TODAY’S QUOTE: ” The difference between writers who finish books and those who don’t– is that the finishers don’t stop writing until they get to : THE END.” —- Brian Hutchinson, author of Writer’s Doubt. MY THOUGHTS: Today’s quote continues the discussion we began last week. What I wanted from last week’s quote was an emphasis on perseverance for all writers and, by extension, bloggers. … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 49 — “Stick-to-it-ive-ness”
TODAY’S QUOTE: “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” — Richard Bach MY THOUGHTS: ” Winners never quit, And quitters never win.” I think this is what Richard Bach’s quote refers to. Consistent effort is the basic difference between amateur and professional anything, not just writing. What do you think? I would love to know. You can leave a reply in my comments … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF 48
TODAY’S QUOTE “Twitter is like a calling card. Facebook is like a phone call. Blogging is like a full-fledged conversation!” MY THOUGHTS Most of my posts begin as imaginary conversations inside my head. This quote, at first, seemed right up my alley. On second thoughts it is actually about the social media platforms versus blogging. Again, blogging occurs on electronic media and it involves social … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 46 Blogging VS Social Media ?
TODAY’S QUOTE: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” (W. Somerset Maughum) MY THOUGHTS: Today’s quote divides the blogging community into two groups. 1. The first group includes those who have written/published a novel/novels, also those who are writing one and also those who have thought about writing a novel but have not yet taken the plunge. … Continue reading Blogging Insights–New Format– # 44 — Novels etc.
TODAY’S QUOTE “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” — Ray Bradbury MY THOUGHTS Many moons ago, we debated the merits of plotting versus “pantzing” (writing by the seat of your pants). Although a plot pertains more to a story whether novel, poetry or play, all forms of writing (blog posts included) can be planned. Some people belong to one … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 43 — Intuition
TODAY’S QUOTE: “You need to read everything. Read fiction, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers. Read history, historical fiction, biography. Read mystery novels, fantasy, SF, horror, mainstream, literary classics, adventure, satire. Every writer has something to teach you, for good or ill. (And yes, you can learn from bad books as well as good ones — what not to do).”George R.R. Martin, via the author’s FAQ for fans MY … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 42 — “Read a lot”
TODAY’S QUOTE : “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood MY THOUGHTS Margaret Atwood is one of my current favourite authors. I have read two books by her: Alias Grace and The Testaments and am currently on my third, The Handmaid’s Tale. I have also bought a book of essays by her called Burning Questions. Some of these … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 41 — “perfection”
TODAY’S QUOTE “Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.” Andrew Sullivan MY THOUGHTS Having been extremely sedentary all my liffe, I wouldn’t know the first thing about extreme sports or athletics. I can’t make any comparisons or draw any parallels there. Free form, yes; your blog … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 40 — Blogging vs Writing
TODAY’S QUOTE: ” I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and look at it , until it begins to shine.” Emily Dickinson. MY THOUGHTS I chose this quote as a challenge since I cannot seem to relate to it, having never chosen my words with any particular care.My words are generally meant to convey … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 39 — Words
TODAY’S QUOTE; “In order to write about life first you must live it.” Ernest Hemingway MY THOUGHTS: Many people write about their experiences and this makes for very interesting reading both in fiction and in non fiction. Yet the “must” portion of the above quote does not follow. Writers can and do use their imaginations to create alternate realities that have nothing to do with … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format#38 — experience