Tag : Writing is Important

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I think at this point I want to make a bit of a definition, between a writer, and a writer.  I write a lot about writing and publishing but there is something very different about someone who writes and someone who publishes.  Now, it doesn’t mean anyone can’t be published it simply means that there …
Writing is frustrating some days, but the key to a happy writer is this: have fun when writing. No really, sometimes that is all that is needed.  Forget about editing (for a moment) and have really fun.  It is neat to be able to simply list a number of things that a writer can enjoy …
I think most people can list ten things that they need to write:  A computer, some time, a pen and paper, an idea book, a writing course, an editor, a new writing idea, a dictionary and thesaurus, a publicist, a new book on writing better. In fact, I think that this list could really go …
Writing isn’t about always making money.  Writing isn’t about making that next big seller.  It isn’t always about publishing 10 books in three years or finding the next big thing. Yes, it can be all of these, and it can be challenging, you can write a lot and never make a dime, or you can …
I asked this once of myself but I will throw this out to others: would you take a writing course either online or offline? I wonder sometimes if it will improve my writing, or if it will make me not want to write anymore.  I’ve taken many writing courses, and some simply will not well …
We write.  Then we write some more.  After a while it seems that all we do is write.  In fact most writers really do not talk about publishing.  Even less of these talk about marketing. I think where we do ourselves a disservice is lack of marketing our books.  We tend to think of the …
Have you ever had one of those days?  You have misquoted lines, or facts… and you are exhausted with all the “parts” as a writer you will need to play.  This is one of those days when you don’t want to write. Be honest with yourself.  All writers have these days. Be even more honest …
I think every writer feels the joy of writing in their blood. I think that is why we collect quotes, to drive us on. If they can write and be famous, so can we. We are partly, as William H. Gass has said- Alchemists, and our experiences change and improve us.  Words can move us …
I think we all love to read other bloggers’ writing.  It is something that can pick us up from a bit of writer’s block, and it can be a good way to gather information for our own writing.  It is also a way to improve the writing we have on our own blogs. We write …
How can someone say that they love what they do when they sound so angry about it? In fact, I was able to talk to a few writing friends over the past few days, and one of them made the comment, “I love what I do… but it’s sooo frustrating?” The problem is they are …
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