I Used To Write…..


Some of you may remember my review of Jeff Goins You Are A Writer e book last month. No? Ok, find it here

Jeff held a competition but I didn’t have the guts to enter lol. A couple of days ago, the winner was announced. Dustin M Smith who blogs at Propensity For Curiosity won with this brilliant video πŸ™‚

Now, doesn’t that give you a warm and fuzzy feeling? πŸ™‚

As for me, am I still trying to believe I am a writer? Well, I managed to put it on my Facebook profile, that’s a start isn’t it? Lol πŸ˜‰

Dustin talks about the fact that what he used to write was safe. Ahhhh, yeah, I think I’m very much the same. There is a lady in my writing class who is writing a novel that is a mixture of 2 different POV’s. When I asked her why, she said she was experimenting. Hmmmmm, I never experiment. So perhaps I should? do you experiment with your writing? And if you do, what kind of things have you tried? *goes off to attempt some deep and meaningful poetry*

Tonight, I’m going to a Nanowrimo event to meet Chris Baty…..yep, IN THE FLESH!

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23 thoughts on “I Used To Write…..

  1. Oooo. Have fun at the meet and greet. Very jealous. I tried writing a murder mystery. I’m very much romance/erotic romance. I’m not sure I can write anything else though. I gotta change my game up.

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    • I will πŸ™‚

      Im not sure if I’ve actually found my genre yet, if you know what I mean. I’d love to write historical stuff, but I’m just so aware of the amount of research involved 😦

      I did do a poem yesterday though *sniggers*

      xx

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  2. I am using #flash fiction as a way of experimenting with different genres and styles of writing. i think it is quite easy to get stuck in our comfort zones of what we like writing so for me the whole blogging experience has pushed me to try more new things

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  3. Hi, I just hopped over to your web page through StumbleUpon. Not somthing I might generally browse, but I liked your thoughts none the less. Thank you for making something worthy of reading through.

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  4. I feel like everything we write is an experiment, to a certain extent. Because we aren’t writing the same book over and over we experiment with new plot ideas, characters developments, and other aspects of our work. We aren’t certain if our readers will respond to this positively or negatively, so we have to experiment with it to see what works and what doesn’t.

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  5. The fact that I write at all feels like a big experiment to me!
    But, seriously, in first draft, I pretty much do anything that strikes me. I write in lots of points of view. I spend way too much time describing things. I write myself into the story. I let my characters wander off the set, and into the story they want to tell me. It’s a lot of fun that way, and believe it or not, I’ve been able to find a way to revise all that stuff!
    Loved the video. It’s so true–writing is such a big risk, but worth it.

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  6. I read a quote somewhere recently (was it here?) that said you are a writer when you write. When you publish, then you will be an author. Or something along those lines. – Nice video as well…

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