Sunday 27th December 1801 A fine soft beautiful, mild day with gleams of sunshine. I lay in bed till 12 o clock, Mr Clarkson’s man came, we wrote to him…Dorothy Wordsworth The Grasmere Journals I’ve kept a journal for more than 20 years. Some entries read like Wordsworth’s, simple observations of the weather, the garden and… Continue reading A fine soft beautiful day
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time unlike, say, brain surgery.”— Robert Cormier (1925-2000) It’s been two years since I blogged regularly…I started ten years ago to build a daily writing practice and it worked. Writing here on the Internet to no one or maybe… Continue reading Writing…you don’t have to get it right the first time
“We become what we repeatedly do.” ― Sean Covey On Google, there are more than 64 million links on “the habit of writing.” Here’s just one. 10 Steps to Create the Habit of Writing. In procrastinating my writing, I’ve probably read several hundred. Jeff Goins made it even simpler when he wrote, “pick a space, set a… Continue reading The Writing Habit
Every man should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle, if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but, on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take interest… Continue reading Already planning for 2016?
*A guest post by Anne Martin Alpha Omega Publications LAN 1008 The Short Story The toughest form of creative writing is writing a short story. You need to tell a tale in a minimal manner without taking too long to get to the point. Writing a short story is akin to creating your own world.… Continue reading 6 Genre Categories for Short Stories
“It is only through your conscious mind that you can reach the subconscious. Your conscious mind is the porter at the door, the watchman at the gate. It is to the conscious mind that the subconscious looks for all its impressions.” Robert Collier (American motivational author, 1885-1950) If you read part 1, I am using… Continue reading Thoughts on the Subconscious-Part II
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road. Henry Ward Beecher I love to read funny books and blogs they can be serious too but with little elements of everyday humor they are more like life. Marion Keyes is one author who comes… Continue reading Writing Funny