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I’ve Been A Terrible Blogger

I’ve been a terrible blogger recently. I know, and I’m sorry to anyone who might read this. I’ve just been quite busy working on other things and being sick. That is all fine and well but I really would like to get back to blogging.  I know I have at least a view regular readers even if they are just friends and family. So I wanted to start writing more/again, and I think working on the blog will sure help me.

I also failed a bit when it came to that 30 day blog challenge. So I’m now going to work my butt off and get those last ones finished so I can start posting up other things. Perhaps more fiction, or even more writer tips and things I’ve learned along the way (It’s a pretty short way).

Here’s to starting October out as a better writer, and a better blogger!

 

Thanks for listening. Look for more posts soon!

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Things I Know About Writing

I have been writing for most of my life. Which is a relatively short time considering that some authors don’t publish their first novel until they are 80. Now I don’t know everything about the craft, but there are a few things I know. Or rather I think I know. Or at least might help out and give you a bit of knowledge on the subject. These are by no means a way to live your writing life. But just tidbits here and there that I’ve picked up along the way.

This will be broken up into multiple posts too for shorter readings. As I think up more I will add more posts. There will also be specific posts on some of these subjects in the future. I don’t really have any authority on these subjects or reason to think I know what I’m talking about, but I like to think I do and share what I know.

Write A Lot and Often

If you wish to be a writer, write.

–Epictetus

This is probably the most important one to do and to know out of all of these. Write, just write. Anywhere, everywhere. Anything, everything. Play with setting, genre, characters. This is especially important, I believe, when you’re just starting out. This gives you a chance to grow, practice, and hone your skills, all while finding out where you best fit in this crazy writing world of ours

Write a journal or a short story. Just write something. It doesn’t matter if you write on a bar napkin every night about the regulars. That’s character development, and it’s also writing.
If you can, write every day. If not, set times aside for yourself to just sit down and write. No interruptions or distractions. Just you and the words.

Most important, like I said, especially if you’re just starting, is to write as much as you can about anything. You can stick to one story, or play with a few ideas. The point is you’re getting words down and practicing. Continue reading

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30 Day Challenges

ImageThis here is a 30 Day Blog Challenge I found on “Reflections on Life Thus Far” here on WordPress. I liked the questions (or prompts) quite a lot I decided to try it out. Plus this will help me with writing here everyday, other than my “A Writer’s Day” Posts.

So I’m thinking about doing this one, using the prompts for both fiction and non-fiction posts and stories. I will try my best to keep up with it and actually do it each day, every day for the month of September. Since it already started though, I’ll have to do two tonight. Woo!

I also found another 30 Day Challenge. But this one is strictly for creative writing prompts. So I believe I’ll try and do both. If I can’t keep up with both for the whole month, I’ll just stick to the Blog Challenge, and maybe save the creative writing one for October.

I’ll be posting these here everyday, and might even follow them up at the end with a Prompt of my own for anyone to try. Continue reading

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