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#IWSG – So you want to be a writer…. (pt 4)


Well, it’s that time again: I said I’d participate in the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog posting (first Wednesday of every month), so here I am. Post #4. Sadly, I haven’t really got anything to say. Or much to say. (For me, same thing.) Which is weird, as I am a writer, and have always considered myself to be one, ever since I was a wee lass and could hold some sort of instrument of torture. Erm, writing. In fact, because I considered myself to be a writer, I had a difficult time considering myself to be an artist and to do my painting, drawing, etc. Anywho, last time I told you I was going to participate in National Novel Writing Month (or #NaNoWriMo, but … Continue reading

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#IWSG – So you want to be a writer…. (pt 3) –
with Bonus Thoughts on #NaNoWriMo


In my last post for the #IWSG, I told you that there are only two things you really need to do to be a writer: first, you read, and second, you write. I also told you I was going to go more into how it’s not quite that easy, and so I shall. I was looking through some old, old papers, and came across a list I’d written down while attending a writers’ conference a million years ago. (Or 20. More like 20.) I vaguely remember the person speaking (male), and the room (smallish? Maybe 25 (?) of us), and I definitely know it was long before email and e-books and self-publishing were viable alternatives to agents and publishers and all that. If you wanted to … Continue reading

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So you want to be a writer…. (pt 2)


I’ve been thinking about my next (this) post for the The Insecure Writers Support Group (#IWSG) series, like, a LOT. And I’ve basically decided that being a writer comes down to two very simple things. First, you have to do this: And then, you have to do this: That’s it. Read, to learn the craft, then write, to hone YOUR craft and figure out your unique voice. Yeah, it’s that simple. (And next month I’ll tell you why it’s not really that simple at all.) dSavannah bonus: I’ve signed up for #NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. This is my first time signing up for it. I think I must be cray-cray to even consider it, when I think about my health problems, my doctors’ visits, … Continue reading

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