More of some thoughts on writing . . . again

Well, I think I need a picture so that at least some people will come to this post . . .

driftwood on the beach

I think it looks a bit like a woodified seal . . . but, back to writing.

Some readers might have noticed we (the Broxson twins and I) are in a writing challenge. Don’t worry, it’s not contagious . . . besides, you should be wearing a mask.

I often wonder how many readers — by now — recognize the writing style of the individual writers?

What I call style, some people call the writer’s “voice”. Stephen King wrote about it HERE<<link and I wrote about it in these two posts . . .

This Writing Thing – Voice, Part I<<link
This Writing Thing – Voice, Part II<<link

I got to tell you, I’m still a bit hazy on the concept of Voice . . . I mean, I know the technical definition, but I have trouble translating that into my own words.

Some say it comes from the structure, flow, and details of the writing, but since I don’t know how or what I will write about until after I’ve started, I’m not sure how others can tell if I have a style when even I don’t know it.

You see, I’m a Pantser . . . I wrote about it HERE<<link and HERE<<link . . . basically, I literally have no idea what the story might be until I start writing it.

I mean, I usually have a vague idea, or a scene in mind, but it’s not until I start writing that a plot begins to form. Perhaps that’s why my publishing efforts have been for naught. . . or, I suck. Either or both could be the reason(s).

 I did a lot of reading and listening when it comes to advice and what it takes to make it as a writer. Here is the summary of one such effort:

This Writing Thing – Rules and Tips – Part One<<link
This Writing Thing – Rules and Tips – Part Two<<link
This Writing Thing – Rules and Tips – Part Three<<link

All that stuff certainly gives me hope (even at my advanced age), but I have no illusions about the role that luck plays into it (assuming I have the talent).

NOTICE: Please, refrain from offering encouragement, advice, or commiserating about my “plight” . . . because, 1) there is no plight, and 2) I’m perfectly fine with where I am as a writer. When I want to progress, I’ll put more effort into it. for now, it’s fun being an unknown.

I say that, but I also wrote THIS<<link post. In which I briefly discuss . . .

Ryan Boudinot’s controversial essay.<<link

That’s one sobering essay; If you feel up to it, read it, or, if not, click on the previous link for my discussion about his depressing points.

Anyway, I’m tired, I have a long day tomorrow, and I’ve lost my train of thought . . .

I think I was planning to say something about us three writers; our different tastes, styles, and a bit about the fact we seldom guess right when we try to pick the winners of each round.

Maybe I did, and I missed it.

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