Learning from Mistakes When you begin the journey of writing, you begin to see how much words can influence your writing.  It a lot about you, and a little about everything else. I am a big fan of novels, and in particular, Terry Brooks and Harry Turtledove.  I enjoy their writing, and I find a …
I am convinced that writing and publishing a book comes with some type of challenges.  Not simply that writing needs to be done is a certain time frame, but rather that good writing with a lot of improvement needs to be done in a time span which is much shorter.  A blog is much like …
writing quote Scott Card
Frustration is at the heart of writing, but then so is equal parts of passion for what you are writing.  It’s not as easy as it first seems. With the research it takes into writing a non-fiction book, I’m curious as to how a fiction book could be as much work.  It seems on the …
Ever had a day when you just want to find out more about what makes you passionate?  Have you ever thought of a time when writing was a part of your life but not the whole thing? For some people who begin to write, they might be passionate about the subject, but they don’t see …
I’ve not quite got a final draft together for my book, but at this point, there is a good chance with the type of people who will read my book I should consider some self-publishing companies.  One of the companies I am considering is Lulu, which is a company founded in 2002. The question is …
Sometimes any writer can feel like what they’ve done with writing isn’t working. They think what they are writing- be it a book or another blog post isn’t working as well as they want it to. This isn’t entirely correct, it is more as if I have a challenge that needs to be broken down …
I know that writing is hard, at least I can say this out loud to others, but it might not mean much to me mentally. In all of the many things I do each day, writing is one of the most frustrating and challenging things I do.   I can easily sit back and write for …
When someone talks about a crown jewel, one can rightly assume that they are speaking of the royal jewels in the Tower of London, or some other royal palace around the world.  They would be safe to think that there isn’t something like for a writer.  Writing is an emotional thing, and most people want to …
I am reminded of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day when it comes to personal editing.  I am blind when dealing with my writing. I need my editor, and he is great at what he does, and he does tell me how to improve my writing. The man goes through a lot …
Writing a blog is something I can do as a writer.  It’s the art of improving my communication with the readers I have, but then there is writing a book.  People-potential readers- are valuable to a writer, and they are important to how a writer will eventually work as a writer.  This is what writing …
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