Hi am a writer. I am currently working on a short story (it's going well really...) I have been trying to learn as much about writing as I can over the past year. I have written and researched and will continue to do so, but now I would like to get into an online community of writers where I can talk, and be talked to about my chosen profession, and where hopefully I will be able to build a small network of writer friends (since I don't know any writers in real life).I want to help you as much as you help me, I would like to give creative and helpful criticism as well as receive it. A very little bit about me; I am ( and I know nearly all writers say this or at least they should) an avid reader. I enjoy a certain amount of politics talk, and could be called a history enthusiast. So, if anyone wants to talk about these subjects as well feel free.
As the title suggests I would like to talk about having focus in writing, particularly short story writing. Writing is a craft with so many things that need to be taken into account that it sometimes seems impossible to remember them all. As a young writer it is incredibly difficult to look at the intricacies of writing and believe that one day I will have them all down. There is, however, a few basic concepts that if the inexperienced writer can grab onto they begin to build a working framework of knowledge. Focus is the most important of these basic concepts; don't say it all just say what matters. Focus is used to more extremes in short story writing, which is like any other writing in that it shows something and than talks about it. In short stories the magnification is just brought up another notch to show even less in even greater detail, which tends to lend even more power to even the mundane subjects.
So, the paper is blank and your holding the pen. Anyone who would like to add there advice please speak up. I would like to discuss this subject because it's important and a good conversation starter,and because I hope that in telling others what I know and hearing what they know we can all increase each others chances of becoming good writers or even great writers. Pleas give critiques as much as you ask for them. And try to keep what you say helpful instead of hurtful. We are all writers here and hateful words are of no use to anyone.
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