Need More Writing XP

This article is brought to you by the seventh Blaugust 2020 Promtapalooza topic presented by the awesome blog The Friendly Necromancer: What skill do you want to improve on the most?

The writing of things. I could probably use improvement in the writing of all things, but more specifically the narrative writing things.

Writing is one of my biggest hobbies and my most effective method of communication. I’m terrible at verbal communication so it’s nice to have this little blog and the internet as an outlet for my thoughts. My poor verbal skills are a big reason why I don’t want to jump on the Twitch streamer train, but that’s another story for another time.

Unshockingly I’m sure, I have no formal training in proper grammarz, nor do I know all those pesky English writing rules (ain’t got no time to care about dat stuffs). There are lots of made up words and poorly worded sentences here, that’s for sure! It’s one of Ace Asunder’s main writing philosophies, actually: whatever words, wherever!

So yeah, for my blog I’m happy with my writing skillz level. I have fun with the words and love anyone who wants to read them.

However, I have a pipe dream on the back burner of my brain I really wish I could find the motivation to turn into a reality. That dream would be to finally finish the novel I’ve been working on forever.

I have a story, characters, lots of feelings, and a whole world pictured in my head. My biggest problem is that I lack the narrative writing skills to get that world on paper in a format that would make sense to other people, and one that would also be considered “good” to some readers (I have no delusions of ever being able to please everyone).

I know it’s something I have to practice. A few good friends over the years have been brave enough to check out my work thus far and give me some feedback. Very grateful for that!

I just can’t stop thinking how the words I’m writing don’t reflect the story I’m seeing in my head, if that makes any sense at all. That frustrates me to the point where I can’t work on it anymore.

Sigh. I think it’s probably a touch imposter syndrome mixed with undeveloped skills. I’ll keep trying to try to write this thing, dammit!

I guess stories are brought to life by the reader, not so much the writer. Everyone will interpret a story in the own way. Perhaps I should be less concerned about forcing a reader to see my visions, and more concerned with giving them the details they need to form their own vision of my world.


This post is proudly part of the Blaugust Promptapalooza 2020 blogging community event created by the badass Belghast!

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  1. I feel the same! I like pottering away writing blog posts etc but bloody hell I struggle with narrative writing! I’ve finally set off writing a story I’ve stuck in my head for literally 2 decades and, whilst I’m energised writing it, I know it’s rough as they get! I’m all for sharing any hints and tips we learn though 😁

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