What does our smartphone have to do with our writing life?

What does our smartphone have to do with our writing life?

First off, smartphones are a huge part of every facet of our lives, and so is writing, so that’s an easy one to answer. I know I could never make it through a day without my phone. I use it for so many things, it’s a little scary. I feel about that the same as I did when ATMs took over the world. What would we do without them? Now, I am the first to admit that as a society we are far too dependant on electronic gadgetry. We really are. Ine one week, 81% of us browsed the Internet,

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How to Write: the first chapter

How to Write: the first chapter

It’s day 4 of How to Write and today we are going to discuss that all important first chapter. There is a really great way to know what to put in one and I am going to challenge you to try it. What is this cool new challenge? READ A CHAPTER Not just any chapter, now, but one from a book that you think is like the one you want to write. The best way to know what goes in a first chapter is to read some that have already been written. I do not know what you are writing,

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What should I write about?

What should I write about?

Since How to Write is now a little more than a week away, I am considering this question that I hear so often. What should I write about? We all face this dilemma when we sit down to pen something. I personally keep a pretty lengthy list of folders in my Document section devoted to ideas. And when I have an idea, I write it out and save it over there. So when the time comes to begin something new, I have plenty of ideas to choose from. I am not going to discuss WHERE ideas come from because that

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Real Update

Real Update

It’s amazing to me how just a week has gone by and I haven’t posted much of anything and my traffic on this site is at an absolute standstill. I guess those who follow me know WHY I haven’t been posting much this past week, and they know that no real news will be forthcoming. At least not for a while. Yes, folks, it’s been rather hellish. As the saying goes, shit got real. But rather than whine about my lot in life, I decided this morning to get my fanny in motion. I have sent off the next 12

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Welcome to the Weekend (a real update!)

Woo hoo! The weekend is here! How’s everybody doing? It’s Saturday…it’s going to be a lovely day to be out planning our gardens and enjoying the respite from winter. At least, in the mid south where I am this is true. No garden dreams for me today, though. I will be working hard today with my video production job. I am sort of a grunt at this job, and by the end of the shoot, I feel like I have had a real workout. I also will be doing some photography and that is always fun. Photography sort of tweaks

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