So I got going on the writing thing a few weeks ago, and the story kind of grew around some characters. I took to writing as and when the mood got me, and I was very surprised when people kept asking for more. After the first few stories got out, and people picked up on themes, I just sat down and started writing. Comments ranged from too long, and some said too short, others asked for more on certain characters. But generally, I simply got to grips with defining my ‘style’ of writing, and putting some kind of order to the story, checking for consistency and looking out for poor spelling and grammar, but not stressing out about it too much. I think I want to use this blog as more of a discussion board, where people can ask me things and where I can interact more on a character level.
I have some new ideas, and maybe I can shout them out here. And get some feedback and even take on some new angles?
OK – I have this plan to evolve the characters over time, intertwining them with a thin golden chord, then taking the stories into the heart of some current issues. Thus far, I have touched on:
- Homo sexuality
- Cape Town
- District Six