The question is how to go about writing characters who aren’t like you, not whether you are allowed to.
via #71: You Are Allowed to Write Outside Your Own Experience — Story Hospital
(Hey y’all, I’m bogged down with Life Stuff at the moment and don’t really have the energy to write an original post at the moment, so I thought I might share another Story Hospital response about a subject that’s very important to me as a writer. Hope you find it useful and insightful!)
Looking like a finished work isn’t what a first draft is for. It’s a tool to help you tell the story.
via NaNoWriMo: Why “Bad” First Drafts Are Great — Story Hospital
(I thought I’d share a link to this post now that we’re closer to the end of the month. It has many good pointers about not being disappointed in the first draft of a story. It also applies to the first drafts of many types of writing in general. Best of luck with everything this week! – Cinnia)