People in my novels have jobs. Lots of different ones, some are covered on other letters yet to come (maybe.. I’m still drafting them). Some do jobs that are letters gone topics I missed, butcher for example, what do I know of Butchers? I know a little more about Gardeners. Characters who are Bakers.. Architects. Lecturers, Musicians and Solicitors all come to mind. There’s still time to change my planned s & m but, again, I know nothing of musicians.
Writing is tough enough, let alone knowing what’s involved in being a writer to write about it, I can feel myself gathering momentum for my W.. The more I travel on this AtoZ of writing and my novels the more I understand why my job is not as a professional writer. What do I know of this craft? Just saying!
When I pick the jobs for characters it’s done intuitively, not because I know anything of those roles or anyone in those jobs, they seem right for the characters and the things I want to portray. I’m then left wondering about their lives and what makes them get up and go to work. If writing really was my living I’d feel more confident to visit, meet, chat and really get to know people and businesses that I portray so I could bring the novels to life that much more. Shouldn’t I do that anyway?
Wanted (should this be my W post..):
Baker kneading skills
Architect awareness week
Teacher telling tales
Apply within writers brain
My AtoZchallenge posts are about writing, parts of my novels or some research I need to do for them. I’m not allowing myself to write about anything other than topics linked to the books, my books. The current titles that I’m writing about are ‘Bags’, ‘Holiday stories’ and ‘Dream Gardener’.