There can be plusses and minuses, not one day the same. One day, the plus is that the publisher you send the actual assignment to pays better than the other publisher you rejected. You can spend more time on the assignment and do a great job of it and then maybe get more work with… Read More The writerslife: one day is different to the next
Readers can look to the subject of an article rather than look to the writer of the article. In this case, the writer isn’t as important as what is being written about the subject.
So, with this encouragement one starts to conceive fanciful ideas. What will my next piece be about? How should I write it? Better be careful in writing it properly. It gives one a bit of incentive that the next time the editor sends you an email, it may be good news.
A poem can be cut back, cut out, edited, straining for more in the rhythms and meter, but loses its power and effect, I guess.
I don’t like everything that everyone writes, I try not to accentuate their work, but it may just be the fourth third out of balance and out of whack. It may even be good. I wouldn’t like to, but it is not a perfect art.
Writing as a regular habit is something that might not be achieved always. But a good habit.
An opportunity is a pain, as it takes one out of their comfort, but although it’s easy for me to say, a pain was worth the effort to come to terms with.
If you’ve read the first drafts of Star Wars you may understand or at least I do as I have just compared the older stories of Star Wars with the finished script. It was amazing. I was so surprised to see the dearth in the original drafts compared to the later ones. That is, I… Read More Multiple drafts reveal a real development
It occurred to me as I heard the cricket say he was about to write his memoirs, in the animated film Pinocchio, that I also had been writing my memoirs in something I had been writing and mulling over.
Yesterday’s writings can become today’s better pieces, can be rearranged into other pieces, can be retained for their use at a later stage. Yesterday is good.
When it comes to writing, obstacles are overcome through sheer time and effort.
The man wasn’t servile, he was arrogant, behaving in such a way as to throw his authority around. The words that came out his mouth showed his superiority. He was a walking dictionary, and everyone just groaned when he produced another word, as if he knew better about words than everyone else. And some thought… Read More He liked the ‘literary types’, but was stuck in a dead end
Time is on the writer’s side. But what kind of writer?
Writing the picture book manuscript 2022. March 28 was Children’s Picture Book Day. This brings back memories and inspiration. I must bring out that picture book manuscript I wrote all those years ago…
The method of writing metered poetry may start quite from scratch. One forces the words to fit the meter as one drafts the poem. I have found another way that may work for me.