Early in my writing journey, I’ve come to my first dilemma for which I don’t have a clear answer, and not one I don’t think anyone can provide me with an answer, either. That dilemma is how much should I be reading to learn about writing styles? A lot? A little? Somewhere in between? What I like? What I don’t like? A mix of both? And what else?
If you were writing a book, after tens of thousands of words, possibly over a hundred words, would you care what would be your last word? And if you did, what would it be? Or perhaps, more realistically, what wouldn’t it be? Or maybe what wouldn’t it be along the lines of? I would never have cared before today, because I had never thought of it. However, I got an unintended prompt a few days ago that, from now on, I will commit to caring.
There’s an English expression about people being an open book, meaning it is easy to know what they are thinking and feeling, and implying they are easy to get to know. Do you tend to find those people interesting as there’s so much to know about them, or uninteresting as there’s not much left to discover about them? Can someone be both? Interesting despite not much left to find out about them? I think so, if they were open, but still mysterious in their nature, metaphorically like in an unassembled puzzle or book which’s words you can read fully but which may not mean all that much to you together.
Some interesting concepts today…
Using creativity to get into, be in, spaces (positions and/or roles) people perceive you shouldn’t be.
That’s a paraphrasing from what I heard in this Good Life Project podcast episode. It’s something I do a LOT of in life! 🙂