The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I [haven’t] read.
One of the most valuable tools I’ve found since I started taking my writing seriously is my writing journal.
This notebook, is where I detail every idea I have. Some I end up using, some I don’t, but the journal helps me sort them out and keep them organized.
I write out my fears, my worries, my dead ends, and all the difficulties I face trying to piece a story together from beginning to end.
The writer learns to write, in the last resort, only by writing. He must get words onto paper even if he is dissatisfied with them. A young writer must cross many psychological barriers to acquire confidence in his capacity to produce good work—especially his first full-length book—and he cannot do this by staring at a piece of blank paper, searching for the perfect sentence.
Just putting this out there for those who may have missed it.
I have a new blog dedicated to the beginning writer!
I just wanted to let you guys know that I recently started a new blog that will be geared specifically toward those of us that are just starting out on our writing journeys.
It’s called The Beginning Writer and I will be posting about the things I am learning as I study and practice the craft of writing.
It’s a very new blog but I have a posting schedule set up: Mon & Wed I will be sharing thoughts and articles that will be helpful to new writers. And Fridays will be a link round-up of sorts. Where I will share links to all the articles I’ve found that week that are relevant to all beginning writers.
If you’re interested, please check it out.
I’ve also got links to my Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.
I hope I see you there!