I didn’t write a blog post this month because I got the awesome opportunity to be interviewed by fellow writer, Ari Meghlen!
Check it out here!
Make sure to check out her other excellent posts from her blog, The Eternal Scribbler, about all things writing ane more!
Thanks again, Ari! 🙂
When I first started writing my manuscript I refused to let anyone read it. My ultimate fear was: 1. My writing sucked and 2. No one took my idea of writing a book seriously and that would be obvious in their opinions. As I interacted with some fellow writers on social media, I met others who felt the same as I did and the idea came about to exchange chapters of our w.i.p. Surprisingly, the experience was not as daunting as I thought and we provided each other with excellent feedback.
The idea of letting someone read your incomplete writing piece is uncomfortable but you can honestly gain a great deal of knowledge and experience by letting others read what you are writing before you even begin to edit. Letting a stranger read what ever your writing is even better because you don’t have to worry about them sparing your feelings as they will most likely give you the cold, hard truth of what they think.
Here are three reasons why you should exchange your work in progress with other writers you don’t know:
Since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow you might think it’s more appropriate to write about my adoration for my boyfriend or how much I cherish my family but I let them know this practically every day and I don’t need one day out of the year to let them know this. I thought it would be more fun to write why I think you should show your writing some love.
Here are five reasons to love writing:
Last Saturday, I was finally able to read through my entire manuscript. From what I’ve read on other blogs about the editing process, you should read through your manuscript to see if there are any inconsistencies and if the story flows well but don’t specifically edit anything (easier said than done). Continue reading
I really wasn’t on planning to do another post until after the holidays but I’d thought I’d write one more before the year is out.
Writing New Year’s Resolutions hasn’t come across my mind since I was in high school. I almost never fall through with any of them but this year I have a few goals that I hope to actually accomplish in 2016.
(This is usually how my list looks like…)
With Christmas in less than three days away, most will be hustling and bustling to get those last minute gifts and preparing a delicious hearty dinner for friends and family. Schools and offices will be closed and just about everyone will be lounging at home watching classic Holiday specials (unlike me who will probably be chilling at the beach in the sunshine state…). The big question is while on your holiday break will you be writing? Continue reading
One of the things that I contemplate on daily is whether I should write every day, even when I don’t feel like it (and there are plenty of days when I just don’t feel like it). Whenever I read articles or blog posts regarding the subject, they would all say the same thing: “You should be writing EVERY DAY.” I somewhat agree up to a point. I believe it depends on the writer and their situation. I found an interesting article by author and Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, Cal Newport who says that writing every day is actually “bad advice.” Continue reading