Reader, Writer, Both?

I've been trying to write a book for over a year, but I keep changing my plot and I've loved to read for as long as I can remember, but I just can't decide between the two. So..I guess I'm a Wrieder? haha
JaneGirl7 JaneGirl7
18-21, F
2 Responses Sep 19, 2012

All the best.... Keep trying... You should be able to make to the BOOK.
Are you planning to use any pen name or just the same JANEGIRL7???

I hope so. I'm not sure, it would be interesting to have any of the pen names Jane Girl, Janga or JayBird..all of which have been my nick names lol

I have respect for anyone who can write fiction. That's my ultimate ambition, but I have to work my way through non-fiction first. Is your fiction based on your own experiences (or those of your friends) - or is it totally imaginary?

My fiction is based on many things. If I ever finish my book it will have some factual qualities to it. Like many writers I would use some of my own experiences and observations as well as that of others to better solidify a character or circumstance.
In my opinion, a good fiction writer leaves the reader wondering if it's really fiction after all. ;)

A thought on your language here: I recommend that you re-phrase that as 'When I finish my book...' - or it will become a self-fulfilling prohecy. How do you discipline yourself to stick to your chosen plot, rather than giving up midway to pick up on a different plot idea when the going gets tough?

Good point. Haha Well, I at least have to stick with a similar plot because I fell in love with my characters and certain scenes I've already written..that's about as disciplined as I get.