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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twitter Inspires You To Write Better

Have a question? Agree, disagree, with me?
Leave me your opinion.

Twitter is a web site for people to
make friends, keep in contact
with old ones, give a holla-out
to neighbors, and a shout-out
to co-workers.

"Who should sign-up for a
Twitter account?" You

It accommodates people from
every walk of life. There are
writers, marketers, publishers,
coaches, freelancers from
every field imaginable,
and the list goes on.

"How can Twitter make me
a better writer?" You

First, get an account.
Type Twitter: "What are
you doing?" in your
search engine.

Click on: "Twitter--What are
you doing?"

The Twitter web site pops
up, and then create an

Twitter inspires you to
write better by limiting
your writing space.

You are allowed one
hundred and forty characters
to convey a message.
The spaces between words,
any symbols used, letters,
and punctuation count.

Twitter inspires the best
from you by pushing
your think mode button.
You have no choice, but
to be concise.

You stumble-fumble to
find the perfect word,
combination of words,
to paint an exact written

There isn't space to be
chatty, or provide bloated
words. Get to the point.
It's essential you select
words wisely.

Look at words upside down,
inside out, to find descriptive
words. Or, use as few words
as possible to display your

"What do you mean?" A few

Gather up verbs to sprinkle
throughout your post.

Obliterate the adverb-adjective
using tendency.

It's normal to type more than
Twitter has room for. Simply,
try again.

Here's an idea. Aim for
Twitter's capacity. Type your
post elsewhere. Did you meet
the limit?

If yes, good job.

If no, take out all the words
just taking up space. Any
word not vital to the meaning
of your post, delete it. Are
you using verbs? Mix in
short words.

I, personally, look forward to
Retweet(RT). Retweet is an
accepted practice on Twitter.

It's done by copying someone's
text into the box: "What are you
doing now?"

Here is how you'd "Retweet"
this post.

You start with "RT" or "Retweet,"
and my name.

RT @marcellaglenn Twitter Inspires
You To Write Better.

High-light the post with your cursor,
and copy it.

Click the "Update" button, and
you're done.

In closing, Twitter inspires you
to write better by confining your
writing space. It demands your
best writing.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

How To Write Through Fear

Have a question? Agree, disagree,
with me? Leave me your opinion.

First, find a place to call your
writing space, office, writing
area, writing corner, or
somewhere your writing ideas
can run free.

Visit everyday. Yes, write

"How long should I spend
writing?" You asked.

Write, at least, two hours
per day.

Mix your fear of writing up
into fiction, or a great piece
of non-fiction.

"What do you mean?"
Someone asked.

What do you fear? Why?

Write down the reasons
for your fear. Look at
what you wrote.

Create a character to
work through a fear
in fiction. Place him/her
in a setting comfortable
for you.

Get over any fear by writing
about it through a character,
and then come to terms with

Writing through a fear helps
you understand it better.

It's possible you'll want to
do some research, and
write an article about it.
An essay on it is interesting.
A poem?

Also, another idea is to
have various characters
work through different

Here are some questions to
ask yourself before working
a character through fear.

Should a male or female
be best in that role? How
will the character look?
He/she will show signs of
the fear?. Will the character's
behavior point to which
fear? His/her appearance?
His/her speech pattern? The
character's quirks a result of
the fear?

What age should the
character be? Where will
he/she live? City? Suburbs?
Rural area?

Should height of the character
be included? Educational
back-ground? Is there
anything else you need
to stir-in?

If you're not ready to attach
your name to a work, use a
pseudonym. It's a pen name.

There's an added benefit to
writing through your fear.
It's therapeutic. Writing
everyday about a fear helps
you deal with it, and move on.
You're less stressful about it,
and happier.

It's a big step toward healing.

This is how my novel, Grave
Street House, was born.

It started out as a poem.
I kept writing until I realized
a novel was in the making.

Always, turn ideas upside
down to get other ideas.

Write about someone
else's fear. A friend?
Neighbor? Co-worker?

In closing, write through a
fear to gain knowledge,
and live better. Perhaps,
you'll write a master-piece
as a fear is worked through.

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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Every week, The Authors Show, radio version features interviews with up and coming authors from around the world. This week The Authors Show radio features Marcella Glenn, author of  'Grave Street House'.

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