Saturday, February 17, 2018

25 Mistakes that Peg You as an Amateur Writer

This is a great video and I'll definitely be posting more of them. I've read a few beginning writings and have seen most of these mistakes. This is wise advice. If you are working through a manuscript then I highly suggest taking a moment and checking to see if you have any of these common mistakes.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

J.K. Rowling's Top 10 Rules For Success (@jk_rowling)

Not a bad video, but I love her humility and passion. It's like she is still pinching herself. The Harry Potter series seemed to be so emotional for Ms. Rowling. So much happened while she wonder when she ended the series she had to put it down. If you haven't read it, then please do! Yes, it's a children's book, but it is so amazing. Just a solid piece of good writing.

Stephen King's Top 10 Rules For Success (@StephenKing)

This video has a lot of good information in it, but the best part is the end when Mr. King is talking about Carrie. LOL!! Yes...I seriously L O Led!!! What was the most important point that you think was made?

Friday, February 9, 2018

New Project

I'm working on a new project that hopefully will be ready and up this weekend. Don't get your hopes up though! I am a huge procrastinator and get side-tracked easily, but it's supposed to rain all weekend and if that does happen, then hopefully I can confine myself to the kitchen table and work. I'll fill ya in when everything is ready! 😄

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

My Writing Organization Strategies

"I've been writing all of my life, but just recently I developed a great technique to organize my writing to make it a little easier. I'm a total scatter brain and if I take just a little time to organize my thoughts then it's ten times easier for me to write. I hope this helps others too!"- From my Writers' Cafe account

I belong to an online forum, Writers' Cafe. It's a great forum, but I've just recently found out that it is no longer online...or at least I don't think so. I can't access the page anymore. It was a really good forum and one of the features that it had was the ability to put together little classes. Now, I am SO far from a professional, but I have a lot of ideas that seem pretty good that I like to share. Maybe one day I'll take my own advice! LOL So I was posting classes on Writers' Cafe, but the ability to post was lost a long time ago and now, as I've said, the site is down. I decided that it would be a good idea to bring these classes here and finish them. 

The series is called My Writing Organization Strategies. The nice thing about writing and books is that there is really no right way of doing things and competition is minimal unless you create it. When you are writing, it is about what is comfortable for you and finding the best method to organize your mind and notes. There really isn't a "right" way to write. Everyone's method and style is different and it's fun to look at how others gather themselves and borrow a bit from everyone to create your very own unique style. Books are the same way. There are so many that come out every day and it all depends on your interests and what finds it's way to you. What one person loves another can despise. Now with online publishing and ebooks, virtually anyone can be an author which is exciting!! So get out there and start writing...but first, get organized. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!! Here's looking at a new year full of writing!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!! Be careful if you're traveling today and if you're not, then keep warm and enjoy time spent with family and friends.