So here is my plot summary guys, this will give you all a taste of what to expect from my work of fiction and hopefully will keep you hooked in and wanting more updates and info on the creation of my masterpiece. I promise I will have the first mini sample of the book posted up on here soon but until then please keep following us and watch out for more on what im doing and the things that have inspired me and the project! ^__^.
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Hello to anyone of you faithful followers that are still checking in on me every now and then, and thanks for being loyal to my online nattering. It has been a busy year for me in 2013 and unfortunately has led to a bit of a hiatus in regards to keeping the blog ticking along with posts and content etc. Well that is a slight understatement and I totally understand if you guys are starting to worry about my dedication to the cause.
That being said again, i know I have said it before, but I have every intention of making my pet project come to fruition. The book is continuing to grow, all be it slowly, but just as equally as it is surely. Im also still conscious of my online presence and will endeavour to keep the blog chugging along.
Its not that I am one for excuses but I have had an exciting year. One that has encompassed car crashes, my marriage, disciplinary meetings (Im totally innocent),moving to a new apartment and a barrage of vile cases of man flu. Understandably this has impacted on the production of my opus and the maintenance of my blog.
This is of course a problem that many writers are faced with all too often, I just feel better when I at least explain myself. Call it a courtesy if you wish.
So I have at least reflected on what I could do to help me tackle the slippery tight rope of life and the least my interventions will do is make sure I at least get minute progress achieved on a more regular basis, compared to times gone past. The most prominent practices and advices that I have taken on have helped me a lot, they might not be ground breaking tips and tricks but I will share them anyhow.
1. Got myself two consultants to help me with decisions pertaining to my book and its direction. I have found that talking about your work with others or in my case trusted friends and people dear to me, can help you to clear you’re head and stay focussed. I have discussed ideas Im thinking of including etc and got good feed back and sometimes alternate opinions and ideas on my original thoughts. It can also be dangerous to do so, but thats why I said trusted. I would love to hear any opinions on this matter or method of beta testing your ideas.
2. Read more. This is something that everyone tells you to do and I hate to be cliche, but it is very helpful for all you first time writers like myself. It will boost your repertoire of skills in learning the different ways you can tackle writing an idea that you have. I have also personally taken to audio books. I find it easier to just pop it on while driving to work etc and can get through a book very quick this way. Its also good to see how well good writing sounds as opposed to just reading it in your own head. You can understand the flow of the prose. Try reading some of your own work aloud and see how easy it is to roll of the tongue, I have had to re-write sections of my book that just sounded awful to recite out aloud.
And that is it guys in a nut shell, keep writing and do not give up even if you are having a hiatus in your work flow, it happens to us all. ^__^ . Stay tuned.
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So yesterday was the final day of the Banned Books Week that ran from 30th of september up to the 6th of october. To be honest its the first time I have heard of it ^__^ hehe, but lots of blogs and websites have been putting up various lists of books that libraries around the world have been banning or books that have had people petitioning to have banned by concerned and disgruntled people who feel the content within the aforementioned books is something that should be censored or witheld from the reaches of our young fledgling book worms.
Okaaay! Well thats fine I suppose, Im not against the protection of our children’s minds when it comes to certain subject matter, should they accidentally come across 50 Shades of Grey for instance in the school library and start to ask mom and dad what anal fisting is and can they try it…
But what surprised me was that while reading many of these lists, many of them have titles on their are really quite harmless and I was perplexed by the unexpected books to appear on them. For instance there were titles that were shocking to see on a banned book list, titles that were understandable as to why it could be but ones that I wouldn’t have put onto the list and some that were your usual obvious ones that you might expect to see.
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Great post here! Reminds me a lot of myself and some of the thought processes that I have when trying to think up writing gold as opposed to when the gold finds me when not even trying to be creative.
Originally posted on Waiting Outside of Parnassus:
This doesn’t happen to me anymore. But through my latter years of high school and my first few years of college, the one time I was guaranteed to be inspired was when I was driving. I’d switch lanes and suddenly a line pop into my head. With one hand, I’d pull a pen from my purse, and whenever I stopped at a red light I scribbled, as quickly as I could, on my arm, praying that the light would not change. At those moments, I seemed to catch all the green lights. When I arrived home, I transcribed the words scrawled across my skin, desperate to find that spark I felt when I was getting off the freeway. What I was able to save seemed to die on the page, in that rush to catch the muse’s words I missed something and that magic was lost.
As of late, I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about how poets must allow the poem find its own way, to remove their ego from the process. If they start out with an idea of what the poem should be, they will suffocate it by trying to make it fit that mold. I think that this is true—poems are about discovering the unknown. However, I often felt that my own process is antithetical to this concept; I start with ideas. Well, maybe I should say I start with questions that I try to answer. What if Bluebeard had a wife who hadn’t looked in the bloody chamber? How did Pygmalion’s statue feel about her transformation? What is in the bathtub buried in my neighbor’s backyard? Why did our friendship end? This process still has room for discovery, yet it seems so constricting when compared to the process of other poets. After all, from the onset of the poem I imagine that I will find an answer.
I suspect that I don’t really understand the process of the other poets. One thing that I don’t lack is sense of insecurity. So when someone responds to my statement that “I revise the hell out of my poems” with the fact that they tend to do minimal revisions, I don’t take the take the statement as it was meant—a simple observation in the differences in our process—but as a reprimand. In the end, I can’t escape the feeling that my work is contrived, lacks inspiration, and that I’m strangling it with revision (apparently, I’m my own worse critic).
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