Well, I’ve had writer’s block for couple of years now. I haven’t published anything in years now.
The more I write and the better I get, the more I hate my style. I am “telling” the story and not “living” it. I have a hard time putting into words the emotions - the sight - the sound - the aroma - the fear - the anguish - in an interesting, enticing ways.
I read Grisham, Patterson and few others. They are masters of it all. Grisham can spend two pages describing a character where I can visualize the character’s face. attire, voice - and I wouldn’t even be aware that he did. He does it so well, so intriguing that I get immersed into his world.
Patterson is the master of places and sound. I can feel it, I get anxious to “see” what’s coming, it grabs my attention. I can visualize the place, the smell, feel my heart pound.
My words are bland, boring, sometimes when I go back to my earlier writing, it’s like a 3rd grader wrote it. Like I said, the better I get at fiction, the worse I feel about my style.
I want to get some lessons to see what I can do to improve upon my novel that I wrote 4 years ago before I write the prequels and sequels.