"Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him." Chinua Achebe
A Writing Tool
If you write outside of your experience, consider hiring a sensitivity reader to review your manuscript for accuracy. Here is a good article describing what sensitivity readers do, and here is a list of sensitivity readers from Writing Diversely. A search engine or social media search will turn up many more.
Angry, scared, defiant, inspired - use your emotions to drive your writing. Let your characters think and act with the full force of emotion.
There's a Story Here: Iguazu Falls, Argentina, 1990
What story would you write about this photo?
Next Step Book Coach - If you're ready to start your novel, are stuck in the middle, or have finished and need to know what to do next - we can help.