Advice for Writers


writing notes

I have always had a passion for writing.  As a child I loved telling stories to my friends and writing scripts for plays that my friends would act out at recess.  It was not until my early thirties that I felt that my dreams could become a reality.  I didn’t know any professional writers and none of my friends or family shared my passion.  Without any role models, I felt that becoming a writer was just a dream and would never become a reality.  I didn’t know what to do other than scribble away in my notebooks and share my writing very few people.  My lack of knowledge about the publishing world and becoming a published writer did not stop me from writing, but I longed to see my words in the hands of other people.  I wanted to share with the world what makes me so happy.

In 2008…

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I have been in a very intense discussion with a good friend of mine about consistency.  After giving him a speech about how he should not expect certain results without being consistent, I thought about my neglect of this blog.

I started this blog as a personal accountability tool.  I wanted something that would help me organize my thoughts and force me to write something that I felt was in some way meaningful on a regular basis.  With all of my good intentions, I have not followed my own advice.   I am ashamed of myself, but I am persistent.  I will not give up on this blog.  I was not prepared for how much I would enjoy this blog and I was not aware of how this blog kept me on top of many other things in my life.

When I was consistently posting to this site, I was…

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We are all building something. It is up to us which materials we choose.

As like all people, I have had ups and downs, highs and lows.  During the downs and lows, I felt stagnant.  I felt as if I was stuck in mud, marinating in gloom and doom.  What I did not know was that even in those down/low times, I was building.  I was building with inferior materials of guilt, self-pity, anger, and insecurity.  Those things are flimsy and degradable.  Once I realized those things were not going to improve my position or outlook, I had to first get out of the mud and that required some help.  Sometimes you aren’t capable of getting out of the mud on your own.  You need something to grasp onto.  I latched on to my faith in God.  I realized I had sank so deep in the mud that I allowed…

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I’m so grateful for this moment,I’m so grateful for today…

I’m so grateful for you,thank you all.