As a new venture, and for my Camp NaNo project, I’m writing a romance.
The emphasis is on passion rather than prose. My aim is to get back to basics and simply enjoy the experience of crafting a plot, constructing characters and inventing dialogue. After a year of prescribed assignments for Birkbeck, I need to get back to the fun of writing. This is something fresh and frivolous.
What am I trying to learn?
- Writing within the rules of a defined genre.
- Developing two main characters and using two points of view.
- Sticking, strictly, to my outline.
- And just having fun.
What have I learnt so far?
- There are a 100 ways to say I love you in Italian: according to Italian.about.com
- And I am unlikely to ever manage to stick to an outline! Already, all sorts of things happening that I hadn’t planned. Damn these pesky characters. Why are they so rebellious?