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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Our Inner Transformations

     We writers go through a transformation, much like our manuscripts.  All of our inner transformations might not be noticed by anyone, but us.  Hopefully, our transformation in our writings will be noticed and worth our efforts. 

     In our writings an idea is formed, we create and re-create.  We push ourselves to dig deeper, to write something that our readers will also want to dig deeper and want to know more.  We question ourselves, our charachters and our stories.  Are we writing what we want to say?  Is my charachter's voice strong enough?  Do we like our story?  Will others like our story?  These questions bring forth the transformation in our stories and ourselves. 

     Our stories are immeasurably enriched by our inner growth and higher aspirations, and so are we.  Instead of just thinking about it, start that transformation.  Write that story it could be the best piece you have ever done! 


Rosalind Adam said...

The best way, I've found, to achieve this inner transformation in writing is to put a piece away for a few days, even a week, and then return to it. You'll see it much more clearly and with fresh eyes.

Joanne said...

Putting it away for a few days is a great idea though sometimes I find it hard to get back "into" The story. Maybe I should just try harder... I might be pleasantly suprised at the outcome! Thanks!
Blessings, Joanne

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

This is so true! I think many of us lose sight of the inner transformations that go on as each manuscript develops and takes shape. Very insightful.

Ron Smith said...

These are great words of inspiration. Sometimes you have to dig down deep to really find the truth of what you are trying to convey through your characters.

I often don't find this out until several drafts. It just starts out as a fun adventure, but then you realize these characters are more than just words. They matter to not only you, but to your potential readers.

Lynda R Young said...

I used to avoid pushing myself, but now it's that transformation that I love about writing. It's a journey of discovery not just of the story, but of myself as well. And giving our best is so satisfying.

Alleged Author said...

I'm in the middle of a transformation novel right now! Hoping it really shows how I've been pushing myself.

Maeve Frazier said...

Rosalind - Great tip! A fresh pair of eyes is always good.

Joanne - We'll both do it. We should keep each other posted on how we do.

Cynthia - After having your own books published, I would love to know of the inner transformations you have gone through.

Ron - very nicely said! Characters are my favorite part of the story. I love developing them. Thanks for sharing.

Lynda - It is a journey. Even though writing can be such a lonely one, isn't it great that we all have each other for support and to bounce things off of?

Alleged Author - Good luck with your transformation novel! I can't wait to read it.