The Power of Daily Writing @ The Beginning Writer

One piece of writing advice I keep seeing in books and all over the web is to “write every day.” Over the last week I’ve been taking that advice more to heart.



Write from the heart, what has meaning to you personally; have the patience and discipline to sit down and do it every day whether you’re feeling inspired or not; never be afraid to take chances, in fact, make sure you take chances. As soon as you become complacent, you become boring … . Read as much as possible, not simply in the genre, or what you think you’re interested in, but other things as well.
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The Beginning Writer: When to Show and When to Tell

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back! You see, I finally got the opportunity to go back to college last year so of course I jumped on it. The plan is to go to the local community college for my Associate of Arts degree and then transfer to University for my Bachelor in Creative Writing degree. I haven’t been to school in many years so it was a bit overwhelming at first so I took a break from the blog and concentrated only on my schoolwork. I am so happy to report that I have gotten all As and only two Bs. In fact, I got 100% on every English paper I turned in over two semesters.

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Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.
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