It was about six months ago when I started having grave doubts about my abilities as a writer. Before that time, I thought I had a fleeting shot at getting a book published. Yet, in spite of the distress I felt every time I sat at my desk, I continued to write my blog posts … Continue reading #writingcraft: Perceptive Anguish
The Daily Post sponsors the #weekendcoffeeshare. If this is something you’d like to do, whether it be weekly like it’s supposed to be or the way I do it, once a month. You can get the lowdown about it at the link above. In the past, I have written this post dialogue style as if … Continue reading #weekendcoffeeshare: Being a Writer is More?
As of late, I’ve been coming across hoards of articles about how we should feel about ourselves. Writers are telling me in their blog posts about how to somehow feel marvelous when I’m writing, no matter where I am in my WiP, no matter what obstacles I’m facing. Feel-good web sites are giving me advice … Continue reading Maybe Self-Doubt isn’t Bad
I plunged into my weighty writing excursion in 2013. I’ve read article after article about all that’s entailed to hopefully writing a book with some sort of success. One category of information pieces I came across early in my search for knowledge was centered around the writing voice. Several articles were advocating how to find, … Continue reading Can You Pick Your Writing Voice?
Writers are the same as everyone else. Some of us are wall flowers; others are attention mongers; and there are, of course, the ones in between. Some are straight-laced; others are totally off the wall; and, then like the majority of any group, there are the ones who arise to the occasion as needed. I’ve … Continue reading The Prestige of the Writer
In October of last year, 2015, I wrote a post that discussed the topic, Reciprocating Follows. However, I neglected to include any details as to why I pass by some of the blogs of my followers at WordPress.Com. I remember I considered a paragraph or two on these particulars, but decided it may appear a … Continue reading Reluctance to Grasp
How much detail should go into the preliminary work of a story? As profound and desirable as it may be, the way Jessica Fletcher, the main character in Murder She Wrote, could whip out her manuscripts on a word processor just is not going to happen in the world outside of the “boob tube”. Diversely, … Continue reading Details Don’t Work
As a "want-a-be" writer, I don’t have the luxury of reflecting about the novels I’ve written to get me out of a slump. This is fact and has nothing to do with the emotionally tart shaft I find myself in. True, I probably shouldn’t call myself a "want-a-be" because, after all, I do scribble in … Continue reading I’m Not Inspired
This is my very first time doing a re-blog. I didn't realize it would be so easy. Anyway, I belong to a service site called Pearltree where you can gather sites and pages that you believe are going to be helpful somewhere along the line. This is one of the pages another member found that … Continue reading 23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert
I know that I'm the umpteenth person to write about what is about to start tomorrow, NaNoWriM. Still, most of what I've read thus far are articles promoting this event. I, on the other hand, am discouraging it. ∴ Most people who are writing and are on the Internet have read somewhere about the National … Continue reading Nah! To the NaNo Challenge
It wasn’t until I began to read each and every day that I started thinking seriously about writing. Once I decided that I want to do something substantial with my writing, I began to look at the material I was reading in a different perspective. No, I didn’t start looking for errors per se, although … Continue reading How Do They Do It? How is It Done?
Again, I've missed writing a post during the weekend. Admittedly, some of the reason is due to my reluctance to write the rest of It Was My Black Cloud. Still, there is another reason; I’m at a place in my writing that's become troublesome. It’s sticky and gooey. It’s reminds me of picking up a … Continue reading The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Effect