Tag : Living a Life of Writing

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A book will take you only so far, and in this day and age, a blog will take you a bit farther if you have the time and energy to do so, or the fabled time management under your belt.  Writing a  blog takes a lot of effort, and as a writer, this is supposed …
We talked about how to start writing a book in the last post, but once you’ve begun it’s vital to make sure others know what you are writing.  Some people have questioned the choice of titles of some books, like my own, because they sound too fiction ‘ish.’  This is a bit of a challenge …
pens and journals There is a fine line between writing a book to the point it will be published, and just doing something for fun, a hobby if you will.  Not everyone can be writers, and most will complain of the distractions of everyday life.  At some point, a writer will begin.  They don’t spend …
Blogging and writing- and expanding what I have to offer to the world- are about setting time lines a person can follow.  For a while, I’ve not really had a ‘writing schedule’ where I spend a certain time on my writing.  It’s because I’m not used to being a writer in the true sense of …
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Writers are on a journey. I know that writing is a journey that is best done alone, but I can’t help but feel that I need to connect to people to continue my creativity.  The art of being a writer means you have to take the time to reflect on where you can go and …
Why should it take so much time to publish a book? I have half a mind to say that publishing a book will be easier than writing a book, but as I am beginning to look into the information about getting a literary agent, an editor or even some type of help, I’m beginning to …
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A new writer can cross some dangerous territory- when they first begin to do something new, such as write a new blog, or work with a more veteran writer, the challenge is not to become obsessed with writing.  You want to avoid the massive learning curve, so you write and read and do what you …
Writer’s block isn’t something I am used to.  I have to sit down and look at my book (which is simply a lot of long hand notes) and wonder what I can do to get from these scribblings, which are based on interviews with men from the Northern part of Transylvania, to something that at …
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