It’s almost that time of the year again. Cool weather, hot coffee, chill music. And lots and lots of writing. It’s already October so anyone who has heard of NaNoWriMo knows that Preptober is all about planning.
No matter if you’ve been writing for twenty years or if you are thinking about starting a book now – this is a question people will ask you, a question you’ll ask yourself again and again. What is a writer? How do I become one? What makes me a writer?
I present you the new topic – TIME. I know, it’s weird when you think of it but TIME is fundamental to a book just as much as plot or characters or a good hook. It is not as obvious or as interesting as those others components but if you mess it up – it would ruin your story.
I’ve always been a storyteller. Even before I learned to read and write – I was always the one to think of a game for all of the children in our neighborhood, the one making up action or horror stories to tell before our parents called us home.
I decided to ‘get my house in order’ and by that I mean to finally sit on my ass and read the books I have at home. The fact that my husband refuses to buy me more books until I read those adds just extra motivation.