Wednesday, October 6, 2021

IWSG - Do You Draw the Line


Insecure Writer's Support Group


Purpose of the IWSG: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Join us HERE!

The Question:

In your writing, where do you draw the line, with either topics or language?


My Answer

I let the characters decide. I've found that the truth is uncomfortable, and life isn't a fairy tale. I try to write as realistically as possible even though it's all fiction. 

Although, I rachet up the tension and fear wherever possible.

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17 comments:

  1. You write thrillers about murder - it should be realistic!

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  2. Hi,
    Thank you. I agree with your comments wholeheartedly.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  3. Love that answer!! And agree with it!

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  4. I said something similar, but mine was longer and much swearier.
    Unpleasant people exist. It is impossible to write realistically if we can't depict them realistically.

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    1. Exactly. I'm always impressed, though, by writers who can portray unpleasant if not evil people without swearing or graphic violence--and have it read as accurate and real. I don't seem to have that gift.

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  5. The topics and the language must suit the audience. otherwise you got no readers. You nailed it.

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  6. I love this answer! Yes, I think the characters have to decide what language they use and the kinds of things they will get into.

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  7. My characters have had plenty to say about what goes on the page. Not always what I expect or want, but there you have it . . .

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  8. I agree. The characters decide what topic or language is appropriate for them.

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  9. "The truth is uncomfortable, and life isn't a fairy tale"--so, so true.

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