My SIPS Project was planning then writing a fantasy novel. I chose this project because I’m very passionate about writing, and I love reading so much! I hope people will become inspired to be able to create their own things, whether it’s music, writing, books, or just whatever. At school and at home. No, not really. Just feedback on my Prologue. I researched and put together and organized everything else on my own.
One of my roadblocks was just kind of everything. At some point I would get writer’s block with my: plot, fantasy world, characters. Because I wanted to be very detailed and unrelated to me, I wanted to explore other backgrounds that I could TRY and put myself into. Sometimes I would just have to step back, and then when all my jumbled thoughts cleared, I could get new ideas, or just examples from life generally.
My biggest success was probably my characters, I went in deep with them. I wanted to really explore their lives and experiences, and what impact those made on them in future years. I feel accomplished, it’s really easy to create characters that are LIKE you because you know WHY they do things and everything. But when you’re creating a character with a completely different backstory, you have to find out WHY and make that apart of you.
I learned how to ask questions about my characters I was creating. Why? How does this impact them? What scares them? And I think it’s kinda changed how I see people now. It was definitely worth my time, I now know how all these great authors started out!
Yes, I made it to the showcase. It was amazing! I see all these computer programs with hours of coding, Syd’s project on lifting everyone, so many great ideas that can help OTHERS!