I’ve been participating in the JuneBugWriter challenge on Instagram (created by tifftheawesome_wattpad)
and I encourage you all to join; it’s super fun and it’s never too late to join in! and today’s topic was: what is your writing secret?
In response, I posted a picture of one of my reader’s comments, complimenting me and saying that my writing is realistic to her, and I said, “That is my writing secret: being realistic.”
The reason for this is because realism adds depth and meaning to your stories, and it also can make it more original and have it stand out more. I mean, think of the bad boy/good girl stories. If it were realistic, you can just make them human and have various characteristics that make them seem “that way.”
Realism doesn’t always mean adding sadness and unhappy endings, it just means that it should be more real-life based. Not everything is happiness and rainbows and butterflies. So adding some of that “real-life sprinkles” helps improve your story.
In the end, if you’re looking to make your story more original, add depth to it, and or make it stand out, then add realism to it. That’s my writing secret.
So what’s yours?