There are some many similarities between writing and falling down rabbit holes.
- Starting an exciting new story can feel like falling down a rabbit hole.
- The rabbit, in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, is the flash of inspiration you get with a new story idea. It is so intriguing that you give chase, like Alice did, only to fall headfirst into a deep rabbit hole. Some months or years later you emerge from it, looking bewildered and clutching a load of papers or a finished novel.
- Sometimes when you fall into a new story you have no idea where it will end, just like Alice had no idea where her rabbit hole would end. You just keep falling deeper and deeper.
- New stories can take you away from the rest of the world, just like falling down a rabbit hole.
- Once you stop falling down your metaphorical rabbit role you can find yourself in your own fantasy world, meeting all sorts of weird and wonderful characters.
- A negative writing phase can feel like falling down a rabbit hole. A bad writing spell, fuelled by self doubt can be scary and dark, making you wonder whether it will ever end.
- Opening up social media can feel like falling down a rabbit hole for some writers. Some of us even chuck ourselves into this particular hole.
- The stories and books that we write are like rabbit holes for our readers; transporting them to a different place.
Watch out for those rabbit holes today writers 🙂