A discovery writer allows the story to write itself. The characters become well developed, realistic, emotional characters. However, discovery writers work can be disorganized. Some writers love to hash the heck out of an outline, others never write an outline.
Writing fantasy is a process of discovery! It's jumping into a broad dimension of possibilities! Writing is an escape and its work. You can write to you and your enjoyment or you can write to the world.
"Never be embarrassed to only write as a hobby." - Brandon Sanderson
If you really want to write, you're got to do it a lot. I'm talking about MANY hours of writing. Creating a career in writing is a long process. Often you will need to study a career that will have guaranteed chances to make a living. I've said this a lot here, I'm a writer who's also in school and I work part-time to fund my schooling.
However, writing still has value even if it never makes you a single cent. Brandon Sanderson brings this out and it's the greatest thing you can ever learn as a writer. Don't stop if one book fails! If you are gaining pleasure from writing then isn't that enough?
I wanted others to enjoy my work as well. That's why this blog exists! It's the cultivation and documentation of the journey.
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