Why do we write?
This is the question we need to ask ourselves even before we begin pouring out words into a blank paper. What drives you to keep on writing pages per pages? What do you dream when you finish your book? Some write because they want to sell, such as guidebooks sold in eBook forms. Some write because they want to express themselves, such as poetry. Some write to share imagination like J. K. Rowling and some write to come in terms with his purpose of life like Trevor Noah.
Why do people read, then?
Again, many answers to this. People might want to learn something new, they might want to know more about the writer, they might want to escape from harsh reality, or they just want to have a good time.
Then the ultimate question comes to this: how can we as writers engage readers?
This writing guide will layout the important pieces of both fiction and non-fiction. Keeping in mind, that writing is an art and therefore, there’s no guarantee of success for you even after you follow this guide.
There’s something about 2D (two dimension) animation that attracts me like a magnet when I was a child. I loved Anastasia, Lady and the Tramp, and Tarzan. When Pixar came in with 3D (three dimension) animation Toy Story, I freaked out. Everything shaped weird, looked too real, and made me scared.
When I was old enough, I started to accept and consume 3D animations. One in particular is undoubtedly my favorite: WALL-E. In 2008, Pixar released a futuristic movie about WALL-E, a cleaning robot living on a deserted Earth. All humans evacuated to a spaceship, escaping the trash-filled planet. One day, a robot named EVE came to Earth in search for a plant life. Astounded, WALL-E made friends with her and the story started from there.
What makes WALL-E stands out to me, is the fact that Pixar delivered storytelling with minimum amount of dialogues. They succeeded in touching viewers’ hearts, making them care about WALL-E and EVE. They were the champions of storytelling.
How easy is it to publish a book?
The truth? It is hard. First, you have to have an idea of what to write about. Then, you proceed to write word by word, sentence by sentence, pages to pages, until you finish the entire manuscript. Next, you hire an editor to work with you (that is after you have revised it yourself and created a second draft). Afterward, you go through the publishing route you choose: traditional or self-publishing. But you’re not done yet! You still have to promote your book; getting the word out there. And when someone buys a copy of your book… that’s when you feel satisfied. Additional note to the process: you then would expect feedback and reviews, which can be both good or bad
How do you get writing ideas? If any of you are like me, you have difficulty in finding the so-called ‘inspiration’ to write. As your schedule is filled with To-Do Lists of daily activities, you find no time to write. To make it worse, even when you have time to sit in front of your laptop (or notebook if you still use pen and paper) you find yourself without ideas. What to do? If this is you, make sure to read this writing. I will show you different ways to find writing ideas.