Writing Advice and Thought ‘Splosions
I’ll never not be stunned that I get Asks from people who want advice on different aspects of writing. I haven’t been swamped by such Asks, but when I get them, I’ve always tried to answer them with as much detail as I think is useful. I often look back on the responses I’ve given and think about different ways I could’ve phrased things, or different ideas I could’ve given. Sometimes I look back and I’m proud that I could help.
I’ve always tried to present different approaches, but there are many limits with text dumps and I get super self-conscious about the fact that I’m not a published writer and I do have a tendency to ramble. What I think is my best writing will probably never see the light of day. The writing I’ve got up here is pretty trashy and isn’t exactly best-seller quality. Hell, it’s obsessive, written-in-a-flurry fanfiction.
I do have a lot of opinions, though, and I do have some qualifications to my name that indicate I’ve got a vague understanding of technical bollocks even if I’m shit at editing things down. I split infinitives, I use adjectives carelessly, and the Skeleheron often messed up their perspectives and tenses.
I just want to say how much I appreciate and how much I’m blown away when people trust me enough with these sorts of questions.
Thank you so much, guys. You get me thinking about a lot of things and you stir parts of my brain that I’d given up on a long time ago. The me of a twelve years ago loves you very much for it, and the me of now feels like a part of them is restored.