I want to write fiction. I want to tell stories. I want to tell tales. I’ve wanted to do this for many years. But I have one little problem. Well, maybe two.
I don’t think that I have any creative “juice”. I’m a technician by nature, I figure out how things work and make it happen. Yes, this is a form of creativity, and I’ll freely admit it, but there are fixed parameters around that sort of work. And, it’s well within my comfort zone.
Another problem is that I just don’t trust myself to write something “worthwhile” to others. Sure, I can write a 5000 word paper for school, no problem. I have a framework to work within and a definite goal. Writing a fiction work seems to be so much more amorphous, slippery, and “wibbly-wobbly” and I just can’t wrap my head around it.
So, I asked for (and got) a set of Rory’s Story Cubes for Christmas. It’s just nine dice, with pictures on ’em, but the whole thing intimidates me. It’s totally working without a net, for crying out loud!
Any writers out there have any advice for a rank amateur?
Addendum: The Story Cube roll is below the jump
And no, I didn’t rearrange them to be all in one direction. I’ll have to let this one percolate for a while. Maybe. Sunday. I’ll write something about these on Sunday. January 6 2013 for you time travelers. 😉
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