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  • Writer's pictureC.E. Groom

The Narrative and the (Novice) Novelist

Updated: Nov 20, 2022

Greetings and Salutations. Welcome to the Worlds and Words of C.E. Groom!

First things first: I have a confession to make. I truly enjoy blogging. Seriously. Point me toward a subject, and I will happily allow my thoughts to flow through my fingers and into the blogosphere, where they may then lie in wait for any curious reader who might happen to stumble upon them while exploring the vast universe of digital information known as the internet. The likely reason for my profound love of the blog is simply that I enjoy writing, as you have likely deduced by now. After all, novels don't write themselves. Novels require the writing of words. Lots and lots of words. "Words, words, words," as some melodramatic college kid once said in an old play in which nearly everyone dies by the end.

Man, I love that play.

But, I digress. As mentioned a few sentences (or incomplete clauses) previously, I love writing. Therefore, I thought it would be rather fun to write about. . . writing. After all, I've written about many other things, so why not delve deeply into the very subject that has been the most enduring passion in my entire life? "Most enduring?" you may ask. Yes, it's true. For all the creative endeavors and artistic passions that have driven me and possessed me over the years, writing has been my constant companion ever since I won an award in a school-wide expository writing contest when I was in the 3rd grade. Oh, Ms. Nash would be so proud, although at the same time, I imagine she would also be quite disappointed that it has taken me this long to finally arrive at my first published novel. Sorry, Ms. Nash. Please don't log that as a demerit in your Green Box.

So, here I am, the novice novelist, ready and eager to write about my creative process, my narrative inspirations, my struggles and headaches, my lessons learned, and my continuing journey into this brave new world (and I must again point out that those last three words are from yet another play by the same writer as the aforementioned play in which everyone dies).

Come along for the journey, although be forewarned that this blog is very likely going to wind up being" a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."

Then again, it might not.

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Well then, let's have some fun, shall we?

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