Truth And Writing

Image result for writers hq

I signed up for a course from Writer’s HQ. A free mini masterclass for short fiction. The first week focuses on the ideas, stripping everything back to basics. The first task is to write out a true story from your own life.  My pieces tend to err on the magical side. Writing consumed me when I was a teenager. For hours I sat at the computer and wrote early into the morning. It was a distraction. Creating fantastical worlds and powerful young women. Those worlds were far preferable to my current life. 

Taking true life and working out is difficult. Particularly the free-writing exercise.  That piece developed into a deep dive through my childhood. It made me realise that I had actively avoided using my own life as inspiration. Sure several stories have featured my cats but if I veer toward true life my stomach turns.

This week I wrote: 1,555 words

Today I wrote: 710 words

One thought on “Truth And Writing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s