A workaholic, an insatiable learner, and serial volunteer. That’s what I do when I’m not writing. I volunteer in activities that contribute to the growth and personal development of individuals. My passion is connected to my vision to see a world where individuals can become successful, however they define it. So I invest the time to speak with individuals and groups throughout the local, national, and international community. Totally satisfying!
In search of being refreshed, I recharge through family play and engaging in the world of film. I hunger for movies. Drama, sci-fi, action, comedy, love…, it doesn’t matter, it all works! It reboots my mind. And when it’s done, I’m able to return to my past-time, to write.
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Every Secret of a Writer’s soul; every experience of his life; every quality of his mind, is written large in his works. ~Virginia Woolf
Here are 7 books that will help to strengthen your writing craft:
Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
Working People Talk About What They do All Day by Studs Terkel
How Fiction Works by James Wood
The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross
Kill All Your Darlings by Luc Sante
On Writing by Stephen King
Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield
Write. Read. Sleep. Wake. Write. Read. Sleep. Wake. The desires of a writer.
Just Write. Write about something old, something new. Twist it. Turn it. Then spool it into something you.
Good Writing is Rewriting ~Truman Capote
Laughter, tears, joys, exhilaration. These are some of the emotions felt as we write. But it’s in re-writing that we find the good.
Keep writing! ✍️
“If the book is true, it will find an audience that is meant to read it.”
Getting started, getting done, the book failing. Those were some of the comments to the question asked in a forum:
What is your one Biggest Fear when it comes to writing?
Here I share
Flaunted excerpts of the many who chimed in:
Blindness, Alzheimer’s, other
The fear of getting done and the book failing
Fear of being criticized rather than being critiqued
Getting half way through a second draft and realizing the story won’t work
That I spend painful hours at the computer and produce garbage
Fear that my historical search won’t be accurate
Letting people read what I write
No one reading it. No one liking it
Finding a new idea
That they’ll just sit there forever never selling more than a few hundred copies and my life will be wasted with nothing to show for it
That I’m putting in a lot of work in with not a lot of return
Lost in back-story
That I am not any good
As a writer, do you share any of these fears? Any missing? Do share! We’d love to hear!
I want to write away. Basically get away somewhere by the beach or surrounded by nature, water flowing, birds singing, peace, quiet and natural stones. Without a
Cur, I’d just write and write.
Slow pace. No rush. Quiet clear thoughts. Write away to help others. Oh for the time to write…
To read or not to read?
Barnes & Noble asked Readers to share a book that stayed with them long after they had read it. Many instantly chimed in with
Elaborate responses. Here I share excerpts:
Harry Potter series
The Book Thief
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Fault in Our Stars
Looking For Alaska
The Giving Tree
The Great Gatsby
Cather in the Rye
She’s Come Undone
Hunger Games series
When Breath Becomes Air
The Secret Garden
Tuesday’s With Morrie
Pride and Prejudice
Who Moved My Cheese
The Great Gatsby
Eleanor and Park
All The Light We Cannot See
There you have it! Did any resonate with you? Don’t throw a
Tantrum, Do Share!
Raindrops and Reading at any age.
Prolific bliss to Partake on a weekend getaway.