This is a blog where I will share news for upcoming books and stories. As well tidbits that I have learned from various places. I will also share where you can find two longer stories that I am working on.
I will also post short stories from prompts that I have found. The links of all sites will be referenced, so you can enjoy learning new things as well.
red chair which sat in the corner was the only thing that remained when everything else
changed, as I looked closer at the chair I noticed it wasn’t just a red
chair. The chair was the very same one that was in my grandma’s home. I know
the chair was the same because I secretly carved my name in the wood on the
back leg. I don’t know why I carved my name it was just a kid thing back then.
I because when I became an adult I might come across it and remember doing it as a child. I was now
standing face to face with a part of my history and a decision to make. At what
cost do I bring a part of my past home? At what cost do I bring the past into
the present and possibly open wounds better left closed?
longer I stood there the more the memories of my childhood came back to me, as
a smile formed on my lips. The many wonderful stories my grandmother told me as
I sat on her lap, than at her feet when I grew older. How could I not continue
that tradition with the children who crossed my path? My own or those I cared
for over the years. I took a deep breath, looked at the men who stood next to
me and led the charge to retrieve what was mine many years ago.
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Well in this case write like no one can see you or what you write. That is what free
writing should be. However there are times when that isn’t easily done. At
least for me it isn’t. That’s because I tend to get stuck even free writing because
I don’t know what to say, even if I’m the only one reading it. That’s because
my critic is reading over my shoulder and nit picking about everything I am
writing, even if it’s just thoughts of a first draft.
I am a charter member of those who believe if you are going
to busy your self writing something, then it must be brilliant the first time
or it’s a waste of time.Well part of me
think that anyway- the other part just says get it out and see what it looks
like first, then worry about what you can do with it.
So yesterday in my email I found this link see below
I won’t go into the article, I hope you will go and read it
(and subscribe to get more great advice) but after I read it, it touched the
child side of me, the side that says just write because you enjoy writing.
I have to stop worrying about what my first draft looks like
and just write. Nanowrimo is a perfect place for that. It’s a 50,000 word
challenge that millions embark on every November. After reading the blog entry about
finding my voice I looked again at the Nano site.They are saying the same thing in different
ways. To be who you really are and get the story out that you have inside you,
don’t worry what Joe shmo is going to think because it just might be that that
person who is also secretly worried about getting that first draft right.
So my advice write (and dance) like no one is watching because
in doing that you will find your voice who quite possibly was just waiting to
go on and shine, missteps or misspellings and all. Remember just as dancers
need to learn the steps and practice before the big number, you as a writer
need the same practice, and that comes from your first draft and rewrites.
So enjoy the journey as you discover who you are after all
there’s only one you.Let your voice be
For those interested here is the nano site its never to late
to start on your great adventure.