What’s with this inner Hallmark Channel voice in my writing?!

June 13, 2013 at 12:11 am (Uncategorized)

I feel your pain, every day…

melindamcguirewrites

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I’ve lost Faulkner and gained a Lifetime movie…

Ugh. I don’t know what has happened to me, but I’m not pleased.

Has my muse changed shape? If so, no offense, but I’d like to go back to the one I had before.

Lately (like for the past year) when I set down to write, one of two things happens:

1) I get so far in the story, and then I decide it isn’t worth pursuing – I lose interest in it.

OR

2) The inner voice in my head that narrates the stories (sounds crazy, I know. Don’t judge!) sounds like some sappy, weird combination of a Hallmark Channel special and a Lifetime movie. Now, to add to the weirdness – I don’t watch either one of those. I don’t read books that have a “lifetime/hallmark” feel to them. Nothing wrong with…

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