Writing is hard work



Stories begin with an idea or image in mind much as this picture. The picture grow into details and flesh out into actions. I was reading an article the other day where a site said the writing is not work. Apparently, whomever wrote that article has never written anything beyond a school thesis or term paper, had they, then they would know that writing is hard work. It take hours, months and sometime years to put together a story. A novel doesn’t appear over night. Or even within a few weeks. Often an author has worked for years with the idea, polished it, honed the characters, researched them, rewritten the manuscript several times by the time the public get its first glimpse at it. 

A story can be created from this image for example: What would one say is coming through those clouds? The limit is your imagination. It could be angels, aliens, fairies or cats and dogs.

 But it doesn’t stop there, once they breach the earth’s atmosphere. You have to tell the who, what,why, where and when. Why are they are? What are they? Who are they? Where did they come from? And when will they do what?

Originality is another factor. It’s best find an original scene to base your story upon or if using one told many times over. Then create your own version of it. I just watch a movie, an old movie about “The Fall of the House Usher.” well, it was original, that’s for sure. 

It’s sad that this is primary quoted for the sole purpose of not paying authors for their work. By saying it is not work justify not paying the writer. That’s the only reason it is so often repeated. But everything we see produced begun with someone writing a format, plan, diagram or formula.


About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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4 Responses to Writing is hard work

  1. Lisa Warner says:

    Yes, writing is a lot of hard work. That’s why most people don’t do it.

    Let’s see…hmm, make a story from that picture. Ok, let’s see. How about “something is falling out the sky about to hit the waters. If it is breathing it will drown.”

    And I’m supposed to make a whole story from those few sentences?

    I don’t have any idea what that something might be or if it will drown. Ok, how about a spaceship. Ok, I would have to think of a name for the ship, where it came from. Why is it here and what’s the name of their world?

    Ok, I give up. I will leave all that up to the writers here. Shoot. my brain hurts. LOL!

    On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 1:06 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra


  2. Mella says:

    Anyone who say it isn’t haven’t written anything. That’s why i don’t think people could be encouraging writers to give therir work away for free. You can’t get get anything else for free. Do people know that writers need the income from their work? These marketing sites need to be helping authors sell their books intend of helping give them aaway! How i see thongs is everyone is leeching off writers!

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