Okay, it is a cheesy title, but I do not particularly care at the moment. My feat at winning NaNoWriMo has spurred me on to actually finish this book. Mind you, I am no where near the end of my first draft, which is a messy one at that, but I am extremely excited. Not only do I see many flaws in my writing, in only propels me forward. I want so badly to pour my creativity into this novel, and to have the characters in my writing come to life and relate to the people reading- tehe, I just realized that I am rambling about writing. And no, I did not plan that joke.
I’ve got Pentatonix pulsing through my ear-buds (a band I highly suggest), a word document pulled up, and it is nighttime. The prefect time to write.
I honestly had so much fun writing during NaNoWriMo, and it was nothing like I expected. If any of you didn’t do it this past month, I encourage you to do it this summer during Camp NaNoWriMo. I await it eagerly myself.
Now I shall list the aspects of my writing I need to fix, because I love lists:
1) I need to improve my vocabulary immensely
. Not only does any writer need a fairly large vocabulary to start with, but my main characters supposedly hail from royalty. This requires me to write them as somewhat intelligent, well-spoken people. Unfortunately, I am nowhere near as articulate as they ought to be. Any tips on how to do this in an organized fashion would be appreciated.
2) My characters are unrealistic.
My characters lack details, details necessary to make them seem real. Real people have a million aspects that influence their personality and choices. While I cannot reveal them all, that is not necessary. It simply needs to be shown that they have small preferences that don’t necessarily have to do with their horrific back stories.
Um…I blame this on it being the first draft plus the fact that it was partially done during NaNoWriMo.
Those are a few of the problems I am facing that I must fix. What kind of problems do you face? Also, challenge for today is to list 5 uncommon words to signify dialogue, such as “rambled,” or “prattled”. What? Using you to help me expand my vocabulary? Of course not…I simply want to help you. If I get some better words than “said,” in the process, it would simply be a happy coincidence. Feel free to like, comment, or follow!
Rambling Writer 😉