Hello there, dear writerly friends!
Over the last year I’ve gotten hundreds (
if not thousands :0) of writers sending me their story-ideas and asking me if they’re ‘good.’ Now, instead of continuously copy-pasting the same response, or worse ignoring them, I decided to format my thoughts into a nice-and-simple test c;
Now, since I have a feeling some of you still have questions, let me post here my answers to the responses I’ve gotten from this test:
Is this seriously the test?
Yes. Just 3 questions. Not more. Not less.
You’re saying that if I find the story-idea ‘fun’ to write, then I’m good to go?
Even though you know nothing about my story-idea?
Nope. I don’t care what your story is actually about. All I care about is that you have fun. Seriously. If you have fun writing it, the reader will be able to tell. It’s easier to be passionate about something you enjoy. On the flip-side, have you ever read anything that was written by someone who clearly was not having ANY fun? Ask your English teacher if they can tell when someone actually enjoyed writing an essay. You may be able to half-ass a cake and make something edible, but you can’t half-ass a book and expect people to like it.
Even though I think this story idea is similar to that of another book?
Jorge Luis Borges said that there are only 4 types of stories: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the struggle for power, and the journey. The truth is that, really, the idea for the story does not matter. It’s not what you say, but how you it say that matters. And, I don’t know about you, but I think it’s easier to get your voice across when you’re actually enjoying the process of writing c;
How do I make my story-idea more ‘fun’?
Be honest with yourself. Write about what excites you. You don’t have to write about anything you don’t care about, or meet some sort of imaginary guidelines. Writing is art. Write about anything you want. Additionally, you may want to checkout my (Strange) Guide to Planning Your Novel, it’s built on this entire philosophy.
I hope this helps! I have gotten this question so many times, I thought it would be best to just put my answer out there for all of you c;
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I’m just like:
will fly out of orbit. Maybe I will burn so fast
there won’t even be time for me to think of you
Ok so this is going to sound stupid as shit to most people but holy shit, when I see children/baby clothes I get so confused. Beyond reasoning. I even ask things like “why is doll clothes so expensive holy shit’ or “do children actually exist or is this clothing for gnomes?” I don’t understand. The tiny clothes, just… THE TINY CLOTHES. LOOK. IT’S A WAISTCOAT FOR A 1 YEAR OLD. WHY IS THIS SO FUNNY TO ME. It’S A TINy SuiT FOR BABIES. WHY.
Don’t try to put logic into this. I KNOW that formal wear is required for like.. weddings, church n shit. but LOOK AT THE PHOTo. LOOK AT THE TinY FULL OUTFIT. IT”sSO FUNNY tO me.
they’re for lITTLE BABY BUSINESS PEOPLE OMFG
V begged for me to add these. I’m so sorry.
"susan, rechedule my 9 o’clock meeting. I just shit my pants."
"Johnny, find out what this peek-a-boo asshole wants. He keeps kidnapping my family and giving them back"
"JERRY. I JUST TOOK A NAP. AND I’M STILL TIRED OF YOUR SHIT."
"LOOK. JOHNSON. PULL THIS OFF, AND YOU’LL BE DRIVING A NEW POWER WHEELS BY NEXT WEEK."
"Don’t try to bullshit me Johnson, I wasn’t born yesterday. I was born four months ago."
"Man, you should see me secretary’s rack. Lunch for DAYS."
"Alright mark, let’s talk numbers. But keep in mine that I can only count to five."
"TELL IAN I’M NOT SIGNING THE AGREEMENT UNTIL HE GIVES ME MY NOSE BACK"
"SUSAN. I’M MEETING THE CEO AT THE AIRPORT. CALL FOR MY TRICYCLE"
"JOHNSON GET IN HERE. I CAN’T EAT THIS WITHOUT THE PLANE SOUND."
"WE NEED TO MEET OUR PUKE QUOTA"
"MOMMY ISN’T STRESSED ENOUGH AND WE’RE HITTING OUR DEADLINE"
"AIDEN. AIDEN. LISTEN TO ME. GIVE ME THE JUICE"
"CLARISEE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. I NEED THIS PACIFIER"
"DAMMIT JIMMY I NEED THAT PLAYDATE FOR TOMORROW’
legit in fucking
baby business people ahahahahah
The most valuable chart…
yes thanks for colouring it I had a hard time reading that