A copule years ago I had this urge to try writing. To just write and enjoy the challenge to making words fit together in concise, creative, and pithy ways. I decided to write simply on some musings I had about the challenges of writing non-fiction. I didn’t get far - but I was pretty proud of what I did get down. Some of clever sentences still surprise me.
It was just a challenge to myself but I figured I might finally share it. Take it for what is and try to ignore any grammatical or spelling mishaps. I just left it exactly as it was when I wrote it.
I bolded some of my favourite lines, haha.
Not being a writer myself, I have often imagined that writing truth would be a snap when compared to writing fiction. With the events and ideas already there, all you have to do is pen them. You don’t have to scour the farthest reaches of the global artistic pool for inspiration, without constantly looking over your shoulder to make sure you aren’t simply re-inventing stories that have already been communicated. While these ideas have merit, I am beginning to see the other side of this debate.
At first glance writing fiction might seem like a daunting task, simply because it is not necessarily based upon pre-experienced or communicated ideas. However, consider the innate imagination and desire for the grandiose we all experience to some degree within our short lives. I suppose we could attribute these desires to our generations up bringing with such minds as Dr. Seuss, or nursery walls decorated with running kitchen utensils and bovine partaking in astronomical activities. Fictitious ideas are only as far out of reach as a nightmare, or the occasional thespian inkling to be something we are not.
I imagine it can be quite difficult to communicate a true story without painfully grinding the readers mind through the gravel pit of detail, therefore causing them to become disinterested with the story itself. It must also be difficult to maintain a balance between staying true to the events and mood of the story, while still trying to propel it forward in a motion that will maintain a decent rhythm…