Welcome to another post of the Insecure Writers Support Group
Remember, the question is optional!
October 6 question - In your writing, where do you draw the line, with either topics or language?
There are topics which I don't enjoy reading, so I don't enjoy writing them either: Romance notably.
Others I enjoy reading but just haven't mastered the knack to write on : Crime, Political, Historical Fiction.
I definitely draw the line in language when it comes to explicit sexual descriptions or gratuitous swearing
Otherwise I love to experiment with vocabulary, especially for painting a picture of scenes: the physical and the emotional. I particularly love the sonority of verbs and adjectives which perfectly evoke a feel of what I mean to convey. Synaesthesia, I dote on. Colours, sounds, feelings, smells jump out immediately when using certain words.
writhe, wriggle, wrench
swoop, sail, snag
hume, drift, searing
sparkle, twinkle, baffling
I also like to play around with images, sometimes mixing metaphors, which is, I know, considered an incorrect way to use an effective metaphor; but I suppose that my Franco-British heritage conjures likenesses which often overlap, creating a collage metaphor or simile that just fits the bill.
Mostly I don't overthink ideas or language when writing. The inspiring combination just seems to fly down unexpectedly to hit the page.
how do you function ?
Thank you for reading.
this is how I also feel sometimes:
Véronique Samson Full Tilt Frog listen here
Mont Canigou French Catalogne
Puigcerda, Spanish Pyrenees
Winter storm in Malta