Dreamer: Windcall's Page 8=Writing About Horses (or other things)

by Windcall

You smell funny! (Captain Jack Sparrow, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 2: DEAD MAN'S CHEST)

Are you an author? Many of you would say, "No, do I look like I have written and published books and become famous?" Others may pessimistically reply, "Oh, I write some stories, but they'll never be published." However, a few of you just might share my opinion that if you write a story, you are an author, whether or not you ever finish that particular story. I have written all sorts of stories and consider myself an author, despite the fact that I have not yet finished even one of those stories. Not all of my books are entirely about horses; but several of them include horses.

Anyone can write a story; but not everyone can write a GOOD story. What is my definition of a GOOD story? I believe that a GOOD story is "great reading, original, obvious, and descriptive." "Great reading" means that the author (no matter what age) should write a story that has clarity and unity. "Original" means that the story should be the author's OWN IDEAS, not an inspiration for a rewrite of some other previously published book. "Obvious" refers to the plot, which, also coinciding with the story's unity, should be easily comprehended and have one great climax and a solid ending. "Descriptive" means that the author should use creative adjectives, avoid cliches, and provide clear physical and/or character descriptions of the things in their story.

I would like to write more, but, as I am not at my own home and will be soon leaving this computer, I must end this page. Hope you liked it (and please comment)!!!!!!

Windcall *:-)

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Apr 18, 2009
by: Kenzie

I found you first!!! I love your page! I have started many a story, but have erased a bunch! I hate writing,but from your description I am an author! Can't wait to hear more of your stories!
Kenzie :-)

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