I have had people ask me, how do you know if you have that streak for witing? I always reply if you can just be riding in a car and something catches your attention and you automatically think of a way to turn it into an interesting novel;then yes you have a flare for writing.
After publishing my first novel "monica's miracle" i felt a sense of accomplishment unlike ever before...Writing is one of the fascinating times when you can actually bring forth your fantasies. IF you've ever thought about Writing novels or Poems I say go for it and watch your stress level take a tremendous dive...
When I'm riding in a car and something interesting catches my eye, I inevitably say "There has to be a story in there somewhere, now if I can only find it!"
Just started writing in February, and haven't come across anything that catches my attention But, on the bright side, I'm already working on a story.
I read about an interesting strategy for how to be inspired to write.
Open your newspaper (or magazine or heck, even someone's hubs--I recommend some of mine)...
Read an article or two. Pick ONE interesting noun out of the article. The most interesting one.
Read something else. Pick a great verb. DONT try to find one that works with your noun. Just read and pay attention to really well deployed verbs, and pick the one that really just was divinely placed.
Read something else and find either another noun or if you like, a really compelling adjective/adverb. Only one.
Once you have three, write something using them as the core.
That does sound like an interesting strategy. Somebody will have to test it and see how well it works. I'm already in the middle of writing a book otherwise I'd try it - if I knew the difference between an adverb, a pronoun, and an adjective.
I heard something similar to this technique, but i have never actually tried it, however i may have to use it on my novel i'm currently working on:)
I think it would be a lot harder to make useful for a project underway than it would be for getting you out of a writing slump or in finding some random, unique idea you didn't know you had in you before you assembled some random pillars to support a new idea.
Iwish you all the luck with you adventure into the writing world if you ever need any help or an editor find me on facebook
My big sister was the one who got me really interested in reading and writing.
For me writing is sometimes such a task while other times I seem to have some form of writing diarrhea. Its all a part of writing I guess.
I'm still struggling with the "speller within you" or, at the very least, the "typist within you." Maybe the "proofreader within you." I just struggle, I guess.
I am always troubled by the typist within me. That sad creature is slaughtered day and night when I bang away at the keyboard. That is a good tip shadesbreath. I'll take that! NNooooo not reading your hubs... Ive done quiet .... a bit now i need to work on mine.
You know I have noticed that writers aren't often good proofreaders, editors, spellers and typists. Why is that?
I am one of those people. I am good at proofreading and editing other peoples work, but I struggle with my own. My thinking often gets ahead of my ability to write it down.
I so agree with you on this.
That is exactly how i am I am great when proof reading someone else's work but istruggle when the time comes to do my own written works. I don't know what the difference is maybe it's because when it is your own written works we strive for perfection and that just makes it harder
i think it's a left brain/rigt brain thing!
Editing your own work is something you have to train your mind to do. You need to nitpik everything and edit items such as passive voice, dialogue tags, adjectives and other unnecessary words.
I know when the writer within in me is in force as I can feel my heart singing with each key.
If there is no song then my my writing sleeps,
This is a great topic.
The writer within you or in me is something I have always felt I had in me. When I began writing it was hard for me to come up with topics on which to write. Now I see a chance for writing on anything every day. Everybody has talents for something and when that talent is being a writer it is inherent in your character. We all have talents within us it is up to us to discover that talent and seek to become successful at it.
Poetry is my bag, I've been writing poetry since I was in the service and now enjoy it even more now that I'm retired.I enjoy tackling a good project. I take my pictures then try to put them into a poem.
I knew I was a writer when I finished a novel and someone out there unknown to me bought a copy. Writing, IMHO, is not something you are--it is something you do. If you are writing, finishing written works, and sharing them with readers, you are a writer. If not... well, you're not.
Sometimes I think that writers get stuck is because I, like so many others, are introverts by nature. Being observant about life or seeing life in photographs that all must have a story to tell or to be made up about them is an actual chore. If you are really hard up for writing devices or inspiration, go to places that frighten you or cause your imagination to get out of control, then write down your what ifs and suppositions. Do a bit of research and turn it into a start. I once took a suggestion of walking in a grave yard, especially the old monumental kind to be of use as such a place to refertilize one's imagination.
I am a very visual person so I sometimes have difficulty finding just the right words to express what I'm seeing in my mind. The reason I write is because it is still the easiest way for me to express myself. Then to make things even more challenging, I am equally left and right-brained so some days I am much better at doing the proofreading, editing and the business and other days I'm stronger at being creative and writing. If I'm in my left-brain mode on the days when I want to write, then I'm in trouble! But with the suggestion on this page I may be able to "trigger" some creativity on those days when I'm struggling.
Know who you are and how and to that be strictly true and proficient in saying your truth. If you don't have the words look them up.
at an early age I already have this fascination with the combined words and sentences in some books that I read... I guess that's how I realized the writer in me...when I can make stories in one picture and reported it to the class...
If you can make a twist to a situation I guess that's a writer in you...
or writers have this so called "writing itch",and no one can stop when the ideas just started to flow
"at an early age I already have this fascination with the combined words and sentences in some books that I read... I guess that's how I realized the writer in me...when I can make stories in one picture and reported it to the class...
If you can make a twist to a situation I guess that's a writer in you...
or writers have this so called "writing itch",and no one can stop when the ideas just started to flow" - Maria Cecilia.
In My experience as a writer, I've found the challenge, communication. I am Not what most would consider an educated person. But to meld my feeling into a flowing conversation is helping me understand myself.
I have new ideas. I must educate myself to find them.
I have been reading all my life.. my mum was a big reader so she got me reading from around 4 years and I quickly devoured many books.
I think the writer inside me started with 'maybe I can do that too' feeling. I love words and how they can conjure up imagery. The writer inside me is curious. My curiosity asks questions like an incessant child : why, where, what, how, when? this makes me fill up the gaps of what I see with back stories, amusing twists, strange characters and sometimes shocking outcomes.
I love the alternate choices of words and how one word can alter the tone of the sentence and the narrative flow. I think the writer inside me feels overwhelmed with the burden of a story and I write when I can no longer carry it in my head!
Creating & Writing is very much like gestation and childbirth. The post natal pride after a difficult delivery...the responsibility..the pleasure of holding the written baby and admiring it... occasionally stress and worry about its health, but always the joy of bringing something new to the world.
Ideas come to me all the day....riding in the car, reading a book, magazine or billboard, something on TV from the news, movie, tv program, etc. I have little notebooks that I write ideas in... or if I'm driving a small tape recorder I keep in the car. I have more ideas than I have time. LOL
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