“There is a place where I feel most comfortable writing. When the pen fails me, when I no longer want to stare at an empty screen, I find refugee between the keys of my typewriter. It really is an extraordinary experience.”
The last few days I’ve spent engrossed in a Wattpad novel entitled, “The UnSlut Project” by: @emilylindin
Here is the link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/5467563-the-unslut-project
I’ve just now reentered the world of Wattpad Novels, and I found this one to be particularly insightful. I loved the aspect of the story surrounding her actual diary entries as well as the message she has left us all with. I hope that one day my writing could have a similar effect, in that it would reach people. I was entirely caught up in the world she was living in, and what she was dealing with. It made me think of myself when I was that age, all that seemed like a blur until I read it. (It’s funny how those memories flood back, isn’t it?)
I’ve rather been enjoying writing away on my typewriter. This model makes it very easy to use, for it is not too hard to press down on the keys (a problem I have quite a lot with other typewriters). I purchased this one here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Retroburgh?ref=l2-shopheader-name
It gives a good medium for when I want to put my laptop down for a bit, and sit with my thoughts without pen to paper. I find the experience quite riveting, and I’ve gotten quite a lot of writing done on that beautiful piece of machinery. Every time I look at it, I want to write. That in itself is a great feeling. I’ve been taking a break from worrying too much about the outcome of my novel and I’m just writing with it. (See what I did there?)
In my attempt to do something original, I’ve found that the ways I’ve gone about my character development has changed quite a lot. For I want to give my characters enough dimension so that the reader never really knows what is going to come next. I’ve been paying quite a lot of attention to my antagonist, for I want to establish a good enough storyline there that stems farther from your average tortured soul if you will.
I also want to share what I’m reading and loving lately, be that books on and off Wattpad. “Wattpad Books Are Real Books Too.” As I’ve been seeing in the Twitterverse, and I completely agree.