In writing one must be true to his or her self first before they can even begin to compose anything for the public. True to your vision of the work. This doesn’t mean the accounts has to be true stories of events in your life. They don’t have to be true to be equally compelling. But the style and subject have to be truly your own and no one else’s.
Forget what’s trending. Forget the popular subject of the day. Remember it’s just that. Trending. The popular subject of the day. And will be forgotten tomorrow in this fast-moving culture. A culture that will extinguish itself if it doesn’t slow down.
It will slow down and when it does, don’t let it take you down with it. Trending work always die out with the trend it’s based upon. It has no staying power. What has staying power is universe issues that deal with the human nature. Man is always fascinated with himself. What’s trending today is going to seem infantile a few years from now.
You want to write so that your writings will be long read after you are gone. Forget the rules about marketing to a targeted group unless you write for a specific group. If not, then let the words flow through your fingers as freely and artistically as they are conjured in your mind. That’s when you are being to your art.
Write like yourself. Whatever words you use, use them in a way that make them all’s yours. Own them in your signature way. Let them speak for you and no one else.
Possess them and make them yours in such a unique way no one else can copy because there’s only one you.
Rules are made to be broken. No one have ever gone down in history by obeying the rules.
(I didn’t say go out and break the law. There’s a difference between rules and laws. But if laws are unjust they are to be broken. That’s the only way to create just laws.)
One thing you must remember, is that there’s always going to be someone who do not have the envisages nor own the enthralls to understand what you wrote. But don’t let that stop you. No masterpiece is ordinary. It wouldn’t be a masterpiece if it was. The same applies to writing.
The first day you sat down to write you didn’t waste your time to merely write a story. Anyone can do that. You sat down to write a masterpiece. Did you not? But later, as the hard part begin to take a toil, doubts and opinions, rather your owns or someone else’s changed your mind. Well, it’s your job to change your mind back to the way you originally wanted it to go and forget anyone who don’t like it.
I mentioned this subject because I have seen some writings where the writers have changed their guideline in the few years I have been back online.
Look at the little girl in the picture.
Although, shes’ most likely going to get knocked down by the waves and jump up laughing and try it again. That’s how you must write.