Making My Fiction Words Real

“I can relate to her.”

That’s an important response I received about my writing. Even more important, those were the first words of feedback I received from my first reader of the first 100 pages of my novel.

Two weeks ago I decided I’d held onto my story long enough without sharing it. I wanted to broaden my reality of what I’d actually written by inviting someone to read it. Make it real so the story would become real.

Sharing my work was a big step—one that could motivate me to finish, revise, edit and submit it for publication, or the opposite.

Fortunately, I picked the right reader. She reads like I do. She identifies with the characters, asks questions, wonders, ponders and relates the story to her own world.

Needless to say, when she said she could relate to my main character, I cheered inside myself. I can write.

So, today, I don’t have pictures, and I don’t big inspirations. I just have a few hours to myself.  And I need to get some words out. The fiction variety.

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5 Comments

  1. Trent
    Sep 24, 2009

    When can I read it?

  2. terena
    Sep 24, 2009

    Bravo for taking the plunge and sharing your work with others! Doesn’t it feel great when other people grasp what you’re trying to say in your writing?

  3. Camille
    Sep 27, 2009

    Thanks so much for letting me be one of our first readers!! I can’t wait for more!

  4. Michelle at Scribbit
    Sep 28, 2009

    That’s a huge compliment isn’t it? Congratulations!

  5. Rebecca
    Sep 29, 2009

    I can’t wait to read what you’re writing!

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