Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other people. Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted.
I choose to write because it’s perfect for me.
It’s an escape, a place I can go to hide.
It’s a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else.
It’s a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own.
It’s a book, when I need to be somewhere else.
It’s control, when I feel so out of control.
It’s healing, when everything seems pretty messed up.
And it’s fun, when life is just flat-out boring.
“I’ll see you tomorrow, Harvey,” she said to me.
She never did.
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How to get going
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Finishing a story is hard work – at least, of course, if you’re writing a good one! Writing requires commitment, skill, talent, attention to detail, imagination and passion. But writing is equally a rewarding experience. When I finished my first novel, just writing the words ‘the end’ was such a satisfying experience. I knew then that I could do it, that I can keep writing, keep getting better and perhaps one day, even become published and give a reader an experience that really rocks them (in a good way, of course!)
I am a firm believer that writing is an art. Writing is also a very vague term as it is such a broad hobby. Do you write non-fiction, flash fiction, short stories, novellas, novels, epics or poetry? Do you read fantasy sagas, self-help articles or abstract anthologies? We all have our comfort zones, but experimentation is key for a writer. Why? Because by dabbing into another genre, you will acquire so many new skills that even if you do not like the genre itself, you will come back a much more experienced writer.
I’ll begin by saying, as I did in my comment at David’s blog, that this was a shocker! Having tried and failed at blogging many a time, I must say that, without being too cheesy, that hard work pays off. Being committed to this blog for only a few weeks now, David McGowan has very kindly nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award.
Check out his blog to delve yourself into a world of great writing posts, not without a touch of humour and a load of assistance for any writer out there: http://davidmcgowanauthor.com/