Posted: Mar 22, 2014 6:05 am
by Agrippina
Fiction is really difficult for me. I've been told that if I can write an essay, I can also write a story and that I should write what I know. I can't do that. It's possibly related to my not being able to enjoy fiction that isn't based in some or other fact. Not that I don't read fiction, I particularly love suspense fiction, related to crime, not espionage, but that's because I'm fascinated by forensics and the psychology of the criminal mind, so it's more analysis of the criminal, more than the enjoyment of the story line.

My favourite form of fiction is historical, especially if it's biographical fiction. I love that, but even then, I can't make up stories around real people. If I wrote a biopic, it would all be based on truth. :grin:

I wish I could get over this book now. I'm waiting for my editor to finish his own work for academia so he can give my book his full attention, so I keep rereading it and editing again and again, I just can't let it be. I don't want to give it to someone else to edit because the Bible, and the existence of God, is the subject of his thesis, so he really is the best qualified person to edit it, and he won't be nice because he doesn't want to hurt my feelings, he'll be harsh in his criticism, which is exactly what I want. So I have to just be patient. We're getting there. Slowly.