Quit Writing : 10 Truths You Need to Know About Being An Artist Poet or Writer

The world should have informed you about the rules and realities about writing today, but they never did so listen very carefully.

Answer me this question, did mankind plagiarize the word of God when writing down the Torah, or did God give the Jewish scholars exclusive copyrights to publish his material to be mass marketed and bastardized with each successive language translation down the line? This being the case why is God not listed anywhere as a writer, contributor or even the one who dictated the original text for the rest of mankind to publish at will?

God is not even listed on the inside cover page of the Torah. They could have just as easily given God credit for the most widely published book in human history, something like the Holy Bible written and translated by God and Harlequin Books. Twenty-third American Edition, being sold for the first time in paperback. Maybe even have someone autograph or stamp them with the God seal of approval for children by the Newberry company, or maybe even the Gideon's.

Yes, my rant is a little silly, but so is being as full of themselves as some writers get once they discover they might have some little bit of talent. This is why I decided to write down these 10 truths about being an artist, poet, or writer of any kind or level of ability. So listen up, I have been a writer for over 35 years of my life. In this area, I do know what I am talking about. For some of you, that means humor me until I recognize your incredibly unique and awe inspiring talent. Until then, let us talk about the realities that make many people want to quit writing.

Quit Writing

Nothing is original. Get over yourself and start really writing.

Most artists start off on the wrong foot, particularly writers. If you really know anything about literature, poetry or the written languages we use, then you have to admit that everything truly original has been done long ago. The goal of great writing is to expand upon the human experience from a personal or universal point of view. Imitation is how amateur writers get ideas to write about. Writers are artists. All artists steal and are most of them are proud of it, because art is not really art unless it threatens your very existence. Originality is the voice you use, not the words that you write, and to show you I mean what I am saying listen to this. Please feel free to steal or cop anything that I ever write, it does not make a difference in the grand scheme. The only pitfall to watch out is not to become an imitator of imitators, as my fiend Joe once said. If you read books to find out where more books are, so you can just read more books, then you are not really a collector or learning anything. Writers that do borrow or steal from others, they should realize that their source material maybe stolen and if so, second hand plagiarism is just bad form. Stealing ideas is not necessarily a sin in this writer's humble opinion and yes that a subject that many might disagree with me on, but that debate is not made for the scope of this article to cover.

Talent is a vampire. Foolish mortals use art to feed on power.

If you think you have talent then use it, practice at it and be aware that others want to be around talent. Talented people often waste a lot of time on the people talent attracts. Try to avoid people who are your friend because you are talented. There is little value to be gained by being seen as talented by others, except getting laid and maybe being given free party favors. Instead of being the object of awe by virtue of your natural talents, try encouraging others to be something better than you are capable of. The only difference between a vampire and a poet is that vampires have the decency of telling you they drink blood to sustain their immortality. Poets and writers are capable of much more horrific deeds just to be told that their books of psycho babble are meaningful. Lust for fame is the goal of the talentless hack, the muses abandon the artist that believes what people say about them too greedily.

Write every single day. What else do you have to do anyway?

Don't wait until you have an idea to write. You should write something everyday and yes, even when you don't have anything to say. Writing takes discipline , it is like a muscle that needs to be exercised to stay in peak form. Your mind needs to practice writing daily to stay fresh, but also to get rid of the obtuse crap that you think is good writing. Trust me, all those journals you keep like sacred codex in your private hidden places at home is mostly junk. Read it sometime, I do this regularly and I am sad to say I do it too. Not that writers do not occasionly write something brilliant, but usually the great works come out of revision and editing of originality gone horribly wrong. Try writing content for ads daily for a while, when you can write something creative about a fork, spoon or dog food every single day for a living, then you will understand that most writing is purely content to make ourselves content.

Reading is fundamental. Great writers love reading other writers.

Use your brain daily is the best advice my step father ever told me as a teenager. If you are trying to write about a subject, then you should also be reading and researching that subject. Reading other writers regularly is the yin to the yang of writing daily. Reading expands your vocabulary, raises your conceptual ability to think, lets you examine how people use grammar, and also makes you realize how much work real writers go through. The worst published author has gone through hell to be published, so never be critical of other writers that have become successful. Instead ask yourself why they have succeeded, reading their book will probably provide the answer. During those hours when you get a case of writers block, always have a new or current book to read nearby. Read for a few minutes and see if it does not clear your head, plus literacy is one of the benefits of being literate.

Always have side projects. There is a lot of down time as an artist.

Side projects are good to have, especially when you are writing daily. They can be anything, but they should be creative in a way that differs from writing. They should also relax you and relieve stress if possible. It could be anything from yoga to dog walking, but I recommend activities that involve other human beings. Interaction with the real world is the surest way to expel the problems associated with mental fatigue that plague the creatively challenged. Remember that being an artist should not be the only thing that defines your life. Nobody is born to be a tortured artist, but many people believe this. Hobbies are as important for the creative minded as any other type of personality. Mine tend to be a little embarrassing, so I will share them with those of you who are shy about this subject. I like to shop, people watch, dance to loud eighties music, go out to a karaoke bar, watch court TV shows, lay around eating ice cream, and if I have a willing girlfriend, have lots of sex. Having side projects is something extremely important for writers to make time for, ask your friends they will agree with me.

Let people read your work. What is worst thing that could happen?

It is good to get reactions and opinions from people during the writing process, even if you do not agree with your point of view or like your writing at all. Getting outside thoughts from a reader can often let you see things that normally you would not have given consideration. Sometimes these things are very helpful and can spur your mind to greater expansion as a writer. Another good thing about getting honest criticism is that you experience what it is like to not be like. Fear of rejection can disable or even cause a writer to quit their craft altogether. The worst thing for an artist is to go for years with nothing but their friends to judge their talent by. The best thing in the world is going up in front of a crowd and bombing, I mean absolutely sucking dead air with every word you have written to recite. Because once you have experienced it, you no longer have to fear being rejected and when things go well it is all the more enjoyable. Trust me when I say that I have failed enough in public to know what I am talking about.

Would you read your story or poem, if you had not written it?

Yeah right, most of us are willing to subject an audience to our writing and preface it with an explanation of what we were trying to achieve when we wrote it. Well take yourself out of the equation, reading your own writing without finding any flaw in it is a very bad sign. It is a sign that you have no idea what people would want to read and writers are retarded if they only write based on their personal tastes. Take time in the writing process to read what you have written. Ask yourself if you would actually enjoy reading your work and if not, why? Sometimes we are so busy writing that we forget to reread what we create, try not to do this. It is not a bad thing to be able to see your own writing with the same critical eye that you do anything, like TV news or People magazine. I am sure most writers have sat and critiqued how bad something on television was written. How easy it is to do this to someone so far removed from ourselves. Poets especially should take note of what I am saying, you are the worst at this I guarantee it.

Being boring is a good thing. Creativity is the friend of alienation.

There is much to be said for having a simple lifestyle. People who have busy social lives are not usually as creative as the hermits of society. The creative process needs alone time and needs to be free from distractions. Writers need lots of time alone to write. Nothing will kill inspiration quicker than being popular and having a busy social calendar every weekend. Of course getting out and having fun should be part of a healthy lifestyle, but being an artist is either a priority or it is not. Good girlfriends and boyfriends love that you spend time down in the lab. Bad ones complain that all you ever do is spend all night downstairs scribbling in those stupid notebooks of yours. Good friends share your passion for writing and maybe even want to go do things that involve that interest. Bad friends want you to stop playing with yourself and those gay little poems you write all the time, so you can designate and drive them to pick up some hookers. Party at home if you must, Hemingway, Wilde, Blake, Byron and Burroughs all drank, did drugs and paid for sex, but stayed at home so they could facilitate doing it while writing their asses off. Also they got arrested less often that way.

Less is always more in great writing. Editing is an art form itself.

Creative minds often have to accept that editing is necessary. What a writer chooses to leave out of a story is what really makes a difference between a great novel or a mindless masterpiece. Tolstoy is historically infamous for some of the longest novels in literature, but rarely is he praised for his ability to reach the average reader. Granted his works are treasured and studied by the best writers for their complex formula of grammatical mastery, but it is not really necessary to say anything in a thousand pages. War and Peace is greater in the epic method it uses to deliver its message, but today the same tragedy could be expressed without making the reader spend equal time in isolation as Tolstoy did to write his masterworks. Also there are writers that use brief but potent writing equally well, such as Steinbeck, Poe, Twain and Lovecraft to name a few. Even William Shakespeare knew that a catchy song was equally, if not more memorable to the clever mind and could still convey any powerful social message to the audience. Less words have more impact, but well edited writing is made more powerful and shows decisive choice as a seasoned writer.

Writers need to eat. Being a starving artist results from stupidity.

When you are offered actual money for your work, remember that you need to pay your bills and there is nothing ethical about being a bum. Many artists treat their work like a child they have raised, but what is the point of creativity if nobody ever sees your work. Selling out is a good thing, making a living as an artist is an even greater thing. Remember that there are thousands of artists who have yet to make any money writing, thousand more will only make a few dollars in their whole lives, and the rest are likely to die without a penny to their names. The few who reach the level of fame or fortune to earn a real living writing are not complaining about it. The real sign of success is having the right to say your talent is worth something, so be proud of anything your creativity allows you to earn money by doing. Michael Angelo painted signs and houses when he was not working for the Roman Catholic Church doing his greatest known works. Jimmy Page worked as a studio musician for over a decade before ever forming Led Zeppelin. Even modern artists like Jay-Z are equally happy to be rapping or using their talents to marketing their clothing lines, no artist with any common sense is above making money using their natural gifts and being successful at it. There is time to be critical about artistic ethics after there is food on the table, but starving for your art is generally a sign of ignorance or being talentless, as my Canadian writer friend Kimberly has told me many times.

This Hub is Dedicated To My Mother Who Has No Time to Read My Writing

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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

great hub Blake!! Really useful. You should write in a rule about being lazy and procrastinating gets you no where. thats my biggest problem, that and I am afraid I wont succeed, but I like most things I write and I have read in front of an audience and I know others like what I write. I also dont get much time alone to just write for hours. I work all day and when I get home I just want to relax,and weekends I sleep in and get to actually do stuff with people, so that story I've been working on isn't getting worked on lol..I know, excuses, excuses, right.


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thank you both for the kind words. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

OKAY Dude, pull up a chair, cause this write [even though no talent] is probably one of the top5 useful, smart, helpful, correct, approaches things we certainly don't want to hear, and I repeat smart. So much so if I may I would like to respond on how you have directly made me think of my own writing habits and how just different I may be in many areas but will take any advice on the matter but no doubt especially from you.

Light a smoke, take headset off, put the animals in the spare room, breath and pray I make some earth shattering talented comment that blows your mind. However, your acceptance of my truth is all I have ever needed from the Blake cause you are all that.

Oh and one fact before I bedazzle you and scold you just the same you need some writing advice or revision at minimum as your mother does not have time to read not your writing, but all your writing because you are like in a mania 24/7 writing [which is cool btw just saying] She also is your greatest supporter, most detailed critic and adores you so remedy the dedication and the typewriter kinda spoon feeding the dedication I say. Use a pistol and cartridge with a shot at your computer - seems fitting yes? Animals she'd love too, OK getting off topic as we severe ADD retards do on all occasions

Hey know what this comment is going to be so annoyingly long I am splitting them up cause how embarrassing to loose it all and be ugly at the same time

Stand by and if anyone disrupts my sequence I'll take it to the forums in the nastiest ways I SWEAR!

part 1


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Part 2

With the sole objective to raising that corrupt author score 61 now yeh!

OK best start at beginning I reckon with a prelude of yuk seriousness for a second-Blake thank you for never judging me and teaching me more than you even realize

OK yuk enough.

You talk about writings that have no substance, proof, a small ok big following from GOD that was written by man for man. Maybe we could or I could stop getting so pissed off if I looked at the good book that energies are spent seeping through the devils lies as a persona like a second hub account and the Torah just ripped off the persona with really bad twists, other than that none of any writing from anything not meant to create interest is rubbish and so many I think 1500 religions worldwide do the same. Prey for example cannot be real but be as it may if she is copied I could care less but only because it is not content that people live and die by

Part 2


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

part 3

pee


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

I just love the get over yourself piece. I mean with billions of people and most write for some medium, including schools I would love to know the ratio from population even by region to original and unique content or conceptual development lets even F@CK originality. Truth be known, I always feel like I am going to get caught copying these factors when I don't even know it. Blake, I think one of your smartest points for sure.

part 4


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

hzzzzzzzzzz mortals get off on vampires, the seduction of the unknown, the caress of death, the climax of the kill. Dude this pissed me off now I'm all insecure cause my book is 1/4 way through, even called prey and I got a bloody tattoo to boot

This needs revision to the end to read except Kimberlyslyrics prey and that is mortals becoming immortal [in print?]

part 5 and pissed fyi


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Blake sweet pea there are many things we should do every single day and talents will improve

Seriously though Blake, I have never considered myself a writer.

I make no apologizes and feel no less than anyone else.

I consider myself a messenger of information or storytelling despite what mediums. But I have over time trained myself to write every day, mostly a few hours and get a rush of adrenaline when I can write longer, anything, cards, letters, poems, fiction, heartache but mostly truth.

It was my recently passed father in law just before he died that taught me writing would heal me. A few months later I was at associate content for a few years now hubs 29 months and have my book cards blah blah blah but I love it I want to word things so creatively it appeals to the masses with the understanding it never will

This is closest to my heart on how you have stressed it's importance cause if not, write fortune cookies, do 10 a day and take a snooze then watch TV but please don't bitch how hard you tried

My feeling anyway

Part 6 is the fix


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

part 7 a bit of heaven lucky 7 i get 20 min of ketchup on my hubs ha

don't even think im near done

cause blake ain't no fake

see i am a rhyming savant blows my own mind

brb


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

just a quick thought I think writing should also be about letters-if you want to add that I'm cool with that dude


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Okay everybody listen up. KG thinks that writing should also be about letters. And I am assuming she means letters of the A B C variety, not ones that you put in envelopes and lick stamps to mail them. Duely noted milady and the rest of you better listen up. Canadians make Killer Cereals. Who knows what else they are capable of. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

By the way, thank you KG for your sublime commentary that seems to have inadvertently turned into a thesis on how to take on every concept I presented in an alternative sense. I think you helped me cover everything I would never have thought of saying. Which is why you should always let others read and comment on your work. Bravo.

And cumming from an award winning Hubbie, the honor is all mine. I am humbled and spinning with happy giggles and insight. That is the good stuff.

Thank you. For writing, being a writer, and continuing to write what you think. IAOTIO and KOH. Blake4d


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Good advice even if you were a little critical of people like me who loves to write poetry and finds that rhyming is difficult....Cheers


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Blake heating up to finish but I'd rather be .......you know just kidding and yes I think our language should be of the ABC structure not the god damn texting one LMFA LOL ROLF ya know? Grandma is so lost and she now won't eat cereal WTF?


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

oh and thanks for the hubbie mention-I'm just so glad I got one cause sleeping alone was becoming, well, high maintenance plus grandma feels much better that I am not alone.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

oooooohhhhhooooo score 63 and lamer is out of control dude. Talking back, wearing makeup like a hooker and pole dances now

No one else can read these comments right?


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Always Exploring if you read my poetry, I am completely the worst example of anything that I am critical of, so please do not be offended. Instead I suggest you follow KG's lead and throw a box of cereal at me.

KG. Yes I think you know everyone can read everything. That is why we use letters. Geeez whiz. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

part 7

Reading is fundamental. What I would give to be educated. I have no shame as I was yanked unwillingly from school at 13 if that. But chose a career rather than further my education. Here's where I loose all my followers but tell you this point is so very critical as you say. Since the age of 13 I have never read a book, not one and I just turned 45. I have very little understanding of grammar, nil of vocabulary, sentence structure, history, english, geography etc.

OK long winded yes. Just shy of 2 years ago I met a dude here and we came from 2 totally different worlds but shared one critical point in common. The need and passion to move people in whatever way we were in the mood for. On skype He let me ask questions, taught me religions, sang, showed me lyrics, and had cool hair. But most of all a soul mate he let me become as I frustrated him and wouldn't let him finish his sentences ALL THE TIME but he intrigued me, challenged me so many things and man not hard on the eyes. There is still not a hub I do today that if I am not sure I reference [excluding comments] He is still my gem and changed the way my world opened up all by teaching me patiently reference. Hot avatar fyi


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

ah blake duh no only the author and I can read comments duh Is that an english word or british one? Duh I mean geez lamer


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Keep on snubbin god I love that


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

oh another quick thing, do moose travel south in the summer?


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

I am sorry but I have to flag you for referring to a lot of down time as a writer, except for me ok me lamer


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Keep on hunting if you have any talent


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

What the heck is Skype?


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Brilliant. What is the worst thing that can happen, well let's identify these fears and let them be processed for what they are just that-fears, but as normal as they are as I agree Blake as critical they are. But there undoubtably loop holes. If we are not writing we can't be read if not read we cannot be judged-there it is judged-I hate it as an overly sensitive creative artistic person who has put forth there very best and what is wrong? Well who the hell are you? Newsflash Blake so right, the reader, your customer, fan, the one looking for their own inspiration don't kid yourself.

But I really dislike this process here, all my comments are beautiful, mist a line long and this I am grateful for, the same commentators.

NO BODY IS BEING GENTLY AND POLITICALLY TRUTHFULLY ITS FLUFF WE WOULD CERTAINLY HELP PEOPLE MUCH MORE TO REALLY AS OTHER WRITERS SUGGEST EVEN< POINT OUT A TYPO

Blake sorry babe I am not even trying to rewrite this wicked hub but truthfully express this really is one of the top 5 and I am responding the only way I know how by relating and thank you for that


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dungeonraider 5 years ago from United States

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."

Anais Nin

I found this quote to aid me in saying that, although I haven't gotten rich (nor do I expect to) writing, I've become a better person because of it.

I go for a long walk each day to think about what to write. I observe what is happening around me and there are few days when the most mundane happening doesn't inspire me.

Though I haven't been able to crack 'being a writer who makes money doing it', I've used my writing to reach out to other people, to help others with writing of their own, and to slow myself down so that I actually look at what is passing by each day. I'm not disappointed.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

SKYPE is a thing you rig and hype in the sky

Stop showing your lack of Intelligence Blake Geez Keep on Humping!


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Hey do the raiders really play in dungeons? way kewl!


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Fine, I'll say it, I read no ones work but my own, so ya I guess

Punch Drunk

Hold on changing pipes huh?


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dungeonraider 5 years ago from United States

@kimberly: No, they play in Oakland-Alameda County Stadium (or whatever corporates have renamed it). I play in dungeons, not them.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

your awesome DOR thanks xo


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

I think it's rather generous to say the Raider's play, or do anything for that matter. If you want to talk dungeons, or better yet, caves....let's all grab torches and grope a bit...much like writing, or anything creative for that matter....


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

But watch that torch of yours Kimberly, I'm still; recovering from the last time you quickly turned to respond to a question...


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

For me as a pretend artist I need three things probably holding true for most of us, space, quiet, peace of mind. My schedule very much allows me to have 2 anyway. I sleep all day and work all nights most of the time writing or shooting film. I have a sacred space a capsule if you will that I cannot find the floor, love it but does tare tear tarr taer? at my mentally challenged piece of mind but I really believe these abnormalities are helping me to learn how to write

at least colour


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

gee bbnix are you publicly threatening me on a hub on how to become a better writer? Why?

Im outta here

Love you Blake

awesome hub and thanks for letting me be a part of it

Nope can't finish your sentence

KOH cause

IAOTIOB


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Are you guys talking about Tomb Raiders? Laura Croft owes me 4 bucks and my Muppet Show DVD. Then she can have her personal massager back. Pay it forward hubbers. KOH Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

blake what does whistle mean?


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Uh,...truth be known, Kimberly, you are the most incredible writer there is.....it's your attention I worry about........duck now?


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Whistle means blow with your lips and duck means look out for that bird!!!!

OMG its a Pelican!!!!

Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

poop droppings


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

what does frayed duct tape have a use for blake?


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Not only has everything worth writing about been written, all of it is fiction . . . however I know the truth . . . do you?


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Yes, everyone who claims to know the real truth is proven wrong. Because all truth is subjective. If there are any universal truths, they are only the ones we convince ourselves solve the dilemas we have with the world and our place in it.

And everything can be solved with duct tape.

Keep on Hubbing.

Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Is that true?


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

No actually, duct tape is useless for fishing.

Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

but good for hubbing?


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

70 ways to love your hubber woohoooooooo

I really need to stop obsessing on this hub or go for it and get nasty

will advise


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

It is okay KG. In fact it is part of a series, so you will probably be even more obsessed sooner than later. And I am trying to find the proper incantations and dark magick to bring Lamer to the hubs. But I am getting some static from my dog. I dont know what she did to him, but he has issues. I guess she was not a good Trainer.

KOH

Blake4d


dreamreachout 5 years ago

Blake, Firstly, its great to read your new hub!! Secondly, its wonderful that you dedicated this one to your Mom though she may not have the time to read your writings!! Thirdly, on the subject matter of the hub, I feel that the writer should keep on writing without keeping in mind so much of a formula!! Reading and intrepretating the subject as also understanding the finnesse of the writing is best left to the reader!! Followers will grow once you make writing a habit with some regularity!!

Finally, Kimberly is a pretty lady .. Lol!!

Cheers!!


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

That bites, but we know ahe's a ho, a cold hearted fake, seeing her just take, selfish and rude uptight and a prude, too much makeup and now she hurt a pup? Unacceptable I say, especially on a Thursday, I shall beat her knowing I can't hurt her, but just the same I will check if Lamer will get. LAPD is after her ass, ask me think she had gas, I reckon her pole is another item she stole, and what's with that hair, I couldn't dare. Blake for goodness sake, you must hub her ways or I have no choice to expose and spray. She is as I type rambling about sex and I can't take the rest. ugh ugh set her free let her die as she must be. Elementary she says I write that just ignited the start of a fight. She took my hubbie and sexed its dummy so war is on and lamer will be gone

hey how are you btw?


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

wwwwoooooooohhhhhhhoooooooooooo 71

just saying.......


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

dreamreachout

I know love you even more :)

I figure we turn this hub into a thread and make those scores the best yet on hubs

XO


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epigramman 5 years ago

....I don't really know where to start Sir Blake - but any hub that has you, Miss Kimberly and William Burroughs in it has to be posted to my Facebook page with a direct link back here - and though I have never been married and don't have any children I would forbid them in growing up and becoming a writer and ask them to pursue a career as an electrician or plumber instead - as for me, I am just like Popeye - "I am what I am" - why do I do what I do - it just seems like a natural reflex and it's a convenient way of getting my creative expressions out into the open - and Hubpages has allowed me (relative) creative and artistic freedom ...... and interaction/feedback is the fuel which drives any writer/artist I would imagine ....because it ain't art unless you have an audience of ....at least one.

Thank you for the provocative read and allowing me to think about the box (which sometimes I believe to be my narrow minded head - lol)

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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

I've found that Goose tape works best for me, but of course even that is subjective.


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manlypoetryman 5 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Great written words of writing wisdom!


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanks Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

are you 40?


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Blake you can ignore this but the information and thought provoking tips seem to dictate to me a much more important category like

Finding your writers voice instead of creative writing. Just seems to me it will do more people justice as it has the potential to. Just a thought. Don't hate me cause I am beautiful 'k?

Have a good one Blake


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makusr 5 years ago from India

blake4d,

Greetings from MAKUSR. Thanks for the information. It is quite useful.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


ThomasRydder 5 years ago

Hi Blake...superb article, witty, informative, and a must-read for the novice, and likely for the experienced who have lost their way, as well. Thank you!!


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Perhaps duck tape isn't good for bait but really helps if your pole is broken . . . ?!


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Careful Icarus...

Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

blade what would your 11th truth be?

oh com on.........


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

OKay since you asked mine would be;

If you really really want to be a writer, than call yourself a writer?

awaiting feedback


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

If I call myself a pencil does it make me full of lead?

You should read the other hub now.

KOH

Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

did your it.


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Huh????


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

it'll make sense or not on new hub-awesome

btw your on for the challenge


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

On a serious note, I've never been comfortable with channeling. I find it interesting that Jeoviah is actually another name for the wind, but plagiarism is constantly occurring no matter how good the intentions, after all the road to hell is paved with good intentions!


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Hey I am all in favor of plagiarism. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

True fore me too


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

blake um in your in the garbage, are you most inspired there or like the sticky surprise items ?


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

How about we all remind Kimberly that she is quite literally the greatest on any level, simply....HAS NOTHJING TO PROVE, because she is all that........

.....and......after having spent over 30 days with a mind numbingly painful illness that would have hospitalized ANYONE ELSE to calmly and simply enjoy what ever she wants to enjoy, be happy, but.....get rest........and freakin' recover!!!!!!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

She is definitely all that and without her here at the Hubs, it would be a big loss. She is a prolific writer and contributor. Multitasker, talented genius is what she is. Bravo, let's all applaud this wonderful lady.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

guys, 10 minutes ago I was feeling blue with nothing to do and OMG not just blushing now but doing the jig in te raw of course as it's way too funny at 45

Thank you for being the gentlemen and gems you have always been and especially today

stay cool and try the raw jig it's so fun

love you


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx HHS but you could have left out the spam add. But that is not for me to define. Thank you for your kind praises. Keep on Hubbing . Blake4d


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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

blake...

There are entirely too many truths contained within a single hub here. To show how impressed I am, I will steal from it copiously (in the form of repeated links from my other purloined ideas).

It is very nice to meet you and I am glad it was accomplished through such a worthwhile hub! Voting all the ups.

Thomas

PS...one shouldn't necessarily discount the value of getting laid or the occasional free 'party-favor"


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

I refuse to read this again i swear

KOh


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thomas I agree/

KG go to sleep.

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

ok good point

KOS


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Funny. I swear I have already read this hub.


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx everyone. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

Good advice, Blake. Writings are like unsold stocks and bonds...not much value until the sale is done. At the present, if the monetary value of what have written and posted was turned to gun powder, there wouldn't be enough to fire my 22. rifle. Such is the nature of this business but still those who love it will continue to do it for nothing. My dad talked of musicians in the same way...they'll do it for a million dollars or they'll do it for nothing...they'll just do it. Sharing my writing with others has been good therapy for me and has taught me that I, though the creator of it, am certainly not the best judge. Realizing that has given me more confidence and inspired me to continue the effort. You are so very correct when you say that there is nothing truly original...every thing has been thought of in some way before. All we can do as a writer is the same thing a painter does to a bowl of fruit...place our personal brush strokes upon the canvas. WB


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

I love your perspective WB. To everyone reading, this is a hubber who takes and gives some great words. I am really glad you had time to get to this one. I tried my best to be honest, but have some perspective. My personal bowl of fruit is always yours WB. LOL. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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goego 4 years ago from Loserland

duct tape is good for fishing... you can tape two beers together and quad fist, baddass hub bub


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

I imagine so goego. Thanx for the advice. LOL, Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Love to everyone at Hub Pages. KOH. Blake4d


AAJJ 4 years ago

What a crazy groovy article. Love it. Luving itttt!!!!!


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx AAJJ, this one just keeps on rolling along, I am glad to have written something that is helpful and worthwhile to the writers out there. My own experiences are not something I often have a chance to share. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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UnsungRhapsody 4 years ago from Houston, TX

Recommending this hub to every high school English and Creative Writing teacher. This is everything potential writers need to hear, and exactly what teachers refuse to tell them. Awesome.


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx UR. I appreciate such a high recommendation, it means quite a lot. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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Lady Enchantee 4 years ago from My Enchanted Garden

Blessed be, blake4d!

Thank you so much for this hub. I laughed & laughed right out loud, thankful for your honesty & delighted by your wit.

Professionally, I am a writer, as well as an editor for a publishing company. I love my work. When you mentioned generating advert copy, I had flashbacks of reworking "dead" articles abandoned by other writers, under deadline, for truly mercenary pay from the giant US periodical conglomerates. *yikes*

You are absolutely spot on, particularly about writing being pure discipline, needing balance, putting your craft first, & editing as an art form.

Thank you so much for this encouraging, hysterically funny, brutally honest hub. May you be blessed on every single level & in every way possible for your gift to all of us.

I trust that you will not mind my sharing this hub with...oh, say...absolutely everyone. *wink* It's truly marvelous.

Bless your big, golden heart.

Of course, the frosting on the cuppy*cake was the wonderful Burroughs bit at the beginning. I couldn't help, through my laughter, thinking, "Life is short. Eat dessert first." That audio visual treat was just that delicious! :)

Noted for all qualities & voted up, my dear!

Warm regards...Lady Enchantee

P.S. ~ As if the hub itself were not enough entertainment, I thoroughly enjoyed strolling through the comments, laughing merrily all the way down to the last one. What fun!


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx so much, what high praises LE. I am humbled and afraid I might mumble. LOL. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

I have nominated this for best hub of the year!


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blake4d 3 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx everyone. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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