Saturday, 7 March 2015

Me and my Fictional Friends

Hey Guys.

I was at church today leading the intermediate age girls.  And one of my year sevens said she would like to be a writer. My heart, it stopped. Out of all the girls there that wanted to be teachers, she wanted to be a writer. I was very proud (naturally)

And that got me one to thinking. When I was her age, I wanted to be a writer, but I didn't understand how any of the writing worked. That was until I joined GoTeenWriters that I learned to unlock the inner writer deep down in the depth of my heart.

There is one thing I have learned from being a writer, and that is that your characters are your best friends.
People might tell you that they are not real. But they are wrong! Your fictional characters are just as real as you and me. And as a writer, I feel it my job to give them life.

I was thinking about my novel I'm going to write for camp NaNo next month. And I'm just so exited to getting to know my MC's. And I know at the end of the month I will come out with some amazing fictional friends.

How to be Invisible and Rule the World: Update 

I have never written a contemporary before. I was going to write a story called "dance with me" but never ended up going any where with it.

So How to be Invisible and Rule the World is going to be based loosely off me and my friends experiences, and characteristics. So Gabriel is a larger part of a friend of mine, but mixture of other people. Same with Inga, she is mostly a big part of me, but a mixture of other people. And it the end they will become who they want to be.

Hope you guys like the picture collage thing I made for it. I will give you all some more (proper) updates later. I'm still trying to put all the pieces of the story together.

HELP: This story is going to be narrated by both Inga and Gabriel. But I have never written in a males perspective. Don't know what I'm doing. Can you guys give me some tips in the comments? That would be great.



  1. I WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME OHMYGOSH. Every time someone in there almost/early teens says they want to be a writer, I want to wrap them up and keep them xD

    My characters are some of my best friends too haha. Awesome collage :)

    With writing from a boys POV, I would remember that boys tend to think quite logically, or in a line. They don't tend to think about emotion before reason. They also tend to be triggered to a memory by the sight of something, and they will try to fix something before discussing the issue.

    For example, when I talk to one of my best friends, who is a boy, on the rare occasion I just want sympathy (I've probably already tried to fix it), he will just suggest things I could change. Something else I've noticed is that boys often pause to think before they speak, while girls just keep going.

    Hope thats helpful! :)

    1. Haha yes! That feeling of instant protection when you meet an inspiring writer. They are everywhere, but it's hard to find one out of the blue. XD

      Thank you so much for the advice. I'm slightly nervous about it. Lately I've been going about trying all my guy friends vocabulary's, just saying them out loud...I'm a strange person.
      Thank you again. I think it's good to gather advice from other writers. :)

  2. Oh yes! Isn't that so neat when someone wants to be like you? I have a niece who is nine and for several years she's been talking about becoming a writer like her aunt. It makes me so happy. :) Sometimes she'll even call me on the phone and read parts of her story to me.

  3. Yes it is. And I think it's wonderful that children want to be writers. Awww that is so cute!
    Thank you for commenting. :)