Writing tip 4. How I write.

No matter what you can think of, others have written or experienced something much more surreal. 

You must remember this point because it is very important. Now let’s assume we are in a mall or the centre of a busy city. We have our snack and our cup of coffee.  

Sit back and watch as hordes of people walk past all around you. Some are skinny, some fat, some are short while others are tall. Some have glasses, some are bald and some have crazy hair or a crazy outfit.  

You can see where I am going with this. We need to pick a character. We need to establish who we pick as an actor in our head. I will go back to my grade school and let’s assume I am in the school cafeteria and I see a girl from another class across the room. 

She has long flat hair, and glasses and she is somewhat bored by her lunch and is picking at it and not eating. She looks sad and down or so I think she does. This is my perspective and my story, our story.  

She could be having a bad day, not feeling well or something much more serious. Her mom or dad could be ill or her dog could have just passed away. Maybe she fought with her best friend or she is moving away from the school in the next few days.  

We do not know the answer but… We have already gotten a few things established, she is sad, she is alone and we have gotten quite a lead into our story. You see very clearly where I am going with this right? 

One other thing I love to do is to bring together separate stories. So please keep this in mind as we go on this journey together. I love to bring different trains of thought together. And I will explain this in further detail later. 

If you need to grab a pen and paper… An iPad or jot things down on your phone, go for it. I only mention this because for the longest time I could not type a poem. I know, it sounds weird but to type with my thumbs on my brand new Blackberry years ago was not possible. 

I guess this was a small quirk I had to work around and I did manage eventually. 

These days I have the same issue with reading emails. I cannot read an e-mail on a phone. Ah… you cannot read on your phone you ask? Sure I can, but if it’s something important… I will only understand it properly on my laptop. On my phone, I glance at it and if it is important I pull out my laptop to understand it. 

I assume we all have quirks and idiosyncrasies. We can be eccentric or we could call ourselves weird. Like the way I hate working and I feel trapped when I face a wall with my laptop. I need to see, my mind needs depth and long views to be creative. 

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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