Hello and welcome to the seventeenth edition of Fiction Monday.
“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”
~ Barbara Kingsolver
There is an advice I heard in the blogging world which never worked for me. ‘Write for your audience.’ There is nothing wrong with writing for your audience provided
- you have figured out your audience
- you have figured out your niche
When I write with the idea that someone else is reading, I get distracted – I want to write something that they would like to read which almost always result in the feeling that I can’t write well. Self-doubt never seems to leave my side when I write for an audience which leads to a bigger draft pile and little on the published folder.
So I decided that my primary audience is me. I am writing for me first. That way I will not hold back on stories.
My question to you is do you face this problem, too – does your narrative change with your audience? Do you write for your audience? How does writing for yourself and for the audience affect you? I am curious to know. As writers, we want to be read, but as a writer, my words stop flowing when I think that someone is going to read what I write.
Stories From The Sixteenth Edition
A letter from “Hope” by Akshata Ram
The Envelope by Archana
The Attic Story by Shilpa Gupte
The reality as a puzzle by Suzana
The False Life of the Parijat by Shalini Baisiwala
The Letters by Sunita Saldhana
Letter from the Past by Vinitha
Thank you for responding to the prompt you all! I love reading the amazing stories shared here. It never fails to inspire me to write.
The idea is simple – to write fiction. On Mondays, I will post the prompt here. There will be a word prompt and a picture prompt. You have one week to respond with a story. You can choose to include both the prompts in your story or just one prompt – the choice is yours.
The expected word count is between 50 and 250.
You have time till October 31st Saturday, 2020.
Don’t forget to add the link to your story in the comments below. I will share your creations here along with the prompts for the eighteenth edition on Monday the 2nd of November.
Word Prompt– REMEMBER
Picture Prompt –
*If you use the picture prompt, please give proper credit to the picture in your post.