticed that beginning writers are working on novels…organizations such as Nanowrimo are encouraging this and I am not sure why.”
Oh and this is my favorite.
“Why are writers encouraged to set themselves up for disappointment by beginning their journeys with a novel they will most likely be of poor quality?”
Ha! Who is this fool? Basically he is saying aspiring writers need to start with flash fiction before getting into the big boy stuff. All I’ve known was novels. I didn’t start doing short stories until a year ago. There are different rules (to me) when writing a short story than writing a novel. But who are you to tell writers where they need to start? You’re putting restrictions on someone’s goals. So to you mr i know what’s best, I need you to go somewhere cause us real writers are busy! Something tells me an instructor told him he sucked when he attempted to write a novel and he has carried that chip all this time.
I’ve read novels from established writers that sucks, point blank! So it doesn’t matter. How do you feel about his theory? Should writers start with flash fiction?
Peace and luv from yours truly,
Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia