Yourself. Pt.1

Dear Dia- Nope.

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Are you overthinking it?

So we all like depth in a novel. We want something deep enough to take us away from reality and immerse ourselves into someone else’s world. Bu it also needs to be close enough to reality for two reasons: So we can relate to it, and so we can easily come back to reality when we need to.

Tip of today’s post : Avoid deviating too far from what your target audience is familiar with.

I’m implying here that writing something that no-one is able to relate themselves to is pointless. Be it a kid’s dream to fight dragons and goblins, or simply a perfect love story that we wish could happen in real life, (Eugh, how soppy.) it has to be something we as human beings can appreciate and understand.

Of course, we want something different to the dull, drab lives we lead day in day out. For some of us, it’s a fantasy world filled with superpowers, others it’s a calm, lax place where it’s ok to be who you are. Heck for some, it’s where it’s not ok to be who you are. Dystopian stories really hit the spot for some.

However, if we create something we fail to see as alluring (Because at the end of the day, words on paper have a mysterious charm that no-one can describe), we are unable to enjoy the story, and we’re forced back into reality all too soon. And who wants that?

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I don’t really remember that well.

Something we all say when we try to recall a good dream. I envy the person who remembers every dream they have in a night; think of the ideas lying in those sleep-induced hallucinations! But then, it’s not just what you dream that can inspire you.

Tip of today’s post: Try to recreate dreams, or real life events in your head.

Ever told your friends a life story that you found interesting, like for example, you nearly got run over, or you’ve competed in the marathon? Chances are, you’ve exaggerated that story to grip your audience. (Yeah, that’s right, I’m lookin’ at you.) That in itself is a form of story telling.

But what if you could spontaneously create these stories without them happening in the first place? Picture this:
You’re sat on a small, wooden bench (Unpolished) facing a lake that’s been frozen over, even though it’s sunny. Geese flock the side of the lake, unable to swim in the frozen waters. And the people throw bread and watch the geese swarm and scramble over the food. What happens that involves you?

Just let that mental movie run in your mid for a bit, and sure enough, you’ll think something up. Try it with things you do in your everyday life. Think of something you do daily, and think how it could be better or worse.

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Website: https://mantisscribeblog.wordpress.com/ (The hyperlink on my account name is broken, so I put the link here)

Email: eternal.mantis@gmail.com (Oh, the cringe)

Skype : Fenris Prisema (enraged_fenris)

(Let me know you came from my blog please, just to avoid confusion. I’m up for talking about anything.)