For the types of Castelvecchi Roberto Cotroneo has published many years ago, an always useful Creative Writing Guide for Beginners.
A wealth of tips and path specifications.
The basic principle of any writing is for the Cotroneo ability to "communicate": "You write for others, not only for themselves. And especially, He writes to be read ".
"It is not a form of loneliness: He writes to tell someone something - said the writer – You do start thinking that someone is a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend. Then, as it takes courage, that person ceases to have a face, and it becomes an indistinct multitude. At that point you realize that you are getting really writers ".
And this brings with it an immediate consequence very important: We must be seen to understand that you write for others.
"And asking questions: the stories you want to tell – writes Cotroneo – on how to tell, and above all why do. Often writing is a way to reflect on their lives, or even a way to make the pain more bearable. Other times it is the taste, the pleasure of telling something.
Tell something about your. This second aspect is what most distant door, because it is a quantum leap ".
Because? Why Cotroneo "write only to rework the events that are experienced it is risky, inevitably leads to an autobiography that often does not help anyone, neither the writer nor the reader and.
But to transform personal stories into something universal, recasting, It is certainly the best solution ".
The secret then is to get to Cotroneo "Write to seduce the world".
E "have the ambition to keep with you, on your pages, a reader of your life, of your thoughts and your desires you do not know anything ".