#writingcraft: Perceptive Anguish

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 …

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Reluctance to Grasp

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 …

Details Don’t Work

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, …

I’m Not Inspired

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 …