Tag : Writing for a Living

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How much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a wood chuck could wood? We’ve all heard that these sorts of lines can help your writing.  I’ve heard that coming up with these sorts of one liners and writing them down can help me remember things better than I did before.  I’ve also heard this only …
Writing a blog Writing a blog is hard work, and it is not something that you can do in five minutes. That is, unless you have spent a few days of writing a blog post on a word processor before you publish a blog post.  It is part of writing, and if you plan to …
writing don delillo
Some people have a place in the park, others simply have a a desk by a window, still others have a laptop and will go anywhere to write.  Others, have a set place, and a time where they go and write and they know this habit will help them with their writing dreams.  Many have …
When it seems you are stuck, there is something that can help you out- a writing prompt.  These can be as simple as “write about a tree” to as complex as sitting down near a bus stop and write everything you see and observe there.  Sometimes, you can almost see that there is an idea …
take a moment and type One of the many things I have learned about blogging in the past few months is that it is not as easy as some might like to say it is.  I always wanted to see myself as a writer.  I’m not one of these people who can look back and …
I can’t quite make up my mind if I should kill off characters or let them be for a while. It sounds rather bloodthirsty, but in a way it’s also a bit of growth, changing my mind if you will. It becomes harder when the character grows on you, or you had major plans for …
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 …
It is not easy to write a book, it’s your legacy to your readers, however small they may number. In fact, it can be one of the hardest things to do in the life of a writer, planning not only what is written in the book, but how it looks to your potential reader.  It’s …
When you are writing your first book it seems the book itself is done in a few days. It’s not, there is so much more to do than simply stuff words to a page.  After all the research that goes on in the background it seems the writer has it made.  After all, it’s all …
pen and paper
The wonderful wizard of Oz has nothing on me. I have so many things to do: start this blog, write a book, balance home and other commitments. They all are fun in their own way.  The problem is I often wish someone would come and transport me somewhere else and the wonderful land of Oz …
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