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pick-me-ups for writers

dduane:

oddhour:

for the self-conscious beginner: No one makes great things
until the world intimately knows their mediocrity. Don’t think of
your writing as terrible; think of it as preparing to
contribute something great.

for the self-conscious late bloomer: Look at old writing as how far
you’ve come. You can’t get to where you are today without covering all
that past ground. For that, be proud.

for the perfectionist: Think about how much you complain about things you love—the mistakes and retcons in all your favorite series—and how you still love them anyway. Give yourself that same space.

for the realist: There will be people who hate your story even if
it’s considered a classic. But there will be people who love your
story, even if it strange and unpopular.

for the fanfic writer: Your work is not lesser for not following canon. When you write, you’ve created a new work on its own. It can
be, but does not have to be, limited by the source material. Canon is not the
end-all, be-all. 

for the writer’s blocked: It doesn’t need to be perfect. Sometimes you have to move on and commit a few writing sins if it means you can create better things out of it.

for the lost: You started writing for a reason; remember that
reason. It’s ok to move on. You are more than your writing. It will be here if you want to come back.

For the jobbing writer who thinks they’ve lost their way: Don’t be afraid. Sometimes the Way moves around. Just keep doing the work that presents itself and the Way will find you. 

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If you want to write – Summer Pierre

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Before June comes to an end.

I’m cutting it a bit close this month but I’ve managed to get the blog post in before the end of the month. The first piece of news is that I have finished my latest module. I passed the four … Continue reading

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Marching Onwards

Greetings once again. This entry is somewhat later than I had hoped but we shall attempt to soldier on regardless. The last month has been spent doing a lot of reading about writing, with particular emphasis on writing a novel. … Continue reading

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The February update

The blog is still going, although it’s not a frequent as I’d like. But I’ll use the “quality over quantity” excuse for now. The year has started well regarding my goals for trying to achieve tasks that will help me … Continue reading

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And so 2013 has begun.

The first month of a new year has just passed the halfway point and I’ve managed to start as I mean to go on. I’m getting plenty of reading done. It’s a mix of fiction and books providing tips/pointers about … Continue reading

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As November draws to a close.

The blog hasn’t been getting as much love as it deserves but it couldn’t be helped as I’m focusing all my free writing time on NaNoWriMo. The month has gone better than expected but it could have been better also. … Continue reading

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Counting down to November.

The prospect of doing NaNoWriMo has me is a quite optimistic mood since my last blog. I had at the time of the last blog two possible ideas for potential novels to do for NaNoWriMo. Then out of the back … Continue reading

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This could all go horribly wrong.

I’ve been convinced to try something that I’ve not done before. I’m going to be taking part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It’s an event that takes place every November. The idea is to write a 50,000 word novel … Continue reading

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Get some perspective

The latest update on my exploration with writing is the subject of perspective, paricularly with regards to the lead character(s) in a story. Who’s telling the story? If it’s first person, the reader will only know what is shared with … Continue reading

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