Friday, October 21, 2011

Inspiration for Writers


I've just begun writing again, a welcomed challenge that I seem to go through in phases. I have found some interesting blogs that would be inspirational, instructional, and just plain good reading for writers or wannabe writers. Hopefully I'll visit them often and persevere to a finished project this time.

A friend and I are collaborating on a project right now and I have high hopes for it. Of course, I always have high hopes, I just don't have a high rate of completion (grin).

Anyone who wants to write, probably can. It just takes dedication to complete a project. With word processors that not only check your spelling, but also alert you to grammatical errors, there is no excuse to not attempt to write that one proverbial book that apparently lies within each of us (so they say).

Starting is easy.

I have started so many stories it boggles my mind. Finishing them, that's the hard part. I now realize that I am going about it the wrong way - you know what they say, doing something over and over again even though it isn't working, is the definition of insanity. Of course, I paraphrased that concept.

I'm gathering some writer info into a blog post for future reference, and also so others might benefit from them.

I used StumbleUpon to find these sites referring to writing, so feel free to friend me over there. I also found a cool site that gives you one word and then allows 60 seconds for you to write about it. It's a great little exercise. Join me there too, they have a great community and we can be friends and share our one word blurbs. My username is "bloglady" on both of these sites.

“Begin with an individual and you find that you have created a type; begin with a type and you find that you have created–nothing.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

I was so happy to read that quote! We are working on the character first and allowing her to take us on this journey. Yay! At least we're off to a good start!

Writing Links:
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  • This first one has links to many free software programs that writers can utilize. My favorite of the bunch is "Rough Draft," a free program that helps writers, especially those writing screenplays and television scripts. He no longer updates the software, but it is still available for download.




















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