Many of you, my writer friends that is, mentioned it would be interesting to see how my latest experience would affect my writing.
I was thinking a lot about it and I guess that even out-of-the-ordinary events (such as living in a war-zone) don't automatically turn into stories, just like "normal" or regular life doesn't.
I guess that what I mean is something we so often mention about plots - there needs to be more than a story. Beginning, middle and end, characters, action, climax and all the rest of the good stuff that makes turns a story into a plot.
For me, when I think of my experience, it seems dry. There was no hot romance, no spectacular bravery acts. Just simple people continuing their simple lives. While each person may indeed be brave, the plodding along is actually boring.
It's been over a week now that I'm thinking about it. A good sign of returning to normal and regular life. But I'm still not completely back in the groove yet. And I'm still not sure where I'm going with this post except to say that if you ever tried to write about how you fell in-love with your spouse, then you probably understand what I mean. There's a need for more than just telling the accounts of events. Maybe that's why autobiographies have their own categories?
Did any of this make any sense?
Good to back talking about this kind of stuff. Thank you all :)
Categories: writing, personal, plot