DEVIN BOND
Thoughts of a wanna-be author and student.


April 25, 2011

U is for Ugh and Unforgettableness

Short post because I've got to study for my French test tomorrow. Darn my professors for giving so much homework! Haha, I know it could be worse though, so my complaints aren't very strong.

The worst thing anyone could have--especially for us writers--is to be forgettable. No one wants to be forgotten and writers especially don't want to have someone forget our story. A lot of us are sensitive about our brain children. We wouldn't want someone to forget our physical children (for those of you who are parents). The same applies to our stories.

SO, how do we make sure that we're memorable? How can we make sure that our stories stay inside everyones's heads for weeks, months, maybe even years if we're lucky? We all worry about being able to catch the eye of agents and readers. Yeah, those are important. But, even if our books don't become the next Harry Potter or Twilight. Even if we don't become the next J.R.R. Tolkien or Orson Scott Card--the idea that our story might touch someone's heart and stay with them is something I strive for.  It isn't the ultimate goal, but that thought is what keeps me happy.

3 comments:

  1. Yep, I guess I want people to have trouble forgetting my characters. I want them to really feel for the characters, identify with them, and basically LOVE (or hate, as the case may be) them like I do.

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  2. So true! I'm glad I found your blog. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

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  3. Trisha - I know what you mean! I want the same. :)

    Sylvia - Awe, I'm glad you found my blog, too. Thanks for stopping by!

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