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Well, NaNo has begun. I'm writing short stories this year, but unlike past years, I'm very aware that I don't have all the time in the world to hit that 50K, which is one of the reasons why I decided to write short stories. Anyway, before I try to get more words down, let me answer this month's IWSG question:
What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?
Well, there are many fantastic aspects of being a writer. One of them, to quote a historian I've recently begun reading and following, is that history lets him indulge in "licensed nosiness"--and I feel like writing lets me do the same thing sometimes. Being a writer lets me explore different things and I'm quietly nosy, quietly collecting dialogue, characters, settings, and anecdotes in my head to twist around and combine and refine into a story.
Also, I like creating characters--trying to figure out how they tick, what their deal is.