At book club last week, Sarah asked me if I thought I’d ever write a book since I read SO much. Annie kind of answered for me and said that I’d started a blog to improve my writing skills. That is somewhat true. I’m not sure I could ever write a YA or adult book. I’m just not good at writing descriptions of things. But I have always wanted to write a children’s book. I just haven’t had a good idea…yet. But maybe I would like to write a chapter book or middle grade book. We’ll see.
In the mean time, I do need to improve my writing. This blog is helping. But it’s more like writing emails to people, and I’m pretty good at that type of writing already. I’m still working on improving my book review type writing. But what I really need to be practicing, if I want to write a book, is my story telling ability.
While reading Fangirl, I took Cath’s professor’s advice to heart. She tells Cath to start with something real. That all of her novels have some basis in truth. So I am going to TRY to do that. I would like to write some short (probably VERY short) stories. I’ll start with things that have actually happened in my life and write a story about them.
That should be a good way to learn to write descriptive stories, right?
Stay turned for some stories (or at least one)…hopefully in the coming month.
Are you a writer? Do you aspire to be? How do you improve your story telling skills?