12-10-2007 04:42 PM
12-11-2007 01:30 PM
I want to write a little more regularly (as in, not just one crazy burst one month out of the year), and I want to encourage my IRL buddies to do more with their writing.
12-12-2007 09:29 PM
December is upon us and before long we’ll be ringing in a new year. This is a good time to start thinking about what you want to accomplish in your writing during 2008. What are your writing goals for 2008? What resolutions will you make in terms of the practice of writing or reading?
My writing goal is to get published in print.
My resolution in terms of the practice of writing or reading is to read like a writer and not so much as a reader. As a reader I read because I enjoy reading. As a writer, I must learn writing techniques from whatever I read.
So far, I'm getting better at avoiding the use of adverbs.
If anybody wants to read the new lyrics to an old song, here's the link:
Hope you like it!
12-13-2007 10:33 AM
()Finish my fantasy-fiction novel.
()Have my artist friend illustrate my cover.
()Create copies for distribution.
()Get myself known to the general public, distributing copies of my novel so that the word gets out (do not resort to Paolini's lame attempts at garbing himself in the attire of a medieval knight).
()Get published! Hoo-ha-ha!
()...Make a million dollars.
()Win a Noble Peace Prize.
()Learn to fly like that weird Criss Angel guy.
Sounds like a fun '08, don'tcha think?
12-13-2007 10:40 AM
I want to transcend my self expectations for 2-oh*oh-8.
I hate to admit it but being organized gets you somewhere. Hehe.
Like none of you knows this. Ddooohhh (home s. )
12-15-2007 07:28 PM
12-17-2007 10:32 AM
If you really want to work on it, but aren't able to write some of the episodes yet, you might consider just outlining the stuff you want to include. That way you won't forget some important scene later, but you don't have to write it till you're ready.
And don't do it all at once ... deal with one episode/memory/trauma at a time. No need to torture yourself. Writing something so personal can be pretty intense. Give yourself time to process. Don't worry about writing it well; you can edit later. Just get on paper what you can handle.
12-18-2007 12:21 AM
12-18-2007 02:08 AM
These are great goals. And many of you have made goals that are very specific. I find those the most useful in my own process. You can gauge whether you’ve met the goal or not.