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I'm Always Losing My Words

Updated on August 29, 2010

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I have just stumbled across this thing called a 'Hub', and am floundering my way around it, trying to work out what it is, what it is for, and whether it will benefit me in my attempts to become a world famous author.

I'm none the wiser, yet.

I have decided to use it to document my progress, as I near the completion of the first draft of my first novel.  I'm going to talk about how easy I find it to put off writing, even though writing is my absolutely most favourite and relaxing and invigorating thing to do.  I'm going to talk about my little successes (successes as in bits of writing that make me proud, even though no-one has seen them), and my huge failures (which are usually to do with word droughts and procrastination).  I'm going to talk about what it's like being a complete novice at writing, and trying to find out how it's done with only the internet to help.  I'm going to write this because it might help someone who is in the same position as me, it might help someone to feel less isolated, it might even make someone smile sometimes!

I might also write about my lack of knowledge concerning grammar.  I might write about how I'm a fraud when it comes to the jargon of writing, and about how I can no more pick out a preposition than I can name the elements in the periodic table.

I have a blog already, where I write about day to day stuff, about children, and holidays, and ordinary stuff.  I don't write too much about writing there, because that's mostly really about my daydreams and stray thoughts that we all have that need a place to settle.  Writing about writing doesn't seem to have much of a place in that blog, and I think the readers of the blog would soon get bored of reading about me sitting in a comfy chair scribbling words on a lined notepad, drinking tea and eating biscuits and staring out of the window.  Writers might find it more interesting...

Kristin Cashore


I am currently reading Fire, and after a brief spell of wondering when the story was going to start properly, I have fallen in love again. This book is breathtaking.


I read this book having never heard of Cashore, and it was a thrilling surprise. Cashore builds worlds beautifully, and with such attention to detail. Her characters are beautiful and flawed and perfectly drawn.



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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Thank you Linda, and I will do the same..So nice to meet you as well..I am sure I have a grammer book too goodness for spell check..Take care.


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      Linda Rawlinson 6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Hello Sunnie,

      Yes, I think that's what happens. Well, that's how I do things anyway. I don't know the rules of grammar at all, and only seem to be able to construct a sentence properly from having read so much good writing. I did buy a book on English grammar, but it's under a pile of papers somewhere, unopened! Shameful!

      Your writing looks just fine to me Sunnie :) So nice to meet you, and I will pop over and read some of your hubs when I get a chance to.


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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Hello Linda,

      I had a little relief when I read this today. I feel so inadequate with all the talent around. I am not well versed in grammar etiquette and proper use of words. I am learning a lot, by reading and paying attention how one writes has helped me. Thank you for sharing this hub.Have a wonderful day. I guess we just continue to write from our heart and everything will fall in place.


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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      hubpages is addictive and i like your hubs so therefore you are ordered to write more. So think of something brilliant and get started and don't succumb to pressure, just tap away and ignore the bedlam the kids are causing in the lounge. I used to procrastinate but now i ....................

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      There is so much quality writing on hubpages. The writer in you must find something that you find interesting and that others may need or find interesting. I write spiritual articles and poems. I am told I am a good writer but I hardly believe it. I hear your words and that you love to communicate. So think about what you want to write about and even things that are commonplace I believe you can make interesting. It is a sense when someone puts their first words on hubpages. You can see they get a kick out of others reading their stuff. So make use of that excitement. Tell a story, put a piece of your heart on the page. Say something that is meaningful to you and others will be caught up in its meaning too. I welcome you too and say write on. Many blessings to you. Bob.

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      mquee 7 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Well, you are surely off to a very interesting start and I am looking forward to reading more of what you have to say.

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      SilentReed 7 years ago from Philippines

      Welcome to Hubpages. If the name of your avatar and this first hub is any indication, We will be looking forward to reading more of your writings.