The WIP Diaries: some writing facts about me


It has been so long since I did a WIP Diaries post! Today's is a bit different - I'll be sharing some random facts about my writing style and process.

Hope you enjoy reading about them :)




1: DARK STORIES / 
Look, I've tried okay? I've tried to be fluffy and a believer in happily-ever-afters, but for some reason my stories always end up dark, brutal, and tragic. The sadder, the better. The darker, the better. It's kinda worrying tbh ;)


2: TOO MANY CHARACTERS /
This is a mixed blessing. I am never short of character ideas, which is great, but I also have a hard time resisting adding characters to my stories. I mean, sometimes a big cast can work, but sometimes it doesn't, and sometimes it's just plain unnecessary. Hence the frustration. Once I had a cast of 20 characters in my WIP (all of them lead characters, mind you...) when actually I only needed about 5. Of course, once I've thought of a character for a story, I don't want to remove him or her, so that creates a problem. It's like you're being forced to kill off your children. It's an ugly process :(  


3: ROMANCE IS ALWAYS A SUBPLOT / 
I love love, don't get me wrong, but it is never the focus of my books. There's almost always a romantic subplot, but the emphasis is more on friendships and family dynamics. That's what I love writing most of all. Hot make-out scenes and kisses in the rain are cool, but friendships are the life-blood of my story relationships.   


4: SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS / 
I am a huge sucker for sibling relationships and basically all of my WIPs have them. They're messy, they're complicated, and sometimes they're lethal. They're always entertaining. I love writing dynamics between siblings. 


5: SEE IT AS A MOVIE /
I am an extremely visual writer. Every single scene, every movement, every character, I see clearly in my head. I brainstorm a lot, and always play out my story scenes in my head as if they're a movie - complete with a soundtrack, cinematography, set design, etc etc. I couldn't imagine doing it another way. It works wonders for me. 




Do you have any writing quirks? What are some facts about your writing process?



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