Casual Narrative

Fiction, musings and photography. Maybe even some paintings.

Let it wander or rein it in?

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My last story wandered onto an entirely different track than I had intended for it when I first sat down to write. It went that way when I realised that my MC was a bit of a jerk and I found myself writing him as contributing to his unfortunate circumstances. My query is, should I have let the story tell itself or should I have tried to pull it back and force it in the direction I originally intended?

In fairness, I found I had managed to surprise myself with something a little different in doing it this way, but could I have done better if I stuck with the original idea?

I will probably never know because now, Jim is out there and I cannot unmake him.

Author: Alexis H

A 30-something writer finding her feet and exploring the world through the written word, photography and painting. Published her first children’s book in December 2017 and hoping for more adventures and accomplishments. Often clumsy, never regretful.

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