I agree. It does sound funny. In fact, you might be inclined to call some secret service on my ass and take me out of my idiotic misery. I am a bit of a loon…

Hold on.

Hold on.

Don’t you dare dial uncle Nicci’s kid that knows someone that knows someone that will break legs for two bottles of whiskey and barrel Kentucky.

Writing stories IS the most important thing for fiction authors. And my statement is not as obvious as you think! Nor as idiotic…then again that is in the eye of the beholder…(don’t ya just love the clichés!)

As in all my freaking blog post…

 

“Please let me explain.”

 

I am going to start here. Now is the time to grab that coffee…

Back?

Good.

My take on this is simple. Writers need to tell stories. Period.

I mean, since the first men set foot on this planet (in whatever evolutional, religious or inter-planetary method you believe in) they had been telling stories. Stories are in our DNA. And lets be honest…everyone loves a good story.

Okay, I agree with the bunch to my left. Yes not everyone reads. But EVERYONE loves a story, whether it is fiction, fact, written, on the big screen, the small screen, the very small screen or just watching your parents, stories keeps us entertained, glued and intrigued.

But of course there is one catch…

The people that CONTROL EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE once decided that story telling must be more than that and writing stories must be difficult and an art. The same people that CONTROL EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE also decided way back, that the “ART” of writing exceeds the “Story” of writing.

I am a simple man.

So as a simple man.

I say one thing.

“Bullshit!”

Period.

BULLSHIT!

(Warning….brain twister ahead)

The reason stories exist is to entertain. Writing stories is the reasons we have have books. Writing Stories is the so called “Art” and not the act of writing them.

The story is far more important than the “rules of the craft”. Unfortunately the people that CONTROL EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE fed us that bullshit. Fed us the fact that this or that does not fit their rules. Problem is the same people that CONTROL EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE, also brain washed the .001% of readers that read for the “Art”. And of course those .001% readers are those that will leave you a 1 star review stating your book reads as if written by a 12 year old…

(sigh)

(headache at a scale of 4 – wrap it up while you still can)

The fucking horror.

Luckily, as a simple man I could not give a dam about that .001%. My purpose is to entertain, to write stories and nothing less.

So, fellow authors, join the revolution. Let’s do what we were supposed to do fro the start and just Write Stories. Forget about that perfect sentence that 99.999% of readers will see for one split milli-second. I mean does someone tell you about a good book or a few good sentences in a book?

(Not a difficult question folks)

Aspire to be a better story teller or writer.

That’s my rant for the day.

For the love for writing stories and entertainment!

Pieter

 

 

 

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14 Responses to “Writing Stories – the most important thing for fiction authors.”

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