I have been writing for a while, and I have several novels under my belt at this point. I woke up this morning, and thought I should write a series of blog posts about it because I want to share my wisdom with others. I also want to have some fun with it since it’s the best job in the entire world. I never really fit in to the rest of the jobs, and forget being a doctor, lawyer, or nurse. I suck at math, and I’ve always been a writer since the first grade. I want to write about my experience with the entire process, and even write some posts about the books I’ve found on the subject of writing. I’ll even film Youtube videos about it too.
I have three days off a week till January 19th since this is the last day of the semester for me. I took my last final, and all I have left is to turn in a portfolio. I might even post some of my essays on my blog too.
This is part one and the first thing I talk about is the stuff you will need in order to even start writing a book. This is geared toward fiction by the way.
- Your imagination: This is essential since no one wants to read a boring book, and be sure to use it to use the what if scenarios.
- Pencil, Pen and Paper: You need something to write and type your ideas down, and if you have a pencil you can even erase things that are not working. Paper is useful too, and I first write by hand then type it up.
- Laptop needs a word processor or document writing software to save your work. You can also take this with you everywhere, and even useful to have while you are on a long boring trip. Laptops can be a place to type up your novel if you want to type it up instead of write it.
- Jump drive: If you are using a laptop then you want to back up your work in case something happens. There are free places to save it like Google Drive, ICloud, and Skydrive. Even Dropbox can work. It’s useful to have if you don’t own a personal computer or have to use a public place.
- A drink that includes caffeine, energy drinks, coffee, and sometimes alcohol. Whatever keeps you going to put pen to paper. Tea and soda can be used too. Just something to hydrate you while you are writing or typing.
- Passion: It’s not easy to write a book, and you do have to love what you are doing since it’s not easy. Believe me there are times when I wanted to say fuck it and stop. I didn’t and it’s what kept me going even in the face of rejection and everything else.
- A stable surface believe me you don’t want the pen or laptop flying everywhere.
- Snacks nothing kills the writing vibe more than being hungry. I can’t write when I’m starving either.
- Time: This is very important since it takes time to write a novel even if it’s ten minutes a day. If it’s something you love definitely make time for it.
- Notebooks: It’s so important to use since it keeps track of everything.
These are just some of the basics, and there is more to add to it. These are just ten of the things you will need to start out with. The next time I can talk about outlining some, and even give you some ideas of what to write about.
What else would you need to write a novel?
Until next time,
People act stupid and say stupid things sometimes. People start unnecessary stuff just because they have no lives. But if anyone knows that the person they are starting stuff with, or disrespecting is a writer then they might as well shut up.
The writer in question could do things to them to make life unpleasant. Like using their words against them in future stories. Writers should realize that when people start drama to take notes. It could make a good story, and if anyone says negative stuff about you use it in a story so it will not bother you anymore.
Convince yourself it is your character getting upset about it instead of you. Problems are easier to deal with if you use that mentality. Also if you become famous thank them considering it is their fault for even saying that stuff in the first place. Using their words against them is the best part of being a writer. It makes them think twice about saying anything bad about you in the first place, but never use their real names or appearances. Which is why instead of getting mad about the negativity and drama write about it. Also make it seem like you do not care about it in the first place. Use it then ignore them.
What do you do as a write to deal with drama? That is just something to think about. Writers remember do not get mad about it write it away!
Until next time,
Good magazines for writers:
I have been getting a few writing related magazines for a while, and I think they have really good articles that are writing related. The two magazines I get are: The Writer and Writer’s Digest.
I love them both because of the helpful articles they have. I am going to do a separate review on both of them because I love them in their own ways. Some articles even feature advice from big time authors. The magazines give helpful tips regarding every part of the writing process such as plot, character, setting, and advice on query letters and sometimes handling rejections. I am taking my time with the review, and reviewing every issue I have to help you see why I cannot wait to get another issue of them.
Until next time,
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My First Ebook:
I am happy to say that I am now a published author. I self-published through Smashwords, and made the ebook $1.99. It is an amazing feeling knowing my work is out there. The hard part is going to be marketing because I have no idea how to go about doing it. I am glad that I achieved my goal of publishing before I started school.
I still have four more to go until I tackle the bigger projects. I am working on the short story ebooks, and the poem ones. I hope to be done with all of them by the end of the fall semester. After that I am knocking out the novel to the second book in The Killer Contract Agency series.
Until next time,
I thought about why anyone should want to be a writer, and here are the reasons.
1. You can set your own hours.
2. It can be done anywhere with a pen/paper or laptop.
3. It can be amusing at times
4. You can change what you do not like about the world or situations
5. Writing is theraputic, and a way to get the creative juices flowing.