The Truth about Fiction

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I love culture, and you can see that in The Last People series. The people in these segments are a microcosm of our world today, or at least I try to make them that way. There are so many languages and cultures, and ideas, that sometimes we have trouble understanding each other, and yet we are wonderfully the same. We are all humans connected to one another, and sometimes not by choice. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but a village is growing in Pennsylvania.

Writing fiction for a blog is completely different than writing a novel. In a blog a lot needs to take place quickly, because the time and word count are short. So there needs to be more taking place, people are running from a bear, or someone is sick, or a drone is chasing them. Romance is good, but not much can be said except for lips kissing, her nails…….oh wait I digress!

So when (not if) I turn this series into a novel, I will need to take each segment and fill it out more. I will need to add more, about what each character was thinking, and speak more of emotions. If I tried that in the blog setting, an entire segment could be taken by someone just thinking about a prior experience, as they walked across the room! That just wouldn’t work.

Even though the two types of fiction are very different, they both are one heck of a lot of fun to write! So thank you, to each of you, that have been taking the time to read!

I wish you peace.


Writing and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

10 thoughts on “The Truth about Fiction

  1. I agree, and I’ve learned by doing the editing part that it has to finish faster than it started and pack a tremendous amount of punch. Best wishes for future writing, Nic. x

  2. I dream of writing novels all day. It would make me truly happy but would likely not pay th bills. As such, I’m a slave to work and write a ton of things I don’t care about for thankless people instead. I am determined to get my first one published soon!

    I’m in a bad work situation at the moment with a manager who tries to break down my confidence and make me feel like I can’t write…but I know I can. I just have to remind myself that some people build themselves up by knocking others down. I am trying to get out of that place ASAP.

    1. I understand completely. I work and write, but not as much as I would like, so I write a little at a time. Blogging helps me to sharpen my skills, especially really short pieces of fiction. Have a great day.

    1. Q, I am humbled by your compliment. The best way to start is to write a short one. I’ve seen your writing, I think your fiction would be wonderful too. Peace.

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