I sat down yesterday with my journal – ready to write. I decided to give myself a bit of advice and write to a younger version of myself. A very interesting and healing thing to do. I should start taking some of that advice.
The last couple of exercises that I did for myself, were the description of the approach to a house in both sinister and a nice approach and then the entering of the house. I found once again, some pictures of the inside of a house that really appealed to me. The sinister description wasn’t soContinue reading “Writing tips – creative exercise”
Jeff Goins and many others seem to suggest writing regularly – preferably every day. A busy schedule means that daily writing isn’t always possible. In order to keep to regular writing – I have devised a little exercise for myself. I wanted to start a story with an approach to a house. In order toContinue reading “Writing tips – writing exercise”
This is a tip I have seen regularly online. Again, at the moment, I am working these from Jeff Goins top tips.For me, this would be a word count for every 2nd day. I work a 40 hour week as well as other things so if you can’t set a daily word count – myContinue reading “Writing tips – set a daily word count”
As today is the 81st anniversary of the passing of the great James Joyce, and seeing that I live in Dublin, I thought I would type a quote from his book “Dubliners”. I purchased my copy of “Dubliners” whilst on holiday in the library shop in Irvine, Orange County, California of all places. “Her nameContinue reading “James Joyce tribute”
This is step 4 of Jeff Goins 10 writing tips. His suggestion is that it should be a place separate from other activities. I guess this makes sense so that you can get focused. I like the idea of having a really nice notebook – or if its a plain notebook or copybook – puttingContinue reading “Writing tips – write in the same place every time”
Writing tips – set a time to work on your writing every day This is actually step 3 of Jeff Goins 10 tips – but for me, I’m going to make it step 2. At present – choosing a time, is more beneficial for me than choosing numbers of words per day. My daily routinesContinue reading
The coming of Wisdom with Time by W. B. Yeats: Though leaves are many, the root is one; Through all the lying days of my youth I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun, Now I may wither into the truth
I used to write stories when I was a teenager and had contemplated starting again when I had a conversation with Fated Shadow author Kim Rylee (https://kimryleewriter.wixsite.com/author-blog ) and she encouraged me to start noting down any ideas that came to mind.
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.