Writing From Experience

Super Saiyan

Too many writers use the experience of characters from other novels and films to develop their characters. That’s why imagination is relatively low nowadays. Characters are often one dimensional because the writer doesn’t know how to convey something they’ve never experienced.

With that being said, I find it very difficult to write fantasy novels. I love writing from experience,which is why most of my novels have romance in them. It’s also why I use harems and love triangles *wink*.

However, I struggle relaying the true challenges of a superhuman and/or magician. How can I help my reader understand if my superpowers won’t evolve?

Such a shame.

I’ve searched high and low for radiation, mutant goo, and a potential sensei to train me in the ways of ninja. Sadly, my journey has been in vain.

From the bottom of my heart, I apologize to all of my readers. I wish that I was wicked enough to lift cars and smash them on your neighborhood dope dealer, but I haven’t reached that stage in life. To make up for this flaw, I do my best to relate real life situations to superhuman moments in my novel.¬†For example,

  • I’ve picked up trash from the street, saving the world from global warming.
  • I’ve defended the honor of prostitutes in academic discussions. Mind control.
  • Once, I carried my nephew’s remote control vehicle to the back yard. Superhuman strength.
  • My nose has prevented cookies from burning. Fire fighting.
  • And I’ve run a 5k under 30 minutes. Super speed. Endurance.

I know what it takes to be a hero, but I wish I had the power to says, “Alakazam,” and watch as everything in my room levitates. Yet, that doesn’t mean I will stop trying. One day, dear readers, I will evolve into more than just a man. I will give you the experience that you deserve.

Leave a Reply