Be true to yourself in what you write.

I will admit I tried to write the ever popular stories all with happy ending kind of books. I tried to follow the modern dormant style of writing but  I never got further than a few pages because it wasn’t me.

I felt I was writing something just because that genre was popular but not who I’m. I learned in writing one has to be true to yourself before you can write. If the subject or storyline doesn’t interest you no matter how popular it is you aren’t going to do a good job on it. These are the three type of characters I am literally quick to kill of.

  1. I can’t write stories where the characters bitch all the time, complains all  the time and just make everyone miserable including me. I kill off such characters really fast.

2. I can’t write stories where the main character is sitting around waiting for someone to rescue him or her. Had I written the Handmaid Tales. Offred would have killed the General when she had him alone and burned the house down on everyone to make her escape. My characters do not think “Woe is me.” They think, “Woe is you when I get my hands on you. Just you wait buddy!”

3. I can’t write about depressed through out the entire story type of characters. If a character stay too moody they start to get on my nerves. There’s a different in my opinion than a character having a bad day than someone moody for no good reason.

Writing aggressive characters, to me is more fun than writing about passive ones.

Above is the poster for the first book I wrote at age 12. Well, I started on it at age 12 but didn’t finish it until I was 20.

In short, to be good at what you write it has to be something you enjoy writing about.


About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also 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 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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8 Responses to Be true to yourself in what you write.

  1. It doesn’t mean I don’t write about characters who are weak in the beginning but gather courage and strength as they progress. I am talking about the kind who whines through the entire book and make no attempts to escape or do anything productive but think.

    On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 12:01 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra


  2. I can’t write about the happy all the time characters either. I tried that and wondered if my character was on Prozac and I wasn’t aware of it.


  3. Jheelam says:

    “Had I written the Handmaid Tales. Offred would have killed the General when she had him alone and burned the house down on everyone to make her escape.”- Have you watched the recent show based on the book?
    Though I kinda liked it but circa Season 2, it has been a consistent “misery-porn”. 😀

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    • No, I haven’t watched any of the show. I read the book years ago but I read about it online. But I did read about the seasonal finale and I hope all the real life Serena Joys whom no one can tell anything see what happened to her the first time she stood up to him. That if a man treat one woman like crap he will do the same to you if you key him off. He had her fingers hacked off. Yes, I think that method of conception is a pornographic too but that was the actual position taken when a wife gave her handmaid to her husband to bear children via. Learning that part shocked a lot of people.

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      • Jheelam says:

        If you liked “The Handmaid’s Tale”, you can look for a book called “Vox” by Christina Dalcher (have pre-ordered a copy). It’s going to be published around 15th August.
        The pre-publication reviews sound promising.

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        • Thanks for letting me know. I hadn’t heard of it but it sounds interesting. Hmmm, I wonder how they supposed to make women shut up.! Husbands have tried to no prevalence since the dawn of time.

          Upon reading the reviews, I see that when women speak over a 100 words per day the band shocks them. 😦
          Women speak over 20,000 words per day! After reading the Goodread reviews it is an intriguing tale. But minus the shock bracelet a lot of what I just read is happening now.


  4. Ann says:

    Take your own advice and stay the course. Don’t change to include a bunch of tomfoolery in your writings. There will come along more people able to understand what you are saying. They are already finding their way to you.

    On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 12:01 AM,

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