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What's the hardest part of writing fiction?

Coming up with the story, getting down a first draft, editing, getting feedback?
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tynamite
tynamite's avatar I believe that writing should be emotive and immersive. So I don't care that I'll never be as good as some writers, even if people say I'm a very talented writer, because my writing is emotive and immersive, so as long as it is, that's all that matters. It's important to drop a cynical attitude when being creative, and judge your work on its own merits. Comparing yourself to others won't do you any favours. It's up to you to decide what you aim your writing to be, before you put pen to paper. That's how you get in the mindset.

Before writing fiction, you could have a problem with coming up with what you want your story to be about, or you could have an idea for story but have no storyline. When this happens, it's important to make sure you've had a walk, read more books, do some research, and think of good ways to structure writing and make it flow from page to page, and have some sort of consistency chapter to chapter.

Now to answer personally what I feel is the hardest part of writing fiction
For me, the hardest part of writing fiction is...


  • Trying not to put my life or my personality into the book.
  • Coming up with a compelling storyline with twists and turns.
  • Predicting whether certain chapters are as emotional as I think they are.
  • Whether the introduction takes too long to draw readers into the book.
  • Expressing how a character feels in an emotional way, without trying to make it blatantly obvious. (Show don't tell.)
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