posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 10:46 PM
reply to post by smyleegrl
Aw, hun, tis okay. Sometimes writing gets the best of us. As much as I wanted to read your story, I understand why it didn't stay up. My
Don't write from personal experience or situations. Remain detached from your characters. Make them characters, with a few attributes of yourself,
but don't write so close to home. Change details enough to distance yourself from your words.
One of the worst failings of a upcoming professional writer is to make it too personal. Often, people tend to write about their own lives, and try to
relate them into a story. Big mistake. You, as a writer, must remain detached from your story. It's a rule. See it objectively, not personal.
Given what I've gathered what the story was about, it may have garnered the winning flags. I'll never know. Sometimes, the most honest and
heartfelt stories are the ones that cut deep and close to home.
All I can say is keep writing. I'll do the same.