Writing. What does it mean? To me it has always meant using words to create pictures that affect other people. That’s the high flalutin’ answer. The reality is sitting for hours staring at a computer screen, usually with a bad posture, and creating ways to translate what’s in your head to a blank page with …
Today I crave a thing that cannot be obtained by a trip to the fridge or drive to the store. Money cannot buy it. My craving is from the brain, from the soul. I want to do the one thing I’m good at, the thing I love. Write. Unfettered and free. I want to write something to completion and have another person read it.
Today I am a writer.
June 12, 2017
August 10, 2015
I do not feel well today. I am suppose to post a writing prompt or something inspirational today. I do not feel like doing either. Tomorrow I need to post a writing tip. Because I have planned out my editorial calendar, I know what I need to write for tomorrow and am sitting at the keyboard writing it in Scrivener. Before the editorial calendar, I would have not posted anything today or tomorrow. But because I knew what I needed to write for tomorrow, it was easier to sit down and do it. That inspired this post.
When things are rolling, it doesn’t matter if you have a plan; but when they are not, a plan is everything.
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How do you make yourself do something you don’t feel like doing when you are not one hundred percent?
Time for something fun! Many writers tell me their lives are boring. These writers often produce boring stories about vampires. Many of them are good writers, but they don’t know where to pan for gold. In the blogosphere, there are a number of personal blogs and their creators don’t consider themselves writers. They write about …
Do you remember the ads in comic books and kid magazines that invited you to Draw Me! and find-out if you are an artist? Ever wish there was a test like that for writers? Maybe there is. In case you don’t remember the Draw Me! ads; they featured images like these Can you draw me? …
Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
Sometimes I read posts here with a bit of envy. I read about people who went to their school library at recess and curled up with a book at every opportunity. I read about people who knew from birth that words and language and books would define their life,…
Turning 1,300 words into 750 words is not easy, but it makes a stronger, faster writer.