About writing Part 1

29 May

Novels, what is a novel?  I am currently writing some so I thought the blog should reflect this passions.  I am not an expert by no stretch, though I have researched the subject quite thoroughly.  Here is what I’ve learned.  A novel it is a group of pages making up a story.  Told I was not an expert, what were you expecting.  Not specific enough.  There are threads upon threads weaving several stories together about characters and events.  Every writer’s style will lean toward different aspects of either character, environment or the events.  Myself, I lean toward characters.  Yes, I could get into the dynamics of what makes up a story from the protagonist to the antagonist.  None of this is important, and yet it is.

Today is the Age of Entitlement.  Before ‘they‘ or ‘those that be‘ named it, I was calling it Generation More.  Anyone and everyone can right a story.  Don’t believe me… one word… Twilight.  If the woman wanted to write a romance novel, she could of.  No need to destroy an entire Genre.  (Vampires DON’T sparkle).  But, everyone is entitled.  Talent not a requirement.  Anyone can publish a book, it just takes some greenbacks and Amazon will publish as will a dozen or so other sites.  We are an interest point in history where talent is no longer required for anything.  Everyone is playing carpenter, auto mechanic, home decorator, painter, writer, artist, athlete… you name it.  Talent is no longer required as everyone is entitled.  Gone are the days when you trained you entire life for a career.  Now, everything is ‘just good enough‘, expectations are at an all time low and frankly I do not see things getting better.  Oh, don’t worry, I’m Entitled to my opinion.  I digress…

Writing!  Couple of thoughts on writing, if you are inspired to write something after you watch a movie or read a book; chances are you are stealing someones thoughts, words, ideas, characters or story.  Plagiarism is a word you need to know very well before you begin write, even something as simple as a damn Greeting Card.  If you want to steal something, try the bank, the reward is immediate (chances are, so is the punishment).

pla·gia·rism

[pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] Show IPA

noun

1.

an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author: It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau’s plagiarism of a line written by Montaigne. Synonyms: appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off.
2.

a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation: “These two manuscripts are clearly plagiarisms,” the editor said, tossing them angrily on the floor.
By simply change a couple names, does not new story make.
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