Where are you in your storyline?
Agatha Christie‘s Writer’s DNA is her use of the deceptive concept; which intrigues her readers by luring their minds. Stephen King‘s Writer’s DNA is in the three-dimensional, flawed human characters he creates. You know, people with traumatic pasts and various psychological problems. Hemmingway‘s Writer’s DNA is his objective and terse style, that appears simple and innocent on the exterior, but has deeper depth. J.K. Rowlings‘ Writer’s DNA is her ability to create imaginative worlds, and characters in detail, while taking you further down the rabbit hole. There are so many ways that authors indelibly leave their DNA on the pages of their books. What’s yours? Have you figured it out yet?
I’m not looking at this from the thematic perspective—all books have a theme. No, I am delving a little deeper into the creative seas…Simply put, your Writer’s DNA is that invisible creative thread weaving itself throughout your writings. That is really a natural phenomena which has never occurred to you. That special “something” that fuels your passion. That gives you joy and a sense of accomplishment when you write. That place that makes you SMILE!
“Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.” — Rainer Maria Rilke
I love using biblical concepts and characters to build the faith of the reader and place them in scenarios that are relatable so they can see the hope in it. I believe my creative thread is the ability to connect the human conditions with biblical precepts or biblical characters whose trials of faith inspire the reader to continue on their life’s path. In my books is the hope of building the reader’s faith and offering them a strong resolution—aiding them through life’s trials. That is my Writer’s DNA. What’s yours?
Or how do you find your writer’s DNA if you choose to take a creative turn? You simply take that same creative process and apply your DNA to it. You have to know where and how to interject your imagination. Thereby, leaving your DNA once again.
Once you discover your Writer’s DNA the only other thing you can do is write, write, and keep writing. The more you write, the easier it comes to you and the better you will be at expressing who you are through your words. Your words will once again begin to flow freely and writing will no longer feel like trudery. Once you find your Writer’s DNA you will truly know yourself as a writer. When you find yourself you can then flow in the gift to write and share your creations with the world.
Here are a few posts that may help
- How Does Life Affect Our Writing
- How to Destroy the Dam of Empty Confusion
- 7 Things All New Writers Need To Know
- You Want To Be A Writer?
Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week…keep searching. Blessings and Peace!